A few days ago my wife and I rushed our dog Malcolm to the emergency animal hospital in Cotati at 2:30am.
Malcolm got me up at like 2:15am to use the bathroom, I took him outside, and then on the way back to bed he fell over and had what appeared to be a seizure for about a minute.
This has happened to him before. The last time it happened, we also went to the animal ER and they said his heart stopped and then re-started by itself. That day he had a total of 4 of these apparent seizure/heart-stopping-and-restarting episodes. The cardiologist got Malcolm on some heart meds and he’s seemed to be fine except for the episode a few days ago.
For context, Malcolm is a deaf red heeler who is 17 years old.
Anyway, while we were driving to the animal ER at 2:30am, I saw the most hardcore thing I’ve seen in a long time.
We were driving down highway 116, a rural 2-lane highway that connects Sebastopol and Cotati, where the animal ER is.
I saw some dude bicycling to work at 2:30am on a major highway.
This was not the spandex-clad dudes you see on $4,000 road bikes on weekends in Sonoma County.
I’m pretty sure this was someone who works as a prep cook or some other kind of job with horrendous hours, biking to work (or home from work), on a not-$4000 not-awesome bicycle.
Hard. freaking. core!
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