In LOST, the TV show from which Eko got his name, one of the characters has to press a button every 108 minutes in order to prevent catastrophe (don’t ask, long story). I often feel like that character because with Eko and Penny there is a figurative button I need to press about every 36 hours to prevent catastrophe in my apartment. That button? The “on” button.
If Penny and Eko don’t get to release a full burst of energy every other day or so, I’m in big trouble. That’s why we keep showing up to the beach, even when it looks like the aftermath of the apocalypse
When the pups are on, they are on! There’s no trotting or lazy strolls, just full throttle romps
When at full tilt, the pups are completely oblivious to everything else
Eko, cocked, loaded and ready to explode out of the barrel
But like fired bullets, Eko and Penny’s supersonic sprints have sudden endings.
Penny came to a screeching halt, felt the wind and came trotting over with her “take me home now” face
With the button pushed, the timer is reset and tranquility restored in my apartment.
As you saw in last week’s video, after a good romp these two transform into pieces of furniture
Down for the count
When “turned off,” Eko won’t even bother to move his head from underneath Penny’s paw
Like a lightswitch, Eko and Penny really only have two settings. But I do know plenty of pups who use their daily energy allotment quite differently. Some are happiest plodding on long walks and others like to take frequent trips around the house throughout the day.
What about you guys? How many “settings” do your pets have?