The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

I know I’m very lucky Eko and Penny get along so well, but I think to a certain extent I’ve taken for granted why they get along so well. Sure, Eko’s patient. And yes, Penny has an infectious puppy charm. But I don’t think either one of those things best explains how these two stay close.

I think a better explanation is that Eko and Penny bring out the best in each other through play. After a couple days of avoiding Penny when I first brought her home, Eko just couldn’t resist romping with the little ball of energy. And the two have been romping ever since.
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Even with a full beach of dogs to choose from, Penny will beg for Eko to play with her

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While Eko may shrug off offers from other pups, he never turns down an invitation from his sister

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Nothing makes Penny smile quite like trying to keep up with Eko

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And nothing makes Eko bounce around like a puppy more than having Penny hot on his tail

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I love all our time at the beach, but nothing makes me happier than when I see these two playing together

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Clearly nothing makes them happier either!

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Except for maybe making the cameraman jump out of the way every time they fly by. I’m pretty sure they do it on purpose just for yucks

 Of course we love to play, but around here we also play to love!

18 thoughts on “The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together”

  1. couldn’t agree more – our boys are the same. When we first brought Ziggy home – little bundle of fur (fat actually), Nico was like really. But then Ziggy climbed into Nicos bed with him and while the look on Nico’s face was priceless he didn’t kick him out just took it in his stride and they’ve been besties ever since.

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  2. They are so sweet!
    When we were looking for a little sister for Dante we wanted a personality that would blend perfectly in our home. It took a lot of time, but Ziva has been a perfect match for us!

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