Meet Espen, a talkative Arlington rescue cat named after her owner’s favorite hobby.
Here’s what Espen’s owner had to say about her.
You can probably guess that I’m a huge sports fan. To answer the obvious question: Yes, the name “Espen” does derive from ESPN. She is a very colorful, friendly, and talkative feline resident of Arlington. As you can see from the pictures, Espen has a shiny coat of brown and black fur that she often effectively uses for camouflage, as well as bright green eyes that peer into the soul. She is nearly five years old, having been adopted from the local Last Chance Animal Rescue (LCAR).
In many ways, Espen is more of a dog than a cat. She likes to greet people at the door, often with saucy language and a brush of her fur. When there are guests, she likes to announce herself, momentarily retreat, and then wait for the perfect moment to unexpectedly hop onto someone’s lap. Espen also talks. A lot. Perhaps she gets that from her BFF, a mini-Yorkie that lives in the same building.
During the day, Espen can be found either perched on a pillow or laying out in the sunlight next to a window. All in all, Espen knows she has it very good in Arlington.
The Arlington Pet of the Week is sponsored by Dogma Bakery, which has locations at The Village at Shirlington (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive) and the Lee Harrison Shopping Center (2445 N. Harrison Street).
Want your pet to be considered to be the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and 3-4 photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a $25 Dogma gift card.
Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
A former ABC News producer whose Columbia Pike apartment was raided by the FBI last year has been sentenced. James Gordon Meek, 53, pleaded guilty in July to transportation and…
Metrorail service was suspended on the Blue and Yellow lines today after a train derailed.
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At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
Join us for Arlington’s biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year. The banquet is back in person at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.
Our keynote speaker this year is Symone Sanders from MSNBC and former Chief of Staff for Vice-President Kamala Harris.
The Master of Ceremonies is Joshua Cole, former state delegate, NAACP President, and local pastor.
Tickets/seating are limited. Purchase your ticket today! Sponsorship opportunities available.
Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting an online workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Every great endeavor begins with a great plan. This workshop will give you the tools