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Arlington Pet of the Week: Samoa

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Samoa, a former princess who goes by “Mo.”

Here’s what owner Faith had to say about her cat:

Samoa, aka Mo, is an 8-year-old muted calico cat hailing from the streets of Prince George’s County. As part of the interview during the adoption process, Mo assured her new housemates of two things: 1. She will do all she can to bring joy to the household and 2. She will not shed a hair anywhere in the house. So far, she’s one for two.

Known as “Princess” in her previous home, she has taken to her new moniker with a pride and repetition that only a cat can do. When guests or her housemates enter the room, she belts out a lively, “Welcome to Mo’s!”  Whenever she enters a room, she exclaims, “Welcome to Mo’s!”  Despite the three years that have passed, the phrase continues to resonate throughout the home, despite anyone’s hint that it’s getting old.

When not infringing on corporate trademarks, Mo spends her days sleeping in one of her ever-changing favorite lounging areas, keeping a watchful eye on the neighbors and any surrounding wildlife, knocking things over (plants are her specialty), giving unwanted computer and paperwork advice, and giving her catnip banana the occasional beat down. Her favorite time of year comes every Halloween when she can play dress up and shake down humans for candy.

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.

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