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Arlington Pet of the Week: Joey

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This week’s Arlington’s Pet of the Week is Joey, a 10-year old female cat who originally came from Kyrgyzstan.

Here’s what Joey had to say about herself and her many travels:

Hello — My name is Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo , but everyone calls me Joey. I will be turning 10 years old this August but I am a very active girl. I am originally from At Bashy, a small village in the country of Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia. A fun fact, At Bashy means “the horse’s head.” My parents traded a bag of cookies for me while they were serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Kyrgyzstan; trading a kitten for something sweet is a common practice there.

I am a DiploCat and have lived all over the world, but I am very happy to be living in Arlington. My State Department family bought their first home last year and we love it. I have enjoyed my adventures overseas. I have lived in Ethiopia, Estonia, and the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I have racked up many airline miles.

In each place I have lived I have always had no trouble finding a sunny spot. In Ethiopia my favorite spotwas perfect for bird watching (and I was just watching, I am an indoor cat). In Estonia I preferred sitting in the sauna window (but not when the sauna was on). In Saudi the temperatures could reach up to 130 degrees so every window was always warm and sunny. My Arlington windows are great for bird watching, bunny watching, and now and then some deer. I love being an Arlington cat!

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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