When I was little, our cat used to run around the house in endless spastic circles - with absolutely no rhyme or reason. She'd start in the living room, dart behind the couch, zoom under the dining room table, jump onto the couch and gallop down the hall. Then she'd start over. And over. And over. And over.
We took Ike on his first hike when he was about nine months old - and it wasn't a short one. Since he weighs in at a whopping 7lbs, I fully expected to be carrying him by the end of it. But when we got back to the car, he was still trotting along happily - while the rest of us panted and wheezed behind him.
Then there's Gunner. Now, he never met a walk he didn't like, but his short little legs tire out quickly (he's got tiny Beagle legs and a big Lab body… it can be hard to maneuver). And if you held his leash and a bag of Beggin' Strips out in front of him, it's a pretty good bet which one he'd choose.
Some pets are incredible balls of energy. Others are happy to curl up, flop down or otherwise snooze away the day. I'm glad we have both in our house. One encourages me to grab my tennies and get outside. The other is quite possibly the best snuggle buddy on the face of the planet (and he never begs for the Ben & Jerry's). You just can't beat a balance like that.
Are your pets abounding bundles of energy? Or slightly (yet delightfully) lazy? Tell us all about it in the comments below.