First, our dog unplugged my alarm. I usually wake up between 6 and 6:30, but instead April woke me at 6:50.
Then, I immediately took the dog for a walk… and discovered that a cat had been hit by a car last night and was lying at the end of the driveway. I couldn’t be certain, but I thought it was our neighbour’s cat, Mellow, which was heartbreaking. I grew up in the country, and if one of our outside animals was hit by a car, a neighbour always brought it home in a trashbag with condolences, so I figured I ought to do the same. After the walk, I got the cat and knocked on the neighbour’s door.
Then I showered, dressed, grabbed some breakfast, and got to work a few minutes late after dropping April off at OTC. I tried to call people to let them know I would be late, but my phone kept dropping the connection, potentially due to the storm we’ve got in the area right now.
It turns out that it wasn’t Mellow. I’m glad–that makes it better, somehow. But it was still a very sad thing, and I want to go home and sit on the couch with our cats and dog.