The Traveling Tale of Tony the Tarantula

This is Tony – Tony the Tarantula.  Kind of like Tony the Tiger; only creepier.

IMG_3004Tony came to us rather inexplicably while we were collecting things for our charity bike ride this summer.  I managed to rescue him from the ‘Straight to the Goodwill’ pile of junk and he has since taken up residence in our home.  More specifically, I use him to scare the bejesus out of poor HRH.  Yeah, yeah, I’m evil.  I know.

You see, Tony likes to take up residence in the most peculiar and random places, and always when you least expect it.  The whole hide n’ seek thing started nearly a month ago and has now progressed into a live version of ‘Find Waldo’ around our household; except with a huge, hairy tarantula.

Maybe HRH  will wake up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed one morning and decide to help herself to a bowl of cereal as is her usual routine.  So she proceeds to grab a bowl from the cupboard, a spoon, and then as she reaches for the box of Honey Nut Cheerios, BAM!, out pops Tony.

Tempt your tummy, Miss?

Tempt your tummy, Miss?

Or maybe she gets a bit peckish after playing outside and comes in to have a snack.  She goes to grab a frozen chocolate chip waffle from the freezer to munch on and as she opens the box, WHAMO!, “Heeeeeeere’s Tony!”

Even the freezer isn't off limits.

Even the freezer isn’t off limits.

Perhaps she is getting ready for bedtime and goes to crawl in bed, peels back the covers and, SHAZAM!  Yup, you guessed it.  Tony.

Read you a bedtime story?

Read you a bedtime story?

It’s endless.  Here are a few other examples of Tony’s prowess to conceal himself for the overall purpose of startling unsuspecting children:

Fancy some chips?

Fancy some chips?

Hello Kitty! meets Hello Tony!

Hello Kitty! meets Hello Tony!

Tony lays in await in the laundry hamper.

Tony lays in await in the laundry hamper.

Hiding in plain site a la ET.

Hiding in plain sight a la ET.

In her jacket pocket.

In her jacket pocket.

Oh yeah, the fun never stops.

God Help Her.

Leave a comment


  1. Jan

     /  June 4, 2013

    OMG Terry! You are harassing that beautiful little girl! I’m on my way over!

    • Harass-schmass. I’m keeping her I’il heart young and healthy through a series of controlled (and unexpected) cardio vascular fluctuations.

  2. Kelly

     /  June 5, 2013

    HRH loves every minute of it, don’t let him fool you !


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: