Saturday, May 30, 2009
Johnny Eats A Bento Lunch on the Trail!
Yes I did make my horse a bento box lunch, or snack really, and yes he did enjoy it. There. That's the alpha and omega of this story, but as always, it is beta-gamma-delta etc. that contain all the mishaps.
A beautiful morning, sent from heaven unaltered, just as a glimpse of what heaven may be like if there is one: sun, cool breezes, bird song, and everyone looks pretty including of course John:
So I decided to pack a lunch and try for the Long Ride. This would involve crossing County Road 1 and following a bike path several miles to an entry to a huge state park trail system which has been luring me since I moved to the new barn.
I packed bento box lunches for both Johnny and myself;
His has carrots, grapes, and a granola bar; mine has fried rice, pink grapefruit, and peanut butter pretzels.
I was rushing through this preparation process due to the fine morning; in our climate, weather can change drastically within minutes, not even hours, so I wanted not to miss the golden ride time if at all possible.
So I made it and he was in a fine mood and off we went. I put on his bear bells which are mostly decorative although (a) we both seem to enjoy the jingle, and (b) there have been bear sightings all around town this spring.
Here's a little video of the bear bells and walking:
And here we are gaiting out a bit:
We had a terrific ride and we ate our lunches without actually killing each other so that's a plus.
John did attack his bento a bit before I offered it to him, but he's a horse after all. The expression 'hungry as a horse' does have bearing.
The sky was so infinitely blue!! Like you could just have floated up there and gone swimming or flying in blue forever.
I am going to work on my horse bento technique. I believe I may be the only person in the universe who is making horse bentos. That would make me either the coolest person in the universe, or the biggest idiot. I know where my vote's going!!