I slept through the Johns’ leaving at 4:30 in the morning, though Sadie must have said goodbye to John $pencer. He was flying to Washington state to celebrate Rose’s birthday. Sad-sack Sadie was moping at 7:00.
I said brightly, “Want to go Sadie? Come on. Let’s go for a walk!”
“We’ll just go to the stop sign and come right home.”
“Let’s go walking! It will be great!”
Eat your heart out, Sadie. Look what you missed on the road – two pieces of pepperoni pizza!
Sadie did not see through Holly’s roof like I did. I sat on the porch to savor the cool morning and saw tree branches on the other side of the house through the dormer window. My one eye told me something my brain refused to believe. There is no second floor, and all you’d see through the dormer window are roof tiles.
The camera insisted on showing you where the branches really were – attached to a tree in the front.
Sadie knew I was looking at something near the window on the porch. She wandered over when I pointed the camera down at it.
I took the spider’s view at its eye level. The spider was looking at the window, with the reflection of the porch in front of it. Those were the last few seconds of its life.
Sadie finally saw the spider and wanted to eat it. My garden shoes went into action, clapping the critter senseless. Sadie still wanted it, so I scraped its remains into a crack between the boards. There! We didn’t have to find a vet for emergency treatment! By 9:00 I’d had enough excitement for four mornings.