365 Challenge: Day 239 – Growl (RYDER RANT)

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Growl: the noise I make when I am unhappy

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Growl! And that kicks off this fine Monday morning. First of all, I was promised a walk yesterday, but I did not get one. The lazy a$$ I call Dad 1 kept pushing it off all day because it was raining (and since he just gave me a bath, he didn’t want me to smell from getting wet), telling me to wait just a little longer. It drizzled on and off all day, so by the time the sun began setting, he said it was too late and he would take me today. I was displeased and ensured he knew it last night as I growled at everything: at the people on the roof, at the people yelling on the street which I could hear up here on the 12th floor and at the Dads just to teach them a lesson. Just wait til you find out why I was going on this little walk — not out of the goodness of his own heart, I’ll have you know.

Anyways… I slept in a little this morning, just got out of bed and wandered into the living room. As I look outside, that rain is coming down again, which means I probably won’t get a walk again unless it stops. GROWL. I’m sure you’re asking: “why is Dad offering you a walk a bad thing?” So… let’s roll time back a little bit. My grandparents came over this weekend to visit, as they usually do every other weekend. Dad 2 was away on a business trip so it was just the three of us. Normally Grandma brings me lots of treats and and I get to eat whatever I want when she visits. She did bring me a very tasty peanut butter and bacon treat from her trip to Pennsylvania, which coincidentally is where I was adopted from 10-years ago. I ran around like a whiny little brat (I admit my faults) because it was too big to eat and I wouldn’t let anyone break it into pieces. This went on for 30-minutes until finally Grandpa helped me so I could eat it.

But then a terrible awful thing happened. I heard Grandpa whisper to Dad, “Ryder’s putting on a bit of weight.” Dad looked at me and said, “oh, you’re right, I hadn’t noticed.” It was an amusing few minutes as Grandma teased Dad about him blaming her for giving me all the treats. She whooped him something fierce over it (in a funny way), but I haven’t seen them in 3 weeks so it couldn’t be them. Poor Dad, he got quite a bit of torture from his parents over it. He deserved it though. I admit it. I have put on a few additional teeny tiny specks, as I need to bulk up for the winter. I will fix it and I don’t need anyone to tell me how.

That’s when the terrible awful happened… Dad used the word “diet.” GROWL! I did not get any of their pork roast for lunch. I did not get any of their chicken pot pie for dinner last night. I did not get any other treats. Dad 2 got home and I curled up against him on the couch. I told him I loved him and how mean Dad 1 was. Dad 2 didn’t agree with me. He sided with Dad 1 and said “Yes, I think we need to cut back.” Dad told me I get nothing for 1 week and I am going for more walks. That’s why a walk is a bad thing. It’s not out of the goodness of that monster’s heart. He claims he loves me and doesn’t want me to get sick or to age more quickly because I’m putting on an extra ounce or pound or two pounds… we’ll stop there because GROWL. I’m going back to bed. Please someone do something about this?

 

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.

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81 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 239 – Growl (RYDER RANT)

    overthehillontheyellowbrickroad said:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Fun post!

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    Patty said:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Wow! Poor Ryder. He is not being treated well as of late. I think he needs some special cookies. 😉

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    shalini said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Aww Ryder, you are a cutie pie… But showing you tough love hurts your dad too.
    Go on a brisk walk/run with dad1 and you can see him lose some too… Though he doesn’t need to… But just for fun.. See dad sweat… 😉😉🤣🤣

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    Mel Gutiér said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Breathe sigh… I adore Ryder… honestly! Jay! This is all your fault! 🙅

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 9:09 AM

      You’re lucky you’re a few states away. 😛

      It is, I admit it. I am the bad one, giving him treats. He is attached to me 24/7 so it’s hard to say no. But this time, I do see it’s too much, so I have to slow down.

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    Mel Gutiér said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    GROWL!

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    coffeelovingbookoholic said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    ryder, listen to me! the more you go out on a walk, the more you can eat sooner. because you’ll loose all the weight and then the treats will come back. and therefore your dads need to excercise with you and go out with you a lot. and rain is no excuse. so if they want you to loose weight, they need to go outside with you all the time. you see where i’m going? they are punishing themselves by punishing you? 😀

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Haha. Poor Ryder. You’re still a cutie, no matter what they say.

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    Mintly said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Hey, he looks just fine! Don’t be too strict on his diet, okay? Poor Ryder ~ Chicken pot pie is just sounds so yummy.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 9:59 AM

      It was just enough to push him over the edge. 2 pounds on 20 pound dog is 10%! It’ll be fixed by the end of the week. 🙂

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        Mintly said:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:03 AM

        But, It’s quite torturing to watch others to have good food while dieting. Hopefully he can achieve it by end of the week.
        He looks so adorable. I feel like giving him a big hug.

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    susandyer1962 said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Hahaha poor Ryder! Table food is not a dogs friend!
    Even dogs know diets suck!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 10:02 AM

      Yes, sad and true!!! Hope you are doing well.

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        susandyer1962 said:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:33 AM

        Doing great only soooo much rain up here! All day yesterday and now we are going to get very cold this week! I have a feeling we are going to get some snow really soon! Lol

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:38 AM

        Good. This season seems more rainy than usual.

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    Cammie Adams said:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    Oh, Ryder, it’s all good. We all know your just preparing for winter. You just have to clue in the Dads.
    Talk them into a visit down South, you and Bugsy can commiserate.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 10:02 AM

      Ha! I’ll send him on a plane tomorrow. He needs a vacation! 🙂 Thx.

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    Cammie Adams said:
    November 6, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    I would SO love that!

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    roseelaineblog said:
    November 6, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    That breaks my heart ❣ poor Ryder it’s your dads fault that you are in this position. But surely they can’t expect you to go cold turkey and have no treats at all. Also Ryder your two dads should support you and eat less too. I feel for you Ryder and I will be keeping tabs on what is happening in your household .

    P.s. a walk would do your Dads good too, so just think of it as helping* them. Take care Ryder xxx

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    Jenn @ Bound to Writing said:
    November 6, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    The Ryder posts always put a smile on my face!

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    Nel said:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    All you need to do is convince them to give you the healthy treats instead of the ones full of processed crap. Boom! Problem solved 😉

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 11:27 AM

      Smart! But where to do that…. lol

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        Nel said:
        November 6, 2017 at 11:28 AM

        I have recommendations if you want to talk later. You should be able to get them online

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM

        yes, that would be a good idea! 🙂

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    tylerus said:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    I think you look quite dashing . . . and the “d” word. For shame, Dad 1 and Dad 2. Show some compassion. Show some heart. . . . Show some tasty [healthy] treats! I’m on your side, Ryder m’ boy.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    I always enjoy reading Ryder’s posts. He is just so adorable. Sorry James but I’m on Ryder’s side as well with one!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 11:59 AM

      I’m packing my bags and leaving town. (P.S. I’m not saying it his is Ryder or James!)

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        mistysbookspace said:
        November 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM

        LOL!! It’ll be ok James or maybe it’s Ryder but I have an idea of who it is!!

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    Rae Longest said:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Aaaaawwww, Ryder, none of us like dieting. I NEED to eat out today; I am sick, sick of cooking, but I need to lose some weight too. Ah, me; ah, you; ah, poor poor us!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM

      We can stick together. One small slip won’t hurt either of us!

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        Rae Longest said:
        November 6, 2017 at 4:39 PM

        A friend needed us, and we ended up taking him a big pot of cowboy

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 6, 2017 at 5:34 PM

        ha, i saw your second post, but i wasn’t sure what this way at first!

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        Rae Longest said:
        November 6, 2017 at 4:41 PM

        A friend needed us and we ended up taking our crockpot full of cowboy beans to his house and eating there while we waited to hear from his son…no eating out after all.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 6, 2017 at 5:34 PM

        I hope everything turns out ok.

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    Mischenko said:
    November 6, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Aww, Ryder! You poor thing. Tell them it’s just your winter coat coming in, heehee. 🙂

    I was thinking about you the other night and got to talking about you with my oldest daughter. There was this movie on with a dog that reminded me of you. It’s called “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” with Richard Gere. I hope you can watch it one day. Much love! ❤

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 12:20 PM

      We’ve seen it! It was a really great one. Thanks for checking! 🙂 And it is his winter coat, you’re right. So maybe no diet! LOL

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    BrizzleLass said:
    November 6, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Wow Ryder you are being tortured! If I was you I would complain really loudly, if that fails rip things up, works for me! 😉

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    Noriko said:
    November 6, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Poor Ryder, but your this whole diet thing which I know you detest comes from your Dads’ love!!! They love you and want you to live as long as possible 🙂 I hate going on a diet I hear you, and I know it’s gonna be hard with all the festive season in store for you, but well…i hope you can get through it! Oh by the way, you are way too adorable, Ryder! ❤

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    November 6, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Oh you poor sweet boy! the torture you suffer ar their hands!!

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    hahahaha oh my goodness I loved reading this!!

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    RhapsodyBoheme said:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:59 PM

    Awe Ryder, are you sure that your winter coat is not partially to blame? Diets suck but you can still make the best out of it. Just imagine a sleeker even sassier version of yourself. Your reflexes will increase, you will have more energy, you can enjoy watching the dads exercise, it to mention all the….well….bitches go crazy over your toned body. 😉

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 6, 2017 at 9:38 PM

      I do like to impress the ladies! My coat is part of the issue, but even I admit… I ate too much!

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        RhapsodyBoheme said:
        November 6, 2017 at 9:58 PM

        I know Ryder just trying to cheer you up. But hey you will look even sharper and I know you are a ladies-pooch. Sorry about the bad word I used about the ladies, I didn’t mean any disrespect towards your lovely friends 😉🐕

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:09 PM

        I would have said it too. But if I curse they beat me here. Lol hard life!!!

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        RhapsodyBoheme said:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:12 PM

        Jesus what hell are you in. It can’t be that bad, otherwise you’d be skinny and scrawny looking. You know the dads love you Ryder, but you can always visit and I’m your backup plan when things get out of control 😉

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:17 PM

        Excellent. Good to know I’ve got some funny, hot and brilliant friends supporting me. I’ll drop these dudes like yesterday’s underwear!

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        RhapsodyBoheme said:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:25 PM

        Haha we got you Ryder. Xo

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:10 PM

        Help! He saw my post. I’m under house arrest!!!!!!

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        RhapsodyBoheme said:
        November 6, 2017 at 10:12 PM

        Sorry Ryder, it’s my fault 😔

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    Roda said:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:46 PM

    It’s for the best, little buddy!!

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    janieleeds said:
    November 7, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Oh Ryder baby, I’m so sorry. Sending you a huge hug and some virtual treats – the kind that tastes great but doesn’t add any pounds. Maybe on one of your walks you’ll find a cute little senorita? Just thinking….always gotta look on the bright side my friend!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 7, 2017 at 11:22 AM

      That’s true… thanks for the positivity! 🙂 and the yummy treats

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        janieleeds said:
        November 7, 2017 at 12:37 PM

        All yours Ryder! Enjoy!!

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    anne leueen said:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Oh my Ryder….Biasini the horse here….this is a bad situation mate! I hate it when the humans start looking at our figures and then decide they are going to “cut back”. I think you need to make it clear to your Dads that they need to take you out for longer walks maybe even a run! I know that the more exercise I get the more I get to eat. That has worked pretty well for me for the last two years and during the competition season I get extra to eat. So good luck with that and come up with some way of insisting on those walks. I can’t help you with that was we horses always get turned out but you are a smart guy so you will think of something. Cheers!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 7, 2017 at 12:10 PM

      It’s so nice to hear from you again, Biasini. I think you’ve given me a few good ideas. I’ll push em real hard!

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    Atwood Cutting said:
    November 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Dear Ryder,
    I think you are very handsome, even though you are a dog. I, myself, am a Russian Blue cat, but I don’t mind dogs. Yesterday a bobcat skirted my lawn, and I was on high alert, but my mom and dad were at my back, so I didn’t need to get too fluffed up about the intruder. (I live in Colorado.) I try to get along with everyone.
    Anyway, about the diet…I keep myself trim by hunting for mice, voles, rats, birds, rabbits and an occasional lizard, all of which I carry home to show to my humans. They always look pretty excited when I drag my contribution of fresh meat in through my personal (felinal?) cat door. Then, they require me to take the kill back outside, which I do, where I eat the head right there in front of the sliding glass patio doors. They prefer to augment my daily intake with morsels from a bag with a picture of a cat on the front, and I have my dad trained to give me treats about 50 x a day.
    I’m just hoping my mom hasn’t noticed the beginnings of a sagging belly that is hiding under my luxuriant fur coat.
    Ah, life is good. xoYuri

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 20, 2017 at 7:33 PM

      A bobcat? Wow Yuri… sounds like fun. Maybe a little dangerous, but still quite fun!

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