Monday, April 12, 2010

Mancat Monday - Hero Smokey

Smokey is a natural hero.
Even before the wee hours of Saturday morning.
But he found and tracked a huge spider
roaming the bedroom while we slept.
He finally woke me up when it got lost in
some of the piles on the very messy floor.

As I cautiously moved the piles, item by item,
Smokey chased the intruder spider to the hall.
Faith Boomerang joined in, determined she stay
between the large spider and myself at all costs.
Protecting her helped me overcome an
intense fear of large spiders and make the kill!
The toilet-side funeral (aka flushing) was attended
by Smokey, Faith Boomerang and myself.

After that, I couldn't sleep!!!
While Smokey and Faith Boomerang kept a close eye (and nose)
for more spidery company, I cleaned out the entire bedroom.
Four trash bags, five donation boxes and
a lot of work later, it was scrubbed clean and neat.
Thanks, Smoke-Smoke!

(The newly-deceased was a grass spider, about 2-inches or a bit more...
to me, it was large huge.
If the cats try to kill one and get bitten, will it hurt them?

Smokey, seeing Pixel's comment: Oh, How You Doing, Pixel?
:: smooths back hair with paws ::

PS: Smokey enjoyed some small strips of pork roast for a special treat.
He is a very happy boy.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That was very good of you to catch the spider. We have to do that for our mum.

Willow said...

China Cat & I loved reading about what a hero Smokey was with that spider!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrs, Willow

Marilynn said...

Magnificent work, Smokey and Faith! Well done!!

♥ ♥

Grace & Company

Brian said...

Way to go Smokey, you really are a hero!!! I don't know if those would hurt us or not.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Great job Smokey and Faith! Hope you two got extra treats for saving your mom like that!

The Creek Cats said...

Way to go!! Heroes!

Karen said...

Smokey, what a great job you did

purrs xoxoxo

meowmeowmans said...

Great job, Smokey! Not only are you a hero, you're also a very handsome mancat!

Mickey's Musings said...

Mom is impressed!!! She does not like spiders at all,especially in the house! We don't care for them and don't kill them for Mom,heehee
We are not sure if they hurt cats. At 2 inches,Mom would be a nervous wreck!!! Only wolf spiders are that big here(we hope) heehee
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Hero Smokey! Mom does not think grass spiders will hurt kitties.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Wow! You are brave cats catching that spider! Gemini does that in our house sometimes!

Jacqueline said...

Smokey, you are a gorgeous hero!!...We kill bugs for our Mom all the time and leave them for her to flush; we are good girls to do that for Mom!...We don't know about spiders except our Mommy hates them!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Mommy sez dat dey haf a weak venom dat will kill stuff like grasshoppers by paralizing dem but she sez dat dey don't usually bite unless dey is trapped and prolly couldn't bite thru furs anyway. She sed da most it would do is make da site of da bite irritated even if dey did bite yoo. Sadie ate one once, she didn't like da taste 'parently cuz now she just kills dem and leaves dem fur mom to pick up.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We also meant to say good job Smokey and KC! What would da moms do wifout us to get dem nasty things...oh yeah, step on 'em, but dat's no fun.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Well done!! Those spiders can be dangerous!!

Kea said...

Oh, well done! Our human is scared of spiders, can't stand them, and screams something awful when she finds a big one. We think you both showed true heroism!

The Florida Furkids said...

Our Mom is scairt of spiders. What a great job you did protecting your Mom. Pork Roast sounds like a great reward.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Daisy said...

Way to go, Smokey! My Mommeh got bit on the eyelid by a spider and it took weeks for the lump to completely go away.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WOWSIE....what a stupid spider to come into the house of the Sherwood kitties. Didn't it read the sign at the door: "Enter at your own rist...Attack cats inside...espcially deadly to insects!"

Stupid spider! Probably couln't read. We hear illiteracy is a huge problem among the arachnid population.

SeaThreePeeO said...

Way to go Smokey! What a hero!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Smokey you are our hero. We don't think grass spiders will hurt you. But be very careful of Black Widows and Brown Recluse, they can be lethal. ~AFSS

Lisa Kolosey said...

Yikes! There is nothing like a 2 inch spider to motivate a house cleaning!!!
~Lisa Co9T

misayamamoto said...

Ooo spiders! We loovve to play with them during the night and mummy gets a fright when she sees it in the morning. Shhh a secret - we know she can't stand catching it herself! Well done!
Keiko, Kenji & Pricilla

Anonymous said...

WTG Smokey!!! We thinks our mom woulda had a heart attack and died right there! She LOATHES spiders!

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Smokey a hero indeed.. Spider catching is my very favourite.. Hugs GJ x

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Smokey, we're impressed!! Good job deading that spider!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Kitties are such brave hunters of spiders and bugs. Good job, Smokey!

Lisa said...

Smokey and Faith Boo are my kind of cats. I hate spiders! *shudder* But I'd trade a few spiders for the termites I'm having trouble being rid of.

Karen said...

i am doing wonderful Smokey. My mom is just lazy about updating. You are always handsome to me