Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kitties and critters

  Last week I had my resident rain spider made its appearance    from behind my bedroom wardrobe. I only noticed it I saw       madam Missy with neck craned upwards and staring at the   wall. 

Missy staring at the spider! 

Later that morning while I opened the shop, I noticed Lips, our veranda cat, staring at a creeper on the rail in front of my shop. 

As I rescued the praying mantis, it flew to my windowsill. Of course, I grabbed my camera and snapped it. 

Praying mantis

I removed the mantis from here and placed it in the garden far from Lips' wanderings. 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. Kudos to you for taking care of these critters.

  2. Missy and Lips are good at spotting critters.

  3. I forgot to say that the spider looks huge.

  4. Hello, the spider looks creepy. Love your sweet kitty. It was nice you were able to rescue the praying mantis. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for the comment and visit to my blog.

  5. I'm somewhat cautious around big spiders as we have a dangerous one here - the brown recluse - which can give a very bad bite and awful after effects! Sounds like your live-in one is friendly, well at least I hope so!
    I do love the praying mantis - get a few in the summer garden and enjoy watching them move slowly around the plants and shrubs - good bugs to have!
    Happy weekend Jo - Mary

  6. That spider gives me the creeps, but I do like the mantis.

  7. Little critters like those will definitely draw the attention of a cat.

  8. you know how I feel about that spider YIKES!!!! not in a house with me...

  9. I see you have got good eye sighted assitants looking out for photographs for you!


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