December 15, 2010: Tokyo Travel Day #9! Jelly update! Kondo! Shibuya!
While here in Tokyo, I’ve been checking in with my dogsitter, Christine, who has been taking care of the pooches while I’ve been away. Today, I received the following update on the gang and a post-operative Jelly in particular:
“We are doing great. Jelly is recovering very well, today she was very happy to go out and sniff everything and I think she is starting to feel more herself again. Of course she is still on pain medication, but I haven’t had to give her any of the additional pain drugs they gave me at the vet clinic. We are doing leg massages and some exercises a few times a day.
She certainly has a good appetite, I have cut her food down to 1.5 pucks per meal and I’ve been giving her a little bit of pumpkin puree to help with her bowel movements. I will probably take her in to the vet on Wednesday when I take Max for the check up. I will be able to get her on the scale there and see if she has already lost some weight. It is going to help her a lot in her recovery.
I’ve attached two pictures. I gotta say, Jelly is such a trooper, I just love her to pieces:)
The rest of the gang is doing very well, loving all their walks and attention they get. Of course, Lulu always has to be the tough girl when it comes to other dogs…”
One of my aims over the course of this two-week trip is to introduce Ivon to a wide variety of Japanese foods. On our first night in, we did teppanyaki and he sampled kobe beef for the first time. Since then, we’ve covered sushi, ramen, yakiniku, yakitori, and izakaya. Last night, we did tempura.
Heh heh. Makes me sorry I’m not traveling with Carl too.
Ivon and I tried to walk off dinner by walking around Ginza and, when that didn’t seem to be working, tried to burn it off with a few drinks at – where else? – Star Bar. We allowed Kishi-san to call the shots on this night.
The following morning, I awoke as dehydrated and dizzy as usual – but at least I had a good reason for feeling hung over on this day. I WAS! Fortunately, I knew the perfect hangover remedy…
We checked out the Tsukiji Market in passing…
Then we hopped on the Ginza line and headed over to Shibuya. At the immense station, we stopped of Decadence de Chocolat where I purchased the best pistachio macaron I’ve had on this trip (sorry, Pierre Herme). Then, we headed out and snapped a pic of Hachiko –
Two rainy days in a row, but Wednesday promises to be brighter…