I think I've finally gotten everything ready for Eros.
I ordered the last couple of pieces of gear he will have and he had his visit at the new vet where he charmed all the ladies as is his habit.
To tell the truth he was less than reassured by this visit. He's a generally shy boy and was sticking very close to me. He especially did not appreciate the whole temperature taking business. He showed his discontent by walking away from the intrusive object thereby halting the process. No temp on Eros was recorded.
He is now microchipped, has had his lepto booster and the infection in his ear was taken care of. A beautiful bill of health for my baby who does need to loose at least five pounds before we go. He weighed in at 87 pounds.
That one is my fault. Since I've been testing trail food, he did get a little weight on which he normally does not carry.
Now that the experimentation with his diet has ended I can say that for his normal weight which is usually between 75 and 80 pounds he will be having about 2000 calories a day. I'll bring some extra in case he seems famished but we are after all only going a week so I don't thing either of us will get to that famished point hikers are known to have.
Besides Eros, I took care of ordering my quilt and am patiently waiting for news of my new backpack. If all goes well I should be receiving both in two weeks or so. This not having a pack did feel like a bit of a setback. It did not stop us from going out and hiking but it feels like we should be hiking with packs now. I did have a small day pack on our hikes but Eros had none, which he loved. I could have had him carry his but it didn't seem fair somehow. So he'll be enjoying the next two weeks pack free.
I've also gotten a few more pieces of miscellaneous gear and I made a cozy for my cookpot. My entire cook system weighs only 151g or 5 1/8 oz.
It was very easy to make though I was again a great source of comic relief for my roommate. The tape is super sticky. Thankfully it did not take off any fingertips but it wasn't for lack of trying. I still haven't decided if I'll bring along a pan to make pancakes in. That will depend on how heavy my pack is once I have all the essential things I want to bring. I'm just really having a hard time figuring the food thing out, but I'm sure I'll get there. I have time still.
Until then my puppies and I will continue to enjoy our anger and longer hikes.