Akira, thank you again for staying at our home! My mom absolutely adored you and Taylor and appreciated your very friendly and courageous nature. You are welcome anytime!
Given our home is in the woods, you will definitely see a spider or two from time to time, but hopefully it didn't bother you (or come close!)... Personally, I can't stand spiders (more terrified actually) and I find it a bit funny and ironic how I was raised in the country and they are everywhere... makes sense that I live in big city Manhattan now... ;-)
I am very sorry to hear that our dog was barking in the morning -- had my mother known, she would have brought him up to her room before she left for work, but decided to keep him in the kennel downstairs because he does like to see what is going on (animals included like you said!). I hope that didn't interrupt your sleep -- please let me know and I will inform my mom that we need to put him somewhere else so he doesn't bother future guests.
Thanks again, dear!