This week’s Arlington Pets of the Week are Gus and Lola, cats who love watching animals out of the front and back doors.
Here’s what Gus and Lola’s owner, Kristy, had to say about them:
Gus and Lola are an eight year old bonded brother-sister pair. They are leap kitties born on February 29, 2008, so they really have had only two birthdays.
We are spoiled rotten kitties who were adopted to Arlington from Westminster, MD. Rumor has it that we may have gotten sick on our original car ride to our new house, all over our then new dad’s new car. But we were quickly forgiven and then took over our house. We still allow our humans to use some of the space some of the time.
Our favorite past time is watching birds, chipmunks and squirrels out of our front and back doors. We have only ever been outside once by mistake and we only made it about 3 feet before we got scared and came back inside, much to the relief of our owners. Speaking of scared, one time we met a mouse inside of the house face-to-face but we were petrified by our new friend. Luckily, our people caught it and set it free outside before it could hurt us.
We’re so happy to have found a great home in Arlington, although we’re not really sure where that is because the only place we ever go is to the vets down the street and we cry like babies the whole ride there. Maybe one day our parents will buy us a big new house to explore but until then, we’re happy ruling over our little townhouse castle.
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.
Take a tour of the Courthouse neighborhood and explore two local favorites of Sallie Seiy, your guide in the latest Neighborhood Spotlight.
Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
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🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
🍽️ On the Menu: Delicious French food
Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting a free workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” at their office on Cherry Hill Rd. (formerly Lee Highway) in Arlington on Thursday, February 29 from 5:30PM-7:00PM.
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