5am: wake up hit snooze x20, piss off L.
6am: get up and go to the gym. But first take a photo of the gorgeous sunrise.
6:22am: Run 3 fast miles.
Photo from another run where I was goofing around.
7:25am: leave with CB for his vet appointment.
7:35am: CB decides he doesn't want to go to the vet and stops half way on our walk/run and wont budge. People begin to wonder if I've stolen my own dog due to his resistance for going on a walk with me.
7:40am: We finally get to the vet and he backs out of his leash and starts running around the parking garage.
7:45am: I corral CB and we go into the vet and find a long line. I appreciate the time the vet techs/office staff spend checking in each pet to listen to our issues etx. Luckily it moves fast enough.
8:00am: I run home one mile from the vet in jeans.
8:10am: I eat a ham egg and cheese croissant in record time.
8:20am: We leave for the train. (Because I worked out late, and because I left late to the vet, I was thinking we would miss the train)
8:40am: after a brief hustle to the train, we are seated comfortably.
10am: arrive Gary Indiana and walk to the 18th street brewery.
10:10am we start waiting in line for the 2 hours until the brewery opens. We were there for their special release of Hunter Coconut stout. <Spoiler Alert: It was worth the wait>
11:15am: still waiting in line. The vet calls and we discuss our next steps with CB. He has been drinking too much water for the past few weeks. No other symptoms. I agree to additional blood work to figure out what is causing him to drink every last drop.
11:30am: we are still freezing our asses off outside.
11:50am: The line starts to move and we can go inside and buy the Hunter Coconut.
11:55am: we buy our allotment of Hunter Coconut and find a seat to enjoy some beer!
11:59am: I buy a round of Hunter Coconut for L, my Daad and I so we don't have to open our bottles. It is delicious and chocolaty and coconuty and everything I had hoped it would be and more.
12:31pm: I drink a delicious Cone Crusher IPA from 18th Street
1:05pm: I go in line to buy another beer for my Daad and L.
1:06pm: I drink a Bitches Bank imperial stout from 18th Street. Man was this one delicious. Stout with cinnamon and other spices- almost reminded me of a boozy Mexican Hot Chocolate or mole in the best possible way.
1:15pm: I go use the rest room before hitting the train and take a photo of this sign.
1:20pm: we walk to the train
1:25pm: we get on the train.
2:47pm: we arrive Chicago
2:54pm: arrive Porkchop and get food.
3:24pm: arrive at my place, chill for a while.
5:15pm: leave to go pick up CB
5:30pm: go to Whole Foods.
5:38pm: go to the vet. Wait a very long time because the Vet was in a surgery. Speak to the vet for 10 minutes. Get some answers, get recommendations for more tests to find the underlying cause of the excessive drinking. Elevated kidney enzymes indicate the possible onset of early stage kidney disease or early stage kidney failure. Vet doesn't seem too concerned at the moment, so I breathe a sigh of relief- especially since CB has been acting normal- the only thing out of the ordinary was the excessive water consumption.
6:30pm: head home with CB.
7:00pm: Arrive home and chill the rest of the night.
WOW that was tiring to write.
And now that I've looked it over it was kinda boring and tedious to read. I must work on my day to day activities to make them more interesting for blog content. But, the more I think about it, This is a somewhat usual Saturday for me- minus the vet visit.