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Arlington Pet of the Week: Catsby

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Catsby, who’s as great as the literary character she’s named after.

Here’s what Catsby’s owner, Steve, had to say about her:

Born in Falls Church, the Great Catsby moved to Arlington when she was six weeks old.  Although her name evokes gin fizz-soaked Jazz Age parties and gregarious flappers, in fact Catsby is quite shy.  It took her a while to feel comfortable with people.  While she can be skittish around those she doesn’t know, usually she hops up to sit with her family and neighbors.  She especially loves her human brother’s girlfriend, who is studying to be a vet.

She likes chicken and rice cat food, playing with laser pointers, and settling down on newspaper.  She can sit on the top of the armchair in the sun room and watch birds for hours.  Most of all she enjoys long naps on the bed in the master bedroom.  If a laundry bin is left on the floor, sometimes she pees in it, but we can’t be perfect.

What makes Catsby awesome is that she kept all of her family happy during the year her diplomat human dad spent in Iraq.  Whenever anyone in her human family felt lonely, Catsby jumped up next to them and kept them company.  Her human family loves her very much.

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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