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Arlington Pet of the Week: Buffy

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Buffy, a cat who shares no relation to a certain vampire-slaying teenager.

Here’s what owner Rose had to say:

We found this delightful blonde bombshell at the Arlington Animal Shelter in Shirlington. She had not been at the shelter long, and stood out like a movie star. For being part of the orange tabby line, she is more buff-colored, and so the name Buffy. I tried to call her Buffy-Bull’s Eye due to her odd circular stripes — just “Buffy” seemed not grand enough — but neither the vet nor my husband would go along.

She is medium-hair, and her fur is luxuriously thick. I have no trouble finding a cat sitter: everyone is enamored of her. With an indoor cat, owners go out of their way to keep the cat from sleeping so much and getting dull. Luckily, Buffy likes window sills. Buffy has a cozy nap and look-out place on my desk against the window: add an old beach towel and desk lamp and she’s got the good life. The other nap place is her round fleece “snuggy,” which we are afraid she will soon outgrow.

“The Buffer” keeps us laughing; after eating, she scratches at newspapers or whatever is under her plate to cover her food, I guess. But the oddest and funniest thing she does is how she comes running when I’m changing sheets. As I’m flapping the clean sheet in the air, she makes it to the bedroom and is under the sheet before it can fall flat on the bed! My husband and I collapse laughing, and then have to remove Buffy to the den until the bed is made. “Cats want to be where you are” and it is so true with Buffy.

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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