I prefer animals with fur and whiskers, so it’s not surprising that I’m not a big bug lover. In fact, spiders scare the bejesus out of me. So much so, witnesses (i.e. my husband and cats) have observed me shrieking in horror and running from a room containing an offending arachnid on numerous occasions. My cats even know what the word “spider” means. I’ve encouraged them to attack the eight-legged freaks (nonvenomous only, of course) since kittenhood. Fortunately, they love a nice bug snack, spider or otherwise.