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“Welcome by the Animal Funeral Services.” A sweet young woman greets us when we entered the glass doors of the building. She stands up behind her counter.
“You have an appointment?”
“Yes, nine a.m,” Dom answered for me, I didn’t think I could say anything today.
“We’re here with Bunny.” Dom pointed at the shoebox was holding. I pressed the box closer to my body.
“Oh, you lost your bunny. I had a rabbit once,” the woman behind the desks starts.
“Nope, it is a lizard. I don’t do rabbits.” I said, glaring at her. How did she dare compare Bunny with a bunny!
“O, I’m sorry. My name is Barbara, if you follow me. I’ll show you the urns we have.” She walked around the counter toward a door at her left.
The room was filled with displays full of urns, in different colors, sizes, shapes and even some made of glass.
I started to look around, holding the shoebox even closer to my body, not wanting to part with him. I walked with Dom towards the first row of urns.
“This one is nice.” Dom showed me a purple round one. Shaking my head, I walked further.
“Or this one.” Dom said, holding up a black one with spikes. “Bunny can be spiky when he wants too.” She tried to joke.
Again, I shake my head, not smiling at all. I walked around while I looked at the different urns—none of them fit Bunny’s personality. I was almost back at the door when my eye caught a wooden box. It has gold strips on the top and dark wood oiled to perfection.
“This one.” I whispered.
“What?” Dom asked from the other corner of the room.
“This one. He needs this one,” I said louder.
“Okay,” Barbara answered. She picked up the box and walked towards the door. “I’ll prepare the box, if you ladies would go towards the ceremony room. It is the other door in the hall. You can say your goodbyes there and we’ll cremate him.” She walked out of the door and we followed. I walked behind Dom, while we entered the other room.
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