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Arlington Pet of the Week: West

Becky's Pet Care

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is West, a 5-year-old cat who was found in an abandoned cabin in West Virginia and enjoys sitting on laptops.

Here’s what her owner, Marilyn, had to say:

Hi! I’m West, a 5 year old lovable cat. My family found me 3 years ago in an abandoned cabin in West Virginia. They took me home and I’m now officially their pet. I live with Angie, Brinton, Marilyn, Mark, Lucas, and a puppy, Sierra. I don’t like Sierra because she takes attention away from me. Even though I am mean to her, she still loves me.

If you ever need your laptop to be sit on, I’m your cat. My family doesn’t like me to sit on theirs because I delete all of their files. I also enjoy destroying earbuds and pencils. At night I cuddle with my mom, but if she moves, I bite her. If you’re looking for me I’m usually in my dad’s sock drawer, on top of the printer, or staring down the dog. Even though I don’t have claws I can still kill mice and chipmunks.

I can be a bit of a pain sometimes, but my family loves me dearly. Without me, they would be missing out on one amazing cat.

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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