I was having a good day. Work went well for the first time in a long while and traffic was light. I stopped at the store and got pizza fixings to make dinner. I had the basic pizza laid on the pizza board and was adding cheese when the dogs started barking.
The UPS truck pulled up and stopped. I washed my hands and wondered what it could be. I hadn’t ordered anything online in a while.
The UPS man had me sign for a box that was addressed to me from a Pet supply store. I took it inside and opened the box. My heart sank and I just started to cry. It was Kira’s ashes.
I really didn’t expect to get them this way. I thought that I would go down to the vet and it would be a solemn thing with both Mike and me. But instead it was this cold delivery. I put the box on the table in the hall where all of the other dogs are and finished the pizza. I took a Xanax and the rest of the evening was shot.