You hear one of your cats making play-noises in the kitchen, then a little while later you happen to go into the kitchen and find said cat sitting and staring intently at that little space between your counter and your stove?
I know we don’t have mice, although one could have fit in that space, but what we DO have this time of year, are MASSIVELY GIANT MONSTER SPIDERS FROM HELL.
We don’t have anything deadly here, no dangerous snakes or poisonous spiders. Sure, some of them will make a nasty hole in you, and black widows can make you sick, but we don’t have those tarantula monsters or the ones that can eat a bird. We’re talking just your average, Joe-blow closet spider that tend to become MASSIVELY GIANT SPIDER MONSTERS FROM HELL, if allowed to mature.
As I’m freaking out, worried that a MASSIVELY GIANT SPIDER MONSTER FROM HELL is lurking there in that space, waiting for the opportune time to come out and kill me in my sleep, Rumor, the cat in question, walks away in a fit of extreme boredom.
I sprayed the devil’s poison in that gap (which will probably kill ME when next I cook) and keep checking the entire kitchen (and, with paranoia, the whole house) but I haven’t found anything yet.
It’s either lying in wait, biding its time until reinforcements can arrive – or my cat just pulled a Made You Look.