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Arlington Pet of the Week: Dobby

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This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Dobby, a cat who loves kneading and sleeping in fluffy blankets.

Here’s what Dobby’s owner, Bridget, had to say about him:

Dobby – aka Dib Dobs, Dobbers, Dobby Doodles, and whatever else his human thinks of – is a black-and-white house cat who is approximately three years old. A Jersey boy at heart, he was found as a stray in his human’s aunt’s neighborhood, but after being discovered by his human’s sister, he made the trip down to Arlington. After adjusting to the scarcity of Wawas and the abundance of Nats fans in Northern Virginia, Dobby quickly made himself at home and learned to love new apartment view of the Air Force Memorial and Washington Monument!

Dobby’s favorite things are fluffy blankets, and he alternates between sleeping on them and kneading them. Despite his love of fleece fabric, however, he does not share his fictional namesake’s love of clothing (his human has tried).

Dobby also goes completely insane when the laser pointer is brought out and loves to throw himself full-force against the wall to “catch” it. Sometimes he reverts to his “street manners” and has been known to drag an entire steak off the counter if you’re not watching him – but he’s so cute, his human can’t be mad! At the end of a long day, Dobby likes to sleep on top of his human during a good Netflix session. His human thinks she couldn’t have asked for a better binge watching partner (or pet)!

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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