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Arlington Pet of the Week: Pixel

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Pixel, a Tibetan Terrier.

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

We love our pet, her name is Pixel. She is a Tibetan Terrier and is a 16 week-old puppy. Pixel is very playful, loves to jump, run and fetch balls. When she sees children, she gets very excited.

How she came into our lives is very special. It was December 19, 2016 and our beloved 17-year-old Shitzu Chicho had not been doing OK. His hips were displaced and he was under lots of pain. Unfortunately, we had to put him down. We were all sad, especially, my son, Nathan who would not stop crying. I decided to write about our beloved Chicho on Facebook.

The following morning, December 20, it was Nathan’s 8th birthday and a friend of mine who had seen my post of my deceased dog called me to say that she had a puppy for Nathan.

Her Tibetan Terrier had given birth to five puppies a few weeks prior and one of the people wanting one of the puppies had changed her mind. We rushed to my friend’s place and fell in love with the puppy-her. My son named her Pixel. He says he got the name from the Lego Ninjago movies; a lady robot.

Pixel loves walking at Bluebonnet park every day. She has this beautiful gait; walks with her neck long and straight and her legs seem to slide. We are planning to enroll Pixel in obedience classes so she can hopefully participate in a dog competition in the future.

What’s more important, Pixel is filling the void that Chicho left with her happiness and playfulness. She can play morning, afternoon and evening. Her excitement is contagious. We hope she lives with us for many years just like our beloved Shitzu.

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.

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