I was informed by a veterinary clinic about a heartworm test for Konatsu, so I went to the test with Konatsu. In addition, the health checkup (mainly checking built-in functions, etc.) that started two years ago is also included.
There was no problem this time as well. Since last year, the heartworm preventive drug prescribed at the vets has become Nexguard, and it is also effective in exterminating fleas and ticks, and the vet said, “Tick has already adhered to dogs walking in the forest of Hiromachi. Let’s take medicine from the end of this month. “
This is the result of a blood test. The ALT, which indicates the condition of the liver, is a little high, but at this level there is nothing to worry about nervously. Compared to half a year ago, Konatsu’s weight has increased by 1 kg, so it seems that there is some effect. The vet said, “It’s a pity to eat less, so make her diet more for seniors, get a little more exercise, and feed her usual dry food with beef because beef fat works to protect the liver, ” so, I’m going to do this.
There is nothing else wrong and it ’s good health.
Just opening the door and looking at the outside seems to make me feel uncomfortable walking, but Konatsu doesn’t pee unless it’s outside the house, so I have no choice but to go. And today I came back after just walking for about 20 minutes.
It was raining like this, but Konatsu has done pee & poo. (lol)
As an extra edition, it is a soba travelogue. It’s difficult to explain in English, but Nagano Prefecture, where I traveled this time, is famous for soba noodles. I went to two soba restaurants, so I’m introducing them. The English translation is omitted below.
The picture above is what I tasted. Local “Komagatake (Masuru Shinshu Distillery)” This is smoky and very delicious. When I looked into Mars Whiskey, it was Kiichiro Iwai, the creator of Mars Whiskey, who sent Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whiskey, to Scotland. Mars whiskey was born based on the research report in Scotland, and it seems to be today. Among them, “Komagatake Rindo”, which has been discontinued, is said to be a phantom whiskey and is difficult to obtain. I was able to drink only one cup here last fall, which was unbearably delicious.
I went to bed on this day when I got tipsy in a good mood. The next morning is already the last day. On the last day, I always buy fresh vegetables at “Tsuruya”. The usual pattern is to buy as much as I can in the car.
Taking a break at Yorii PA on the Kan-Etsu Expressway. I came back to my house non-stop from here.
As soon as I arrived at Regina Resort Karuizawa and took a rest, it was time for an evening walk. I wanted to walk along the riverside path in front of me the next morning, so I headed to Iizunayama Park in Komoro this evening.
The park is on the top of such a mountain.
There is the Komoro-kogen Museum at the entrance of the park, and I was interested, but I am sorry that this day is closed.
One part of the park is the ruins of Fujimi Castle, which was built in the 1500s. And I came here for the purpose because there is a dog park in this park, but it seems that I can not reach the dog run unless I enter from another entrance. I couldn’t help it, so I decided to come back tomorrow and walk around here on this day.
And it’s dinner time I was looking forward to.
First, the Konatsu meal was brought in. 120g of venison diced steak.
Konatsu has a face saying “Please give me soon!”.
From here it’s ours
My generation, “Of course beer at first!” (lol)
Assorted appetizers, spring-like arrangement.
Spring cabbage potage, sea bream poele, apple sorbet for the appetizer, and so on …
On the second day, we checked out early and had breakfast at the “Bakery & Table Hakone” cafe on the shores of Lake Ashi.
それほどお腹も空いてなかったのでコーヒーとクロワッサンだけの朝食。10:00になればテラス席がオープンするのでこなつを一緒に連れていけるけど、このときは9:30だったので私たち二人だけでした。 I wasn’t so hungry so I had breakfast with coffee and croissants only. The terrace seats will open at 10:00, so we can take Konatsu with us, but at this time it was 9:30, so we were the only ones.
From here, take the Fuji Five Lakes Expressway-Chuo Expressway, and from Nagasaka, take a general road to Karuizawa.
On the way, I found this when we took a break at Futaba SA on the Chuo Expressway.
This is a free rest area where you can bring your pets, and you can eat inside, so it’s great for traveling with dogs in cold weather.
This is around Kiyosato. It was fine on this day, and the Yatsugatake mountain range looked beautiful.
Then, including a break from Hakone, we arrived at Regina Resort Mikage Irrigation in about 4 hours.
To my surprise, Konatsu began to scream just before arriving here. Did she remember here when she came only once last fall? Konatsu may have some fun memories, but even so, I was impressed with her great memory.
Let’s have a relaxing and enjoyable two nights here.
Unexpectedly, my work is so busy that I can’t update my blog. Even so, I go to Shichirigahama for a walk of Konatsu every morning, and Konatsu can meet and play with her friend dogs. However, I haven’t taken pictures.
So I only have this picture, but Konatsu is fine!
Maybe I can resume updating in the middle of next weekI.
Many dogs gathered in the Shichirigahama Square this morning as well. Today I will upload only the photos without commentary, but I think that the fun atmosphere of the dogs will be conveyed. The dog that will appear today is … ・Anzu ( Australian Labradoodle ) ・Bobby ( Labrador retriever ) ・Hina ( Labrador retriever ) ・Howl ( Border collie ) ・Luka ( Australian Kelpie ) ・Konatsu ( Mixed breed )
Konatsu went to a veterinary clinic in the morning to shampoo and cut, and came back refreshed.
As always, the hair is shiny after cutting!
March 3rd is also the day of Hinamatsuri ( Doll’s Festival ). Hinamatsuri is an occasion to pray for young girl’s growth and happiness. Most families with girls display dolls for Doll’s Festival called hina-ningyo (hina-dolls). So even in my house, my wife and I decorate the hina-dolls as shown in the picture we did for our daughter and Konatsu.
The dolls depict the imperial court.
Three court ladies We have been doing this for over 30 years now.
And my wife is preparing this and that for the celebration of Konatsu.
A dog friend of my wife in the neighborhood delivered a birthday present for Konatsu.
嬉しくて笑顔になっちゃうね！ “I’m happy and smile!”
そして、夕飯の時間になりました。 And it was time for dinner.
私達、人間用は雛祭りの定番「ちらし寿司」 For us humans, the standard item of Hinamatsuri “Chirashi-sushi”
For konatsu, 100% beef hamburger and mashed potatoes, vegetables and boiled eggs for decoration, etc.
She ate quickly. Furthermore, dessert is …
Bake the cake that was prepared in the daytime
Wrap in soy milk yogurt and top with strawberries.
It looks delicious even if I eat it…
It seemed to be delicious, and Konatsu finished eating it in no time.