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July 9, 2013

Pets Can Be Lazy Too

Yesterday’s post about Eko oversleeping reminded me of another of his infrequent but hilarious habits.  You might never guess it but Eko has a serious lazy streak dating back to his puppy days.  From the beginning,  Eko’s lazy-bone ways have always been strongest when sunbathing.  Sometimes he just can’t

Yesterday’s post about Eko oversleeping reminded me of another of his infrequent but hilarious habits.  You might never guess it but Eko has a serious lazy streak dating back to his puppy days.  From the beginning,  Eko’s lazy-bone ways have always been strongest when sunbathing.  Sometimes he just can’t be bothered to move an inch.

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With me as a human-pillow on one side and the sun streaming in on the other, the normally rambunctious puppy-Eko would sluggishly whine if I tried to get him up

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Even when he’s not tired, lazy Eko won’t budge from a sunny spot

My favorite part about lazy Eko is his total lack of motivation.  The words “outside” and “treat” normally send him into a frenzy, but lazy Eko only yawns at them.  Here you can see the process in action:

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Lazy Eko, perfectly comfortable

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I manged to get him to lift his head when I said “treat.”  Here you can see him contemplating my proposal

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Here you can see lazy Eko realize that to get the treat he will have to move

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And here you can see lazy Eko decide there is always time for treats later

We’re normally going full speed so I certainly don’t begrudge Eko slowing things down every once in a while.  It also doesn’t hurt that it cracks me up to watch him yawn and yowl on the couch.  Does your pet have any lazy habits?

Comments for Pets Can Be Lazy Too

  1. Emmadog says:

    I am zero to one hundred in a second if it is important like a squirrel or a wabbit but anything else, I have to contemplate and decide if I feel like getting up and moving or not. My sister is lazy in the morning. She rolls on her back and kicks her paws to keep Mom from getting her up! Enjoy the sunshine, Eko!

  2. Tiffany F. says:

    Does Eko seem to lose all his bones and/or gain 30 additional pounds when you try to move him too? I swear Tonto doubles his weight when I’m trying to move him out of my spot on the couch!

  3. Whitney B. says:

    Such a cute, lazy puppy! Both of my guys are professional loungers – but yes, “Want a bone?” usually gets them going right away…or close to it.

  4. joanb49 says:

    Oh yes, we have lazy Chloe syndrome at our house. Usually Chloe is all over her treats but on a lazy day not only will she not get up for one, but if I throw it to her and it’s too far to lean over and reach, she’ll lay her head back down with a sigh. She might deign to eat it, if I get up and pass it to her. Lazy girl.

  5. Oh yes, Boomer is the ultimate lazy lab, when he doesn’t want to move from his comfy spot on the couch, bed or sunny deck he won’t no matter what you offer him!

  6. writetowag says:

    Trev…AKA…The Professional Napper!!!! Trev and Eko have it down pat!!!!

  7. My pet is a lazy habit. It is winter here in the southern hemisphere and she lies from morning ’til night in the sun by our north facing windows and in the evenings, flops onto her favourite blankie.

  8. Lazy habits? I have four cats. The end.

    😉

  9. Steven/Buddy says:

    In the mornings, Buddy and I have a routine, I get up, go bathroom, Buddy gets out of bed when he hears the back door open, then back inside I make his food and mine, I go to sit on the sofa and Buddy follows, now Buddy either will lay on his pillow or up on the sofa next to me to watch the news. Buddy always gets two Beggin Strips, the new ones Bacon, Cheeseburger flavor. but I have to break them up into 1 inch strips and place them in between his legs, now if he is on the floor and decides to come up on the sofa, well I.have to move them from the floor to up on the sofa for
    him and vice versa. If I dont move them, Buddy will keep pawing me till I do.
    Now who has who trained ?
    They train us all the time I believe ! I believe it is worth it to for all the love and loyalty they give us.

  10. Eko’s fur in those photos is so beautiful, it resembles suede. So pretty!!!! For a high-energy breed, Dakota is one of the LAZIEST dogs that I know!

  11. gavmomof2 says:

    What made me laugh is that you know that Eko knows you will be offering more treats later so, he’s gonna soak up the sunshine and its warmth on this lazy day 🙂

  12. LOL

    I can literally slide Maia across the floor with my foot when she doesn’t want to get up 😉

  13. My Cody (before he passed about a year and a half ago at the prime age of 17) loved his chair. He loved it so much that he busted all of the springs in the chair and rubbed the fabric into losing its color. He napped, sunbathed and “guarded” the house from that chair. I’ve got the pictures to prove it. While he never fully got lazy (due to having an overactive mind and never truly wanting to rest), his old age slowed him down compared to his puppy days.

  14. I loooove when Charlie decides to be lazy – he’s so cute when he’s sleeping or lying down, just like Eko. And it give us all a much needed break! Enjoy it while it lasts 🙂

  15. Misaki says:

    Eko sure looks comfy!

  16. Jura says:

    Tala is incredibly lazy when it comes to sleeping in and going to bed early. On weekends she will happily sleep in till 10-11 (a blessing for us as we used to take care of a Rhodesian Ridgeback that would be scratching the door everyday at 6:30am) and by about 11pm she usually gets a sleepy look in her eyes and takes herself off to bed only begrudgingly getting up and grumpily bumble out if we insist that she goes out one last time. The great thing I guess about having a pariah/primitive dog is that they weren’t really bred for anything so they have athletic builds and she will happily run 10k or at speed with the bicycle but the rest of the day she is very happy to sleep!

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