June 24, 2002
At first, when I saw my cats go after the thing, I thought it was a toy. Then I realized it was a spider, one of those black widow types, but the extremely poisonous variety with the black legs and candy apple red body. How did that get in my closet, I wondered, quick to grab a book to smash it with. I ended up using a large box to crush it. I fell back asleep. When I woke up again, I found baby spiders crawling all over my blankets. Terrified, I grabbed the cats, and ran from my bedroom.