This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Theodore Roosevelt Gill or “Teddy,” an all-black Pomeranian who love plying tug-of-war, cuddling and chewing on rawhide bones.
Here is what Teddy’s owners, Christy and David, had to say about him:
Theodore Roosevelt Gill usually just responds to Teddy, though he knows he’s in trouble with Mom if she uses his full name. Like his parents, Teddy hails from Southern California, where they adopted him as a stray in 2010. Teddy’s parents are pretty sure he’s a full Pomeranian (and a rarity as an all black fluff ball), but occasionally speculate about how much bear may actually be in him.
Teddy loves a good park visit and is certainly a rough rider, though his similarities to his namesake may end there. Unlike President Roosevelt, this Teddy tends to bark quite loudly and often and prefers small, rawhide bones to sticks. Though he is fiercely loyal and ready to challenge any of the numerous Arlington runners and bikers to a bark-off, particularly if they dare appear to be faster than his mom.
Teddy loves to snuggle between bent knees and will sprint to the bed for an afternoon nap with his mom. He loves to play tug-of-war but does not understand why his canine pals will chase tennis balls back and forth at the park. Well aware of his good looks, Teddy uses them to gain admirers throughout South Arlington. He particularly loves tiny humans that sit at the same height as him while they babble together on the floor. Feel free to say “Hi” if you see Teddy around Penrose. But don’t invite him into the fountain–that messes up his hair!
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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Good Thursday 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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About Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT): Latinas Leading Tomorrow is a dynamic 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina women through education, mentorship, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a community of future leaders who will make a significant impact to the community.
Job Description: We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Part-time Executive Director to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can oversee day-to-day operations, drive fundraising efforts, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders. This is a 1099 position; Remote position with ability to attend DMV events; 8-10 hours a week; $35-40/per hour.
Oversee program operations, including educational and community initiatives.
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Lead fundraising efforts in partnership with the Board Members.
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Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and make compelling public presentations.
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Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.
Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.
Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.
Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!
Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to