This week’s Pet of the Week is a rescue cat who was found in the parking lot of a Wendy’s, and waited months for her forever home.
Here’s what Addy’s owner, Jessica, had to say about her furry fast food find:
Addison (Addy) was born in 2007 and was rescued a few months later in a Wendy’s parking lot, severely malnourished and dehydrated on a 90 degree summer day. After being nursed back to health by the rescue agency and her foster mom, Addy was ready to be adopted. For over 6 weeks, she made the three-hour trip back and forth from her foster home to the PetSmart adoption event in Arlington — but no one adopted her because she wasn’t a newborn kitten and was afraid of all the people. But fate had a plan!
After my cat of 13 years passed away, I found myself walking around PetSmart admiring the kittens. I told my story to one of the ladies, explaining I wanted to adopt a slightly older kitten who would be playful, yet affectionate. The lady showed me Addy and took her out of the cage for me to hold. As soon as Addy was in my arms, she started purring so loud that everyone around could hear her (I call this her motorboat purr). Needless to say, it was love at first sight as I started crying and immediately adopted her.
7 years later, Addy is still a “mama’s girl.” She runs to the door when I come home and sleeps with me each night. She loves to nap either laying on my stomach, curled up in my arms, on the heated mattress pad or on the couch waiting for me to get home. Other than sleeping, her favorite activity is stalking birds and squirrels from the window. While she does not like cat treats, her two favorite treats are chicken (which she literally tries to eat out of my hand) and wet cat food.
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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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at http://www.gicinc.org/PDFs/Presentation_TreeBenefits_Arlington.pdf.
Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/29543206508863839.
About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to https://www.civfed.org/.
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