I then noticed an enormous spider web across the sidewalk, which I'd seen the last time I'd spoken to the cat outside this Target a few years earlier. "I can't believe this spider web's still here!" I said.
"What spider web?" said the cat.
"How couldn't you have noticed this--it's enormous!" The cat looked to where I was pointing and was duly impressed.
"I wonder what the spider looked like," I said. "It must be long dead by now."
But it wasn't--I saw it the next instant. It was a dark, Swamp Thing green and about twelve inches long. It looked like a small man with disproportionately long arms which ended in curved claws. He used these to cling to the webbing like a sloth. Somehow I could tell he was blind and very dangerous.
I told the cat not to eat it.