For those of you who don't know Schultz, he is our hundred-pound German Shepherd. And he likes to cause trouble. Yesterday's trouble involved a spider.
I was typing at the computer, when I noticed the beast lying on the ground looking very alert. His satellite ears were straight up, and he was staring at something in front of him, between his paws. I had to investigate.
What I found was an itsy bitsy spider, all curled up. It appeared to be rather distressed.
"Schultz, leave the spider alone!" I said.
But Schultz didn't want to leave the spider alone. He wanted to give it a good sniff.
For a minute, I thought the spider was dead. But then its legs moved. It looked like it was trying to curl itself into a tighter ball.
I knew I had to get the beast out of there. "Come, Schultz!"
Schultz came, but not before having a little spider snack. He cleaned the itsy bitsy spider right off the floor with his big pink tongue.
So much for the itsy bitsy spider!