Lester woke me up this morning about… 4:45? Ish? He was coughing, and as he’s got a history of Congestive Heart Failure, I jumped up and gave him an extra dose of his diuretic. We settled down again for a little while to let that get to work, maybe fifteen minutes, and then we went outside.
So, I step outside, and Lester goes off to make his rounds [base of porch stairs, neighbors cactus plant, edge of yard, tree, round the corner to the back yard] when some movement across the street catches my eye. I am hyper-aware at this point because it is 5AM and all sorts of nonsense can happen at 5AM, see.
WELL, THERE WAS NONSENSE GOING ON IN A CAR. There were two people in there, doing UNSPEAKABLE THINGS. And I’m not talking satanic baby-eating rituals. Well, one of them was eating something, but THAT IS NOT THE POINT. If you can’t do it in a BED at FIVE IN THE MORNING, you probably shouldn’t be doing it. Unless you’re super-into kinky car sex, and then well, bon chance to you, friend. Good luck with the public lewdness.
Anyway, they got interrupted when two dudes strolled down the sidewalk on their side of the street, and they did a HILARIOUS impression of nonchalance. Then they stuck around for a few more minutes, presumably to right clothing and whatnot, and then took off.
back at camp, Lester was done doing his business and we went back inside. Tried going back to bed for a bit, but he kept coughing, so I made an Executive Decision and took him up to Falls Road Animal Hospital, since it’s the only one open at FIVE IN THE MORNING.
Got there [after getting turned around TWICE], they fussed over his cuteness appropriately, and did some diagnostic Stuff. I sat around and read my Regency Romance novel, and tried not to fret too hard.
The vet came back in and said basically, “Yep, he’s old.”
So, he got his Lasix upped, and added a new heart med [which I am having trouble finding online…], and we’ll just see how he does with that. I’ll make an appointment to see his real vet tomorrow afternoon. He’s quiet a nice dog, and I hope they’ll let me keep him a while longer.