Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bruce Wayne, a former street cat.

Here is what his owner Maggie had to say:

Bruce Wayne was found on the streets of Arlington in October 2011, when he was about six months old. A kind stranger brought him to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington where he was adopted in almost no time at all.

Despite appearing innocent and quiet, Bruce would lead a mysterious life during the darkest hours of the night. As a kitten, I returned home to a disheveled bathroom including shredded paper and claw prints up the side of the tub. It was then he earned his name.

For six years, Bruce has entertained anyone he encounters. He oscillates between wanting love and wanting to play, with claws out! Very cuddly, he often gets compared to a dog. He’ll greet you at the door, follow you around and almost knows how to fetch. This is all very endearing, except when it’s the middle of the night.

Bruce’s hobbies include chasing his favorite sparkly toy, affectionately know as “Mr. Fish,” and running back and forth between windows to try to catch leaves through glass. A fruitless, but very entertaining, hobby.

He refuses treats but loves when fresh dry food is put out. He hates the vacuum but tolerates it because he loves a clean home. Bruce is currently an only child but wouldn’t mind having a little puppy around, if Dad would ever agree to it.

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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