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Arlington Pet of the Week: Dewey

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dewey, a rescue dog who gets his love of reading from his librarian owner.

Here’s what mom Jessica had to say about her academic animal:

Hi, I’m Dewey! My parents adopted me in September from Homeward Trails. The main antagonist of my storyline, the vet, says I’m about 9 months old. My mom was finishing getting her degree in library sciences from the University of Maryland at the time, so they named me Dewey (after the decimal system, naturally).

I told them to “call me Ishmael,” but whatever.

I’m just your run-of-the-paper-mill canine. My folks think I’ve got some Australian Shepherd in me, with a bit of mystery mixed in. I love the classics — visits from granny, belly rubs from mom, hopping on pop, and chewing on socks (that one’s still pretty novel to me). Mom and dad put me in day care, where I get to play with my best friends. The other guys aren’t much for reading, but they sure are a bunch of characters.

My favorite books include “Green Eggs and Ham,” “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” You don’t have to be a Sherlock to figure this out, but since I’m still a young adult, I’m ALWAYS hungry. I can’t wait for it to be warm again so that I can stretch out on the grass with a one of my good reads, good snacks and a good scratch!

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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