The beginning of the week started again on a business trip to Gunma. The Covid-19 infection is becoming the fourth wave, but I am relieved that Kanra Town, Gunma Prefecture, where I go, is an area where there are almost no infected people.
This is Sayama PA on the Ken-O Expressway, a coffee break while charging the car. It took three and a half hours to get to Kanra because there were two accidents on that day, and I arrived 10 minutes before the start of work! After two days of work, I came back home yesterday.
And this morning. Head to Shichirigahama as usual …
This is the self-proclaimed Shichirigahama Abbey Road, and put a photo on this, …
It will be like this.
When I arrived at the purification center, I met Ume for the first time in a year!
All for shabu-shabu, Kobe beef, Yonezawa beef, Matsuzaka beef from the left. It’s hard to compare such a luxurious meal, but we enjoyed it with my daughter last night. I personally think Matsusaka beef was the best! The photo below, when my wife was preparing it, Konatsu wanted it, but Konatsu didn’t know if she could get it, so she pretended not to see it and put up with it.
It seems that it’s pitiful to keep facing sideways without looking in the direction of the table (lol)
These days, dogs live as family members rather than pets in every home, and we treat our friends dogs with that feeling, so the news of death is painful. Two days ago, Futa, who was a good friend of Konatsu, crossed the rainbow bridge. He was just 16 years old, and he wasn’t particularly ill, so it might be a natural and peaceful death.
When I looked at the road information in the morning, there was an accident near Hachioji on the Ken-O Expressway and there was a traffic jam to Sagamihara, so I headed for the Tohoku Expressway via the Metropolitan Expressway, and this is Kamikawachi SA on the Tohoku Expressway. The store is full of various Utsunomiya dumplings! It takes a little over an hour from here to Nasu.
From my home, Nasu is a little farther than Karuizawa, and it takes about three and a half hours one way.
I’ve been to Gunma for work since last Friday. This is Kanra Town, Gunma Prefecture, and there are famous cherry blossom spots here. The blooming time was about a week later than in South Kanto, and it was in full bloom this time. I will omit the explanation below, but please enjoy the row of cherry blossom trees in a rural town in Japan.
I met a new face dog on a walk in Shichirigahama this morning. He is Mio (Bernese Mountain Dog ♂, 3 years old) and is the successor to Mina, who died about two years ago. Mio’s owner said that Mio’s former owner couldn’t continue to keep Mio, so he took Mio along to his home.
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.