Last week I lost my beloved dog Bella. It was almost predestined that, being an escape artist who would bolt through the door at every chance, Bella would get hit by a car. Sure enough, that morning, she got out past me, then dashed out onto the busy street chasing a rabbit. The driver of the car was very shaken up but there was nothing he could have done to avoid her.
A couple of neighbours came out of their house and did what they could do to comfort me, provided blankets to wrap her in and carried her to my house a short distance away. I can’t thank them enough for their kindness.
Last evening to my surprise, a lovely bouquet was delivered to my door by Progressive Waste Solutions on behalf of two of their employees who had been working the neighbourhood and had witnessed what had happened. It is a tribute to them and their employer that they would make the effort to find my address and deliver flowers to me, and I was deeply touched by their kindness.
It was a wonderful gesture from very thoughtful and compassionate people as well as a testament to living in a small community.