Lock-picking Horse and/or Bananas vs. Crackers

Wednesday, Apr 15

This afternoon when my now 15-year-old Yorkie, Bernice, (yesterday was her birthday) were out for our walk, we stopped to watch with amused interest while Banjo, one of my horses, tried to pick the lock on one of the stall doors.  Although supper time was a ways off–and he has, after all, access to 10 acres of grass–he’d apparently decided it was time to retire for the evening.  🙂  No doubt he was hoping to find some sweet feed in his feeder, silly horse.  Some things run in families, even equine families–we nicknamed Banjo’s big sister, Skye, “Houdini” a long time ago, because she’s so good at opening latches with her lips and teeth.  She has been known to bust herself out of her stall and then turn all the others loose.
As Wednesday is Weight Watchers day, Jen and I attended our meeting this morning, and our leader, Elizabeth, said something that really hit home with us.  We were talking about Power Foods–those that are nutritious and have a zero point value–and she showed a picture of a banana opposite an ounce of snack crackers.  Elizabeth pointed out that, while she’s been known to eat crackers, or something similar, and keep going back for more, but she couldn’t recall EVER eating a banana and then consuming five or six more.  🙂  The message?  It’s best to choose a food that will nourish one’s body in the first place.
Those are my words of wisdom for today.  🙂  Keep commenting.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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