This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week, Gracie, was rescued during the Derecho storm in 2012, lured to her new owners with French fries.
Here’s what one rescuer, Mills, had to say about her feline friend:
I took a chance and bravely walked up to my future mom and dad during the 100+ degree days of Derecho 2012. All she had were French fries and I was glad that she shared that. I was a year-old (according the vet), scrawny, runny-eyed, starving, flea-bitten kitten. Mom rushed me to the vet that same day to get me cleaned up and arranged for my “innards” to be fixed without my permission. That nice vet also had to treat me for allergies that, to this day, I have never been able to shake. But no matter, I have a home, toys, food, love, and bedding that make up for it.
The vet thought I may have some “Russian Blue” blood in me based upon my handsome looks, velvety coat, voracious appetite, and overall personality.
My mom constantly reminds me that, “I need a job.” Personally I think my 4 times a day eating habits are fine. I then remind her that I was once worshipped by kings and pharaohs.
As you can see, I am very active and I provide round-the-clock entertainment and love (for a small price of food and treats, of course). I try to engage my 13-year old brothers, but they are having none of it… which leads me to entertain the parental units or just myself. Little did my parents know the love, comfort, mischief, and humor that I would bring to this household. I thank God and them for rescuing me from the mean streets and harsh temperatures of Derecho.
(P.S. Mom still lets me have a “fry” once in a while.)
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 $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Arlington and Northern Virginia.
In loving memory of Joseph Robert Kapacziewski, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 41.
In loving memory of James Stuart Edmonds, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 84.
A man was shot in front of a lounge on Columbia Pike early this morning, continuing a string of violent incidents.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
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._
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