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Arlington Pet of the Week: Charlie and Ginger

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This week’s Arlington Pet(s) of the Week are Charlie and Ginger. Charlie is a 3-year-old golden retriever, Ginger is a 1-year-old cocker spaniel-poodle mix, and the two prove friends come in all shapes and sizes.

Here’s what owner Kate had to say:

Charlie is a 3-year-old golden retriever. He loves to lounge and sleep in the most inconvenient places, like right in front of the basement door or by the kitchen cabinet you need to get into. He loves to sleep in the bed with his parents. He often tries to speak — most often when there is food involved at the dinner table. We’re not sure if he thinks he is human or he thinks we are dogs.

Ginger is a 1-year-old cockapoo. Ginger loves to jump up on the kitchen table to help herself to leftover cereal and milk. Ginger is pretty sure she is a big dog trapped in a small dog’s body. She can often be found biting at Charlie’s ankles and jumping up to take a bite out of his ear, but most often she is found standing on top of the couch barking at dogs passing by in the neighborhood. Ginger’s favorite trick is to bolt out of the front door and then run away from her family members as they try to call her to come back.

Charlie and Ginger love their Lee Heights neighborhood. When not exploring the Zachary Taylor nature preserve or fetching balls at Taylor Elementary or H-B Woodlawn (off hours only, of course) they can be found enjoying a puppucino at the Lee Heights Starbucks or waiting for a slice of salami outside Arrowine.

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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