This week’s Pet of the week is Lacy, a kitten who was rescued from a Silver Spring shelter and now lives happily here in Arlington.
Here is what Lacy’s owner said that she has to say about her happy new life:
Kayla brought me to Arlington from a rescue shelter in Silver Spring, Maryland when I was only six weeks old. It was an exciting journey for such a young age, and I was thrilled to find my forever home. My new family showered me with love immediately, and I always want to return the favor.
I am known to give Kayla baths, just as my mom gave to me when I was a newborn kitten. It’s a sign of my affection and appreciation for all she does for me. I am also quite the talker. I am ready to greet Kayla when she gets home from work, talk to her when she wakes up in the morning, and makes sure she is aware of my presence every other time in the day. When Kayla is not home, I enjoy laying on the back of her couch in the sun and turning on the kitchen sink to play in the water. And when it’s time for bed, I like to either curl up on her feet or chest — it really just depends on the day!
I consider myself to be a fairly social cat. Kayla calls me her little furball of energy. All of Kayla’s friends give me tons of attention, and I love playing with them (except when they fool me with that darn laser pointer!). I just know wherever I am, I will always be surrounded by caring individuals who love me. I am very thankful I found such a loving home, and it is my wish for cats around the world to find humans who love them as much as Kayla loves me.
Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email arlingtonne[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 eight 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.
Our two-day stormy stretch is expected to carry on into Sunday, so make sure you take advantage of any sunny and dry periods as we head into the weekend. The…
Navigate the complex world of wine from the team at Arrowine & Cheese in the new The Nose That Knows column.
Inova is setting up a day-long community blood drive in Courthouse on Monday The healthcare company’s blood donation arm is again partnering with Fire Works American Pizzeria and Bar for…
A 3 BD/2 BA updated home with a new roof, refinished hardwood floors and private parking space is included in Open Houses.
“Probing the highly imaginative, inspired mind of Teresa Oaxaca is not altogether unlike having a present-day conversation with an Old Master,” says Nashville Arts Magazine.
Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.
Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.
See more about Teresa Oaxaca here. Art House 7 5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22207
Validating one’s emotions has the power to heal, transform, and empower. What Is Validation? Every human being has feelings. We all have emotions that change over time, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. The question isn’t whether we feel; it’s how we handle feelings once they arise.
Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.
Emotional validation is the process of understanding, embracing, and actively listening to another person’s feelings (or your own).
Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.
Are you ready to buy your first home, but concerned about saving for a down payment? Grab a drink and join us for 45 minutes to learn more about how you can buy your first house with 3%, 5%, or