Arlington Pet of the Week: Bear

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bear, a 5-year-old Siamese mix cat.

Here is what her owner Linglu had to say about her:

Bear is a 5-year-old Siamese mix. She had a very humble beginning of life. When she was only a few weeks old, she was found in a drainpipe covered with fleas and she almost died. The nice volunteers at Madison-Greene Humane Society rescued her and nursed her back to health. She was then adopted by her human parents, an Arlington couple who were newlyweds at the time of her adoption.

Bear has a very strong personality. Her hobbies include getting high on catnip, chasing invisible ghosts around the house, trying to fit into the smallest box possible, sleeping on her daddy’s lap when he plays video games, stealing pastries from the kitchen counter, and nibbling her mommy’s leg when she prepares Bear’s meals.

Bear is a highly intelligent cat. She is very good at the Mad Scientist game (a toy where cats spin tubes to get treats). Her daddy even trained her to do tricks, such as sit, stay, come, shake hands, and high five. No wonder Bear’s parents love her dearly despite of all her quirkiness!

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 of 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.