This week’s Pet of the Week winner is Taquito, a Pomeranian-Poodle mix who’s as comfortable wrestling a 55-pound golden retriever as he is defending his family against an “evil piece of paper.”
Here’s what his owner, Steph, had to say about him:
Our cute, 4 lb. Taquito joined the family right before Christmas of last year from a farm in Pennsylvania, same as mom’s home state! He just turned 5 months old this week and has the personality to match his “teddy bear” looks! Taquito can’t go anywhere without being compared to a Star Wars Ewok or stuffed animal.
Now weighing in at a strong 7.5 lbs, this fluffy Pomapoo is almost too smart for his own good. He loves going out for walks, mastering the “sit” command in 2 days, and all the treats mom spoils him with. On 2 trips to Pennsylvania he cuddled with every human companion he encountered, wrestled a 55 lb. golden retriever puppy, and bunny-hopped through snow that was just about as tall as him!
Some of his other favorite activities include defending the home from any evil piece of paper he finds, chewing on Dad’s sandals, and fluffing the blankets on the bed for his humans. Taquito’s always up for an adventure but if you need a friend to cuddle with after a long walk to binge watch Breaking Bad on Netflix, he’s your puppy!
Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet.
Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $25 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia — “Quality Service from a Trusted Friend.”
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Let the Arlingtones surprise your friend or sweetie this Valentine’s Day with a barbershop quartet singing love songs in four part a cappella harmony! Choose from a small selection of songs in our repertoire to surprise your special someone.
$75 for two songs delivered to a place of your choice by a live, in-person quartet. Includes a classy tin of chocolates, fresh red rose and personalized card. Small mileage surcharge for >5 miles outside Arlington VA.
$30 Facetime/Skype valentine- two songs delivered ‘live’ via Facetime or Skype at an agreed-on time.
$20 virtual valentine- two pre-recorded quartet songs delivered via email with a personalized message.
Have you noticed a striking sculpture at Monroe Street and Wilson Boulevard? It’s the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s newest installation, Make Your Mark, by Arlington artist, Adam Henry. This sculpture celebrates MoCA Arlington’s rebranding and brings the museum’s energy outdoors.
On February 11, come inside when the museum’s galleries reopen with two new exhibitions: Rebecca Rivas Rogers: Grey View and Crisis of Image.
Grey View, in the Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery, is an homage to “gray” and a snapshot of the artist’s process. Consisting of photographs, collage, and a site-specific installation, this show is an outgrowth of Rivas-Rogers’ visual investigations into places you see on your way to somewhere else.
On the main level, Crisis of Image features artists who seek equity in today’s saturated visual world by developing new methods related to the production of images.
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village