PUTTING THE BUG IN YOUR EAR
I was going to blog about this cute little long-haired Chihuahua, Dancer, whose owner Jenny Gomes of Leesburg, Fla., is trying to document as the world's smallest living dog. Dancer is only 4 inches tall to the top of his shoulder. Click here for more photos of Dancer by Orlando Sentinel photographer Tom Benitez.
While I was at it, I was going to throw in another cute dog photo and happy saying sent to me by reader Judy Corbutt, just for the feel-good effect.
God knows, I must have been feeling a little too good with the puppy dog tales because the next thing I came across on the Internet was this news item:
Doctor Finds Spiders in Boy's Ear
Of course, I had to read all about how the kid told his mother there were Rice Krispies in his ear, which turned out to be the spiders walking on his eardrum.
And just like that - Snap! Crackle! Pop! - there went that feel-good feeling.
Can't get enough of spiders?
Check out the spider vs. scorpion fight. The music makes this YouTube video so turn up the sound.