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Arlington Pet of the Week: Beni Burns

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Pet of the Week is named after a brunch dish.

Benedict Eggs Burns — Beni Burns for short — is a teacup poodle who apparently loves carrying around leaves in his mouth and is most certainly the apple of his mother’s eye.

Here’s what dog mom Mallory had to say about her little guy.

I am writing to you to submit my beloved little angel teacup poodle, Beni Burns (Short for Benedict Eggs Burns ;)) to Arlington Pet of the Week! I don’t even know where to start with Beni, but I will say that when a dog comes into your life, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. changes. I was always told it’s going to be suchhhh a life change Mal, you don’t need a dog right now, you can’t go to happy hours after work right away anymore, you are going to pay so much. I could go on. What I wasn’t told, was the happiness that a tiny, four-legged, 2 lb., best friend would bring. The tiny paw prints that have already marked their place in my heart are something you cannot anticipate for. You can anticipate the money, the schedule change, the responsibility – but my heavens!! You cannot anticipate the love. The joy. He has changed my world in such a beautiful way. He has become my best friend, my precious little son!!

Beni is now 5 months old, pushing 2 pounds 🙂 He is supposed to be 2.5-3LB total. Follow him on instagram at @Kingbeni_ 🙂

He doesn’t yap, he goes potty outside, he sleeps under my neck, he is the epitome of a good dog and I am so blessed and so grateful that he is in my life.

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. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

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 is the winner six consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Awards, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year and a proud supporter of the Arlington County Pawsitively Prepared Campaign.

Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting in Arlington and all of Northern Virginia, as well as PetPrep training courses for Pet Care, CPR and emergency preparedness.

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