This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Patches, a 5-year-old French bulldog who loves to watch Law and Order marathons and sunbathe.
Here is what her owner, Jean Marie, had to say:
I’d like to introduce you to Patches, our 5 year old French Bulldog. She has been an Arlington resident ever since we picked her up from West Virginia in 2013 when she was just a 16 week old pup. She has lived in Ballston, Rosslyn, Courthouse, and is now permanently settled in our first house in South Arlington. My husband and I (not married at the time) had decided we wanted a French Bulldog, but we were going to wait until the Spring…until I came across Patches’ pictures online. When we reached out, the breeder, and owners of Patches’ parents, let us know that they had actually decided to keep her as a pet, but they had forgotten to take the picture of her down from their website. I was crushed at first, but then decided I would just have to be somewhat persistent and let them know how much we had fallen in love with the pictures we saw online. They finally gave us the OK to come see her, and we just knew that we’d be coming home with her. From that moment, we were absolutely in love!
She likes to see who the Pet of the Week is each week, and finally, we thought we’d submit her as we feel she is well deserving of the title!
Patches is a purebred Frenchie who is super affectionate and fun, and loves meeting new people and pups. She enjoys Law and Order marathons, sunbathing wherever she can, lots of snuggles, brief walks around the neighborhood, and giving humans the stare-down when you’re in possession of bacon – or any food for that matter. She is such a fun loving dog who can brighten anyone’s day. If you’re feeling under the weather, she’s also a very qualified caretaker who will snuggle with you all day long.
Patches is very much looking forward to the warmer weather, when she can frolic around the neighborhood, do some patio entertaining, and provide oversight while grilling out.
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.
Tour Country Club Hills to discover its lush herbage, mature trees, and the Victorian and frame houses of the area in Neighborhood Spotlight.
A soggy weekend is on tap after an otherwise pretty nice final week of September. Obviously this week’s big story was the devastation in Florida, the huge scale of which…
Share your input on the Arlington Forestry and Natural Resources Plan by October 3.
A proposed bridge for bicyclists and pedestrians between Crystal City and the Southwest Waterfront area of D.C. has received $20 million in federal funding to move forward. When complete, the…
9th Street Chamber Music is back in business for its second season! 9SCM is disrupting the stereotypes of classical music as stuffy, dry, and elite through dynamic yet accessible performances and its one-of-a-kind String Quartet Intensive for young musicians in the DC Metro area.[9th Street Quartet](https://www.9thstreetchambermusic.com/9th-street- quartet)’s first concert is on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 PM. The group will offer, for the first time, a ‘Playlist Shuffle’ themed concert featuring single movements of string quartet favorites. Tickets for this concert can be found here, and are $20 for adults and FREE for all students under 18.
Rehearsals began Monday, September 27 for the String Quartet Intensive, welcoming 32 new and returning members to the program. These talented musicians in grades 7 through 12 represent over fifteen area schools throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland, and are an integral part of the growing 9SCM community. Their first performance will take place on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 PM.
Now you can have fun with your family and friends when deciding where to eat!
Just hop aboard The Lunch Train and set the destination for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or nightlife!
– No app necessary. Simply go to the website if you’d like!
– No account necessary
– Use your current location or a desired location
– Add restaurants you’re interested in, invite your friends, and play the game!
Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm
Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker