365 Challenge: Day 232 – RainDog (RYDER RANT)

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RainDog: Ryder when it pours the opposite of ‘cats’

Good Morning! I know you’re used to me ranting away about the Dads on Mondays, but I can only say good things about them today. I’ll have to rant about some other stuff that they don’t have control over…


I had just gotten a bath on Saturday afternoon and was all clean and fresh. As usual, I tore off out of the tub, shook everywhere, rubbed my entire body on the carpet and dried off without towels. I hate towels. I like to air dry. I think the Dads may have collected another dog from all the fur that flew off me while I raced around the apartment. But then the most horrible thing began… where did all this rain come from? I didn’t get outside for almost 24 hours because of it. I don’t mind a little drizzle here and there, but when it pours buckets without stopping for this long, I am not pleased. I didn’t want to go outside because I knew I’d get stinky. So I held it for a very long time. I finally got out this morning but now I’m just exhausted and already taking a nap on the couch while Dad works. It was fierce out there! I saw some of my trees start bending over. A few flower pots fell on the side and spilled dirt on the patio. Dads got some mess to clean up today.

Another reason I’m happy with Dad is he promised me I don’t have to wear a Halloween costume tomorrow when the trick-o-treaters knock on the door for candy from 5 to 7. Since we live in an apartment building with security, people can’t just come and go as they please. Instead, all the residents can sign up and go door-to-door (if the tenants put themselves on the list) within the building. It’s much safer and friendlier. But we also have specific times, so I won’t get too tired out. I try to sleep at least every other hour, you know. I’ll have to stretch it to 2 hours this time. Then the Dads leave for dinner with some good friends who have been on a diet for a month. I like those friends; they bring me treats all the time. I am glad Dads are going to dinner with them — Mexican, their favorite — but that diet they follow is wacky!

The real reason I can’t be upset with the Dads is they cooked a scrumptious meal for them me given all the rain kept us indoors. While they were sleeping last night, I took the phone and uploaded some pictures below for you to see. The first one is the table setting for dinner last night. Mine is on the floor, you can’t see it. They give me a special plate so I leave them alone while they eat. I guess it’s only fair. The mashed potatoes with whole grain mustard seeds was fantastic. The meat cooked all day long… tempted me too much! I didn’t partake in the wine, as you know, I’m a Prohibitionist, even though they are quite the lushes.

Dad finally baked that pie he mentioned last week. Although he never follows recipes, he did stumble upon a good one in Southern Living magazine. Georgia Peanut and Bourbon pie. It was delicious. I saved a photo from before it went in the oven, then one from afterwards. Dad also made a bourbon and vanilla whipped cream to top each slice at the end. There’s a picture of that one, too. Too bad y’all didn’t come over for dinner. I love the company. And they only ate 1/4 of the pie… so much left!

That’s all folks. See you next week with tales of my Halloween Extravaganza!

P.S. Today’s post pic and word ‘RainDog’ is a building product supply company. Dad didn’t take that photo, so he wanted you to know not to credit him. Only credit him for the food photos.


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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43 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 232 – RainDog (RYDER RANT)

    tylerus said:
    October 30, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Sounds like an awesome meal – wish I’d partaken! 🙂 Have a wonderful no-rain day, Ryder.

    Liked by 1 person

    Mintly said:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    The meal looks so yummy, especially the pie. It’s really drooling. I love to read ryder’s story, so much of fun!! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    Books,BooksAndMoreBooks said:
    October 30, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Which Southern Living did the pie recipe come from? I want that!

    Liked by 1 person

    indianeskitchen said:
    October 30, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    I don’t like nuts and am so excited to see a pie with peanuts! Those I like…lol Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 30, 2017 at 2:38 PM

      You are welcome! I just commented on another line with the recipe if you’d like to see it.

      Liked by 1 person

    Patty said:
    October 30, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    Excellent Ryder. Don’t drive daddy mad tomorrow barking at all the trick or treaters. Maybe he will give you a huge treat for behaving. 😉

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    janowrite said:
    October 30, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    This dog is in league with my dogs. For sure. 🙂

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    scr4pl80 said:
    October 30, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    The minute I saw the picture of dinner on instagram I knew Ryder would be a happy dog. So glad that he does not have to wear a costume. I think that is cruel and inhumane punishment (and I am not even really an animal lover!). Happy Halloween all.

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    BrizzleLass said:
    October 30, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    That food!!! 💜

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    AJ said:
    October 30, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    That pie looks amazing!

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    October 30, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Omg that food! And I’d have actually liked to see Ryder in a costume 😉

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    October 30, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    That pie though…. yum.

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    Lisa@LismorePaperCo. said:
    October 30, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    Ryder the lucky dog! That pie!!!

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    anne leueen said:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Ryder how’re you doing now after all that rain? At least you were inside man! We horses had to go out in it. I have a rain sheet I wear but I still got cold. So when I get cold I pace back and forth at my paddock gate and if necessary I run back and forth along the fence line and then they bring me inside. They take the rain sheet off and I can just chill in my stall with some nice hay and my pajamas on. Anyway good to hear from you again.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 30, 2017 at 10:08 PM

      Oh no, but hopefully you got a nice nap in the end? I would like to see some horse pajamas!

      Liked by 1 person

    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    October 31, 2017 at 12:23 AM

    OK….pie looks amazing!!! Glad Ryder got a good meal…..finally!!

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    declutteringmylifeweb said:
    October 31, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    those meals look amazing!

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    carhicks said:
    November 1, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    Ryder sounds just as spoiled (loved) as my Bigg. Delicious looking meal!

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    RhapsodyBoheme said:
    November 1, 2017 at 11:31 AM

    Ryder…I bet the bath felt fantastic and you look sharp as always. Nothing like a good bath to boost the confidence, you never know when the moment comes and you have to look your best 😉.
    I’m sorry about the rain, it’s on it’s way to me too with snow 8n the forecast. But hey that scrumptious meal had to have been awesome. Thank you for sharing all the cool picture. Don’t forget to take a selfie next time. You know what a fan I am of yours and it’s always good to see you. 🐕

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 1, 2017 at 1:06 PM

      I forgot to take a photo of me! I’ll do that for next week’s post… promise! Hope the rain and snow don’t hit too hard. 🙂

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        RhapsodyBoheme said:
        November 2, 2017 at 12:34 AM

        I will look forward to that Ryder, thank you so much. You know it makes my day to see your sassy smile and know you are doing great.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 2, 2017 at 9:42 AM

        Ha! He loves to hear that!

        Liked by 1 person

    The Otaku Judge said:
    November 1, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    This post is making me hungry. I live in an apartment building, but alas that didn’t stop kids from knocking at my door yesterday.

    Liked by 1 person

    Mischenko said:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    Oh my! That pie looks delicious! I’m so jealous, Ryder!

    I would’ve loved to see you in a costume,
    but I get it. 😊🐶💜

    Liked by 1 person

    Rae Longest said:
    November 4, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Ryan, you are surely living the good life!

    Liked by 1 person

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