This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Bear, a kitten who loves chasing lasers and being social with other cats.
Here is what his foster owner, Gina, had to say:
Bear is one of the hottest young kittens in Arlington. He’s small, dark, and handsome, with the perfect amount of floof. He’s committed to fitness, and enjoys running and playing both in his apartment and on his harness outdoors. And, he’s no wallflower. He’s been growing his network, engaging in playdates both with his peers and with more experienced cats in Northern Virginia.
It’s no surprise that Bear is becoming such a success on the NOVA kitty social circuit. He’s an alum of the prestigious Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s Kitten College, a program for neonatal kittens. He and his four litter mates learned not only impeccable manners and sharing, but how to eat, use a litter box, and make excellent biscuits under the watchful eye of his foster mom, Gina.
Bear’s adventurous and goofy charm made keeping him as a permanent resident irresistible. He’s now known as a “foster fail” and continues to live at Gina’s place in North Arlington. Look for Bear on one of his outdoor adventures. Or, maybe you’ll spy him playing fetch or chasing lasers with Gina’s boyfriend’s dog. In any event, don’t be intimidated by Bear’s glorious grey mane. This floofy fellow is thrilled to make new friends and acquaintances.
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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