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Arlington Pet of the Week: Xander

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Xander, a dog who can convincingly disguise himself as a lion — but who’s more of a lamb when it comes time for a hot bath.

Here’s what Xander had to say about himself:

Hello — my name is Xander. Actually, it’s Alexander Solon Gyungshin Min, but I only get the full name treatment if I chew on a particularly sassy pair of pumps. I came to my new home when I was only 4 months old, and quickly taught my best friend not to be too hung up on material things — especially nice Persian rugs and antique knick knacks. Oh yeah — and sassy pair of pumps, them especially.

I loooove going to the dog park, and looooove Great Falls. I also like going to work, which is like my second home really, because everyone loves me there. At work, I sit by the window in my plushie where it’s really sunny, and stare – and I mean, really stare – at my best friend for hours and hours, until she walks me around the block a couple o’times a day. We then go to the dog park, or walk, and play ball, or fetch, and run around some more.

Oh, and I just absolutely love taking a hot bath after a good run around the park. I sit in the bath, and just zen out. My best friend thinks that’s just the funniest thing; I don’t know why b/c it’s just so warm in that water. I also like looking out the window. When I see my friends walking outside, I make sure to let my best friend know so that we can hurry on outside to greet them. I bark and bark until she gets the leash. It’s sometimes a lot of work, but we all have to do what we gotta do, right?

There are so many things I love to eat — cucumbers, sticks, yogurt, sticks, apples, sticks, sweet potatoes, and more sticks! Did I tell you? I love eating sticks. And I love my best friend — she’s the best friend in the whole wide world!

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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