We have a new member to our animal family. She won't be with us long as she has a very short life span, but we are enjoying her efforts so far. She lives just outside our front door and keeps the bug population down.
I know there are many out there that are squeamish about spiders, but our little Charlotte is wonderful. I asked Gage what he wanted to name her and he came up with Spidey, as he is currently in a Spiderman faze. I overrode him. Charlotte seems so much more fitting. Especially after the egg sack arrived.
We are waiting for the eggs to hatch, however sad we will be when Charlotte's time comes to an end. Making babies and eating bugs is her purpose and she seems to be getting tired. So we'll see how much longer she will guard our entry way and keep us safe.
Long live Charlotte.