Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Turkey, a 14-year-old Ballston resident and professional lounger.

Here’s what Turkey’s owner, Mike, had to say about her.

High atop Ballston, one cat maintains a watchful eye on her citizens, and the suspicious neighbor cat who is definitely up to no good!

From humble beginnings at the Charlottesville ASPCA, Turkey rose to infamy for stealing ribs and bacon and steak and salmon from the rich (her human) and giving to the poor (herself). This feline Robin Food went legit and served five years protecting the yard against chipmunks and sparrows. After retiring from guard duty and moving to Ballston, Turkey took up professional lounging and can often be found in baking pans (apropos), and cat tower donuts.

Having just celebrated her 14th birthday by stealing some Oreo McFlurry and napping in the sunbeam, Turkey settles in on the cool apartment floor to relax and contemplate what adventures the future holds for tomorrow(‘s dinner).

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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