Right on Pixie!! You did the best thing. Overcoming fear by confronting it directly. I don't know if I'll ever be over my personal fear of spiders, but I am going to go skydiving to get over my fear of heights. I may let Dragon get a T soemday to help me get over my fear... but no until I have antivenom. (I have a level 3 allergy. One bite from a T, I'm dead. Plain and simple.) So, it's not spiders that I'm afraid of, it's death by asphyxiation that I'm afraid of.