Katie Survives the Change to Daylight Savings Time

11 Nov


DSC07111Katie’s weight loss program is not going well due to Daylight Savings Time.  Daylight Savings Time is an evil plot to get people in the northern climes to buy more coffee.

When you add the gray clouds and cold rain of Seattle to short days, it’s hard to get motivated to exercise your overweight pony.

Katie is OK with that.  She is happy to eat and not exercise.  In fact, it may be her dream life, though I think she likes to get out and spook at things at shows and trails.  If we get a dry day I can take her out for a hike.

Last night she practiced her spooking by pawing her feed pan, sending her dinner flying and spooking at it.  Now, remember, Katie is 19 1/2 years old and has been eating for that entire time so she should not be scared of her food.

But she is Katie, so spooking at her food is just part of who she is.  She’s naturally suspicious, which she believes has kept her alive for 19 1/2 years.  But it is a little bit the opposite- she is lucky someone puts up with her spooking because she is so darn cute.  She also has good points: she falls asleep while you clip her, she does tricks, she loves to let  kids groom, braid her and pick her feet.

4 Responses to “Katie Survives the Change to Daylight Savings Time”

  1. pigeon1970 November 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    this cracks me up

  2. The Dancing Rider November 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Oh, how I laughed. Throwing your food around, THEN, of course, spooking at it. She is really cute though. At least Katie’s surviving the change. I think she needs to speak to our five cats — they are browbeating us hour early for their meals! 🙂

  3. Sparrowgrass November 12, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    “Katie is 19 1/2 years old and has been eating for that entire time” – yup, that sounds like a horse. I’m pretty sure my horse can eat in his sleep if given the opportunity. 😉

    • A New Path November 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      thanks, everyone! Thank goodness for low-calorie grass hay you can eat a lot of.

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