This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is a long, but lovable Australian Bearded Dragon named “Kirky”.
Here’s what Kirky’s owners had to say about this unique family pet:
When our oldest son was six years old he asked for a lizard for his birthday. Our friends had a bearded dragon that he loved and they told us that it was easy to take care of. Off to the store my son and I went to pick up our baby “beardy” who he named Kirky. Kirky was about 6 inches long and ate only crickets.
When Kirky was about one year old, he was a bit under the weather and we took him to a vet. To our surprise and delight we found out that Kirky was a girl!
As she grew (and grew) Kirky lived in a 10 gallon tank, then a 40 gallon tank and now, 6 years later, she lives in a 70 gallon tank by our picture window where she loves to sun herself. Kirky is about 2 ½ feet long and lucky for us, she is not going to grow any more. She no longer eats crickets but she does love broccoli and celery leaves and her Bearded Dragon Food.
Kirky enjoys sitting on her log under her heat lamp to warm up. When the TV is on, she watches with us. We even tried to take her on walks but that didn’t work out too well. She just sat in the grass and did not move! She is incredibly easy to take care of and is a joy to have around the house! Guests who come into our home are fascinated by her!
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.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
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