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365 Challenge: Day 309 – Blegh (RYDER RANT)

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Blegh: how Ryder feels right now – not so hot

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In lieu of Ryder’s Rant, he’s sharing a photo of him from a few years ago when he was taking a nap. He’s not up for posting today, as he’s under the weather. We’re doing a rather quick switch of his anti-seizure medicine, as the old medicine was beginning to cause liver problems. After a trip to the vet last week, his blood work came back with some issues. He’s basically sleeping 24/7 and will be for the next week while on multiple medicines, apart from a few breaks to try to eat or drink. I’m hoping he will be more alert by next week, but he may need another week off from his Monday rants… for now, keep him in your thoughts. I’m going to lay down with him for a bit this morning… back again soon. Sorry if I’m missing any comments or responses the next few days! Will be back online again once things are improved here.

 

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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365 Challenge: Day 302 – Grandma (RYDER RANT)

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Grandma: Ryder’s dad’s mom, and the one who never does anything wrong

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Hi, it’s Ryder and I need to whisper. I’m writing this post while Dad’s in the shower. I’m in hiding, as I think he might be out to get me. I admit, I’ve been a bit of a pain the last few days, but I never thought he would try to kill me! Let me explain with my view on the events — a very accurate story to anyone who knows me.

I’m a tiny, helpless little creature. I am getting a bit older and sometimes my bones hurt a little. I need to sleep more than usual and it is helpful if someone picks me up to put me on the couch, so I don’t have to jump. I occasionally play in the snow, but not always. Some days, I’m not very hungry, so I don’t eat a lot. Over the last few days, I must have had a cold or not been my normal 100% healthy self. So… I didn’t feel like eating much and I spent a lot of time in my own bed. I may have not taken my morning and evening pills on the schedule that Dad likes me to keep. I know they worry, so eventually I give in and accept the pills. Anyways… yesterday morning, I just didn’t want to take the pill. I refused cheese, apple, yogurt and anything else Dad tried. He pushed it in my mouth one time, I held it for a few seconds, then I projectile spit it across the room. It landed near one of the potted plants. I thought it was funny. So did the other Dad. But shortly afterwards, that’s when Dad 1 tried to kill me! Please call the police. It’s no longer safe here. Have you ever had someone stick their fingers down your throat to shove medicine inside you? He held my mouth closed, even though I fought back. He kept rubbing my throat, trying to force me to swallow the pills! HELP! I think he’s trying to murder me. I need to escape… if anyone can get to NYC, I live at 41………

 

******************** Then the Internet ‘went offline’ and Ryder was not heard from again for awhile. No one really knows what happened. *****************************

 

Hi. It’s Jay.  Ryder is out playing with friends and asked me to write his post for him. Let me tell you what that little rascal did this weekend… He’s starting to get some arthritis and probably has more aches than normal in this frigid cold. He’s been curling up against me a lot more, stealing my blankets, claiming it’s too cold in the house. So, I turned the heat up for him as I am nothing but a wonderful, perfect, loving caretaker. He is a monster patient. He refused to take his pills for 2 days, so I had to very gently coax him into eating them yesterday, as he managed to only take 1/2 the dosage the day before. I couldn’t let it go too long without the full dosage, so I had to be the bad guy and force him to swallow the tiny pills, including a doggie tylenol to help with the arthritis.

He hadn’t eaten much and wouldn’t even accept an apple or cheese from me, even though he loves both. It was like I’d done something horrible to him, when all I expressed was love and concern for his well-being. About ten minutes later, my parents arrived and we made brunch. Ryder slowly emerged from his cocoon (he hid in the bedroom away from me) when his Grandma showed up. He played and cuddled with her. He ate several treats, including apples, yogurt, ham (anything she would give him) — it was almost as if nothing was wrong. I’d try to give him a treat, he would refuse it. The other dad just laughs, refusing to be the mean one. I got the cold shoulder from Ryder all day long. Only Grandma could get him to listen, eat, or play. A few lessons:

  1. Ryder is spoiled. He likes to play games and torture me.
  2. Dad W is now responsible for pills. I’m officially on strike.
  3. It’s time to give Ryder his morning pill today. He BETTER take it. If not, he’ll be writing next week’s post from the Arctic Circle with a seal as his prison guard.
  4. I love Ryder and will always be the bad one who forces him to take the pills if I need to be. It’s my job to see that he is kept healthy.
  5. Thank you, Mom, for getting Ryder to eat yesterday.
  6. I guess Grandmas (and moms) really are the best!

 

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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365 Challenge: Day 295 – News (RYDER RANT)

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News: newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events

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Happy New Year! It’s Ryder and I wanted to start the new year off right by wishing everyone a wonderful 2018. I am excited about everything it could bring! I have a few things to rant about, but also a couple of exciting updates to reveal… so I thought I’d just share some random ‘news’ today as part of my first 2018 365 Daily Challenge post. We’ll start with something good.

  1. A few weeks ago, Atwood Cutting, also know as Kate Peters, was the Author Alert on Dad’s blog. She’s a very cool lady and always says hello to me, plus she tells Dad to give me hugs and treats! Atwood taped a radio interview on 12/15 through FM station KCME 88.7 in Colorado Springs. You can listen to the recording on 1/1/18 at 7:00 PM MST. Check out KCME 88.7 FM and kcme.org for further information, or contact Atwood to get a copy of the broadcast. Dad has a copy and can also share it via email — I can’t wait to listen to it this week with him, curled up on his lap.
  2. On a sadder note, one of Dad’s favorite authors passed away this week. He’s been a big fan of Sue Grafton, who wrote the Alphabet Series, over the last thirty years. She finished the 25th book, Y is for Yesterday, but will probably not posthumously publish the final one in the series. In honor of her, Dad will make her the focus on the Fri 1/5 Author Alert — even tho she’s not someone he has met. Stay tuned!
  3. Dad told me all about his trip to Louisiana last week for Christmas. It’s a bit concerning how poor the service was on Delta.
    • Dad 2 left on Christmas Eve, planning to arrive at 11pm in the Louisiana airport. When he arrived in Atlanta for the first connection, there was no one at the gate even though the plane was supposed to take off in 30 minutes. He found out they had issues with the tugs to deliver the plane, but there was no flight crew. It seemed suspiciously like they planned to cancel the flight and forgot to tell anyone. It finally showed up, but he arrived at 1:30am on Christmas Day. Not good holiday service!
    • Dad 1 left on the same flight Christmas Day. At the gate in NYC, he was put in Zone 3 (last zone). They asked for volunteers to check baggage at the gate since there would be no room, and offered to let you get on the plane in Zone 1. He did the right thing and checked his baggage at the gate, then had an issue trying to board in Zone 1. He received a text alert saying his baggage was put on the plane. When he landed at 11:15 in Louisiana, his bag was nowhere to be found! One person said it was in NY. The mobile app showed it in Atlanta. The alert said it was on a plane. Very confusing. He filed a claim to get it all sorted out, and it was… he had to drive back to the airport to get it, which was after there were no rental cars available.
    • Dads left together on a trip back to NYC later in the week. As they arrived at the Louisiana airport, a text noted there was a 1 hour delay (no reason ever provided), but they only had 1 hour in between flights for the Atlanta to NYC connection. I really wanted them to come home, but it looked like they’d not make it. Then their second flight was delayed, which made the connection time potentially do-able… they raced from one gate to another gate all the way at the other side of the terminal, arriving just in time to hear an announcement about another delay for unknown reasons. A lot of running for nothing. I felt bad for them. Delta should do something to say they’re sorry for 3 major issues on 3 flights — all with no real explanation or follow-up, especially when it was on Christmas. Just rude!
  4. Are dogs supposed to have new year’s resolutions? If so, here are mine:
    • Keep proper weight. I came back from Ella’s and Dads both told me I look a lot trimmer!
    • Kill 12 birds / squirrels / mice … real or toys… I don’t care. I must keep the population in check.
    • Nap at least 20 hours per day. Continue to push Dad 1 further off the bed each night. I think he might be on to me!
    • Beg for treats until I get them every day.

OK, this is way too long for a holiday post. I’m outta here. See ya next week.

 

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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365 Challenge: Day 288 – Squeaky (RYDER RANT)

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Squeaky: short, shrilly cry or noise; squeal

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I was tempted to share a wonderful version of my friends singing Jingle Bells, but I wasn’t sure how you’d feel about an all-dog choir. We might sound a bit squeaky, so I skipped it. Instead, I wish to each of you, via my words, many happy holidays this week, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or anything else I’m not familiar with (tell me, so I know in the future, please). We had our celebration last night, where I received two gifts, plus a bunch of treats. I also received three special gifts in the mail this week. They all have a different squeak to them, and that’s why today’s word is squeaky — but it’s driving me nuts. Can’t anyone be quiet on the holidays? Meet my new friends who may not last very long if they keep this racket up:

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  • Foxy: Grandma gave me Foxy because I look a lot like him! We played a lot when she was visiting last weekend.
  • Squirrel: She doesn’t have a name yet, but soon… I like to chase them, so maybe Chase!
  • Bunny: I received Bunny from my friends Murphy and Ophe in Michigan. He’s very heavy and I can’t throw him all that far, which is good… the tree is safe for now!
  • Santa: This one makes so much noise, and it sneak attacks me with its twisty head. Santa beat me up yesterday and I was so angry I sat on him for an hour.
  • Hammy: I had fun unwrapping hammy because it squeaked the whole time I tore at the paper. If only it were real.

I had a wonderful dinner last night before I left with Ella this morning. I stay with her at Christmas since the Dads leave on their trip this afternoon. They made me beef wellington, honey & thyme carrots, and Pommes Anna. Julia Child is always visiting this house! They even had a wonderful Christmas pudding from a very special English friend. I’m pretty certain they also had a few holiday drinks and a bottle of red wine; I personally don’t touch that liquor stuff, I’m a Prohibitionist — yet they drink like the fishes. In the immortal words of my favorite new friend, Patty Hogg, from the Amy Sedaris show: I’VE SAID TOO MUCH, I’VE SAID TOO MUCH. Click the link if you want to see what Dads have been watching all week long.  They exchanged presents, too. This is what I bought them for the terrace:

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It’s time for me to unpack my bags for this 5 day stay… happy holidays! See you all for New Year’s Day next week!

 

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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365 Challenge: Day 281 – Rantless (RYDER RANT)

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Rantless: when I’ve got nothing to complain about

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Hello, Friends! I had a wonderful week with hardly anything to ramble on about… I suppose that makes me RANTLESS. I got to play in the snow for a few minutes. I got Christmas presents from Grandma and Zora (my dad’s friends dog). Grandma got me carrot-flavored treats and a stuffed toy that looks just like me. Zora got me a Santa squeaky toy. I took naps on both of them this weekend. Dad’s played board games and card games with their friends. There was lots of drinking, swearing and insanity over memes! Since I have very little to rant about, I’ll reveal some exciting news today; the winners for the 2017 TRUTH award have been selected. If you are new to this blog, or didn’t read the post from about ten days ago, Dad picked the top 12 followers on his blog — based on count of comments in 2017. He believes those 12 people embody the values on his ‘This Is My Truth Now’ blog: inspiration, friendship, honesty, truth, gratitude, discovery, sharing, communicating, open-mindedness, love, commitment, equality, trust, and partnership.

Me waiting for the guests to arrive, then a shot Neel took at the tree after gifts

As a reminder, the nominees (blogs you should check out) included:

Roda @ Growing Self

Shalini @ Book Reviews by Shalini

Alex @ Coffee Loving Bookoholic

Rae @ Rae Longest & Powerful Women Readers

LA @ Waking up on the Wrong Side of 50

Nel @ Reactionary Tales

Claire @ BrizzleLass Books

Noriko @ Diary of a Bookfiend

Misty @ Misty’s Book Space

Kristin @ A Simply Enchanted Life

Patty @ Moohnshine’s Corner

Mischenko @ Read Rant Rock and Roll

 

*** DRUM ROLL ***

 

 

Check out the link for Dad’s book on Amazon: It’s starting to go through the next round of marketing to help new readers find it more quickly. Every click helps push it up on the rankings for Amazon, so take a quick peek today, thanks! He’s also signing a copy and mailing it to each of the three winners. Dad’s working with Mischenko, Noriko and Nel to confirm what charity they want. We’ll post together in the next few days to let everyone know. Congratulations to all the winners! The votes were very close, and everyone had a couple, which was great!

Next week… I’ll be talking to you from Long Island while Dad’s in Louisiana. I’m going to Ella’s for 5 days, heading out on Christmas Eve and returning on Thursday 12/28. I can’t wait to see my friends, but I’ll write a post on Christmas Day while I’m away just to wish everyone a happy holiday!

 

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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365 Challenge: Day 274 – Snow (RYDER RANT)

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Snow: powdery dust falling from the sky that I love to lick and roll around in

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I was so excited to hear about the snow this last weekend. I readied myself all week long by taking several rather long naps. I assumed it would be enough to keep me awake when the snow finally fell, but I was wrong. It started falling late morning, but it wasn’t really enough to stick to the ground or to create any real fun outside, so I kept napping. By midday, it looked a bit better, but when I went out, there was nothing picture worthy. By later in the evening, the Dads went out for a music concert and a holiday party at a friend’s house, so I didn’t get to go out in the snow. There was only about an inch or two, so it wasn’t worth it. Can we get some more soon?

I love the snow. I enjoy funneling through it like a seal. I roll around until I get wet and dirty, then I wait at the door for someone to dry me off. I don’t like to be wet indoors, so the Dads must stand there and dry me off — it’s a requirement I tell them. And they do it. I didn’t get to roll around this weekend, but hopefully soon, before I leave for Ella’s over Christmas. They will be heading out of town for 4 days, so I get to go on vacation, too. She has a lovely outdoor space. If it snows, I’ll get to play there. Since we didn’t have any pictures from this time, I thought I’d share one from the winter when we moved into this joint. We were here for about 2 weeks when a blizzard arrived. Those pots were about 36 inches tall (I’m good at math), which means there was close to 2 feet of snow that day. I adored it. I know you all don’t like snow, but I do.

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I’m from the mountains of Japan. I like to be cold.  I have a lot of fur and this keeps my temperature regulated properly. We shiba inus tend to roughhouse and play hard, especially in the snow or when there’s rough terrain. We’re good climbers and brush dogs. Did you know we were one of the first breed of dogs? We didn’t arrive in the US until a service family brought my breed from Japan in the 1950s, but no one really knew what we were until the 1990s, at least in this country. My Dad got me in 2007 when people started seeing more of my kind, but we didn’t become popular until the shiba inu puppy cam around 2008 or 2009. So, I was sorta one of the first of my kind in this country. Maybe my math’s not so good after all. Oh well… it’s nap time. Dad needs to write. If he doesn’t finish Father Figure this week, I’m going to write it for him. I’m thinking of a new character named Ryder…

 

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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365 Challenge: Day 267 – Needle (RYDER RANT)

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Needle: a very fine slender piece of metal with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread at the other, used in sewing, to give shots to someone or draw blood from a dog

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Hi. It’s Ryder. Unfortunately, I had a very bad weekend. I’d rather not discuss it, but I feel like you’d want to know. So… Friday morning was my 6-month trip to the vet. I go twice a year to get a shot. This time it was bordetella, which allows me to go to the groomer or get boarded when the Dads go away. It’s required by law. When I got there, Dad told the vet about my entire week spent in bed and my sore foot. He asked for blood work. I usually get blood work once per year to check the levels for any adjustments to my anti-seizure medicine. Anyways, the vet, who I normally like, informed us that I had two more shots due in January and that I could get them early if I wanted. I don’t like shots, but I’d rather get it all done at once, so I said yes. That’s when it happened!

I normally don’t like my toe nails being clipped; that’s when I whine a bit. Dad thinks maybe that’s how I hurt my foot last time. I also don’t like being stabbed with a needle. Yes, stabbed. I whine then, too. Usually just a little. But this time, it was not good. I whined for ten minutes. Very loudly. Everyone heard me. They stuck my left leg to find a vein. Then my right one. Then my neck. I was very, very sad and let them know it. I screeched so loudly, it was probably heard all the way across town. Poor Dad… he ended up canceling the blood work because they couldn’t get me to calm down. I’ve never done that before, but it hurt this time. I don’t know why. Even I admit I exaggerated the pain.

So we went home. Dad felt bad for me, but he also was a little upset with me that I wouldn’t let the vet take my blood. That just means we have to go back in a few months ago. Yuck. But then it gets worse. I must have been in really awful mood this weekend. They put up Christmas decorations in a few rooms. I never take things I’m not supposed to take. But when they went shopping and then to dinner on Saturday, I might have accidentally pulled down some of the garland. And a large stick of red berries might have fallen to the floor. There’s a small chance I ate it, too. I have never eaten anything like that before. As a puppy, I never ate or scratched anything I shouldn’t have. So… 25 red painted styrofoam balls ended up in my belly. When they got home, they saw me napping on the floor and all the wires and sticks laying next to me. All the food was in my bowl, too. Oops!

Of course, they thought I hurt myself. They checked all over the Internet to see what they should do. Since it had been over two hours, there was no use in making me vomit, as it was already into my intestines (sorry for any images). But this is where the Dads worry for no reason. I was still eating my normal food afterwards. I did ‘my business’ the next day with no issues. I’m good today. So it’s all fine now, but I think they were a bit frustrated with me this weekend. The only positive: one of the suggestions was to give me plenty of bread to help with digestion. I got a bunch which was really the whole point of it anyway… they still aren’t feeding me enough treats and snacks. And that mean vet told them I am two pounds heavier than last time. He also said that’s why I am no longer jumping on the couch by myself and instead ask to be picked up. Phew… what a week. Hope it gets better!

Dad wanted me to announce his special ‘This Is My Truth Now 2017 Blog Award’ but unfortunately, WordPress is not cooperating, so it will take another couple of days. But stay tuned… one day this week, we will tell everyone about this very cool award. Until then, I’ll be in search of something else I can destroy this week. I seem to be turning into a bad little boy this holiday season!

 

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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