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Arlington Pet of the Week: Phil

Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Phil, a one-eyed “pirate kitten”.

Here is what Phil’s owner has to say about his life here in Arlington:

Phil is our little one-eyed “pirate kitten” who we adopted through CityKitties DC, a wonderful local organization that rescues pets from overcrowded shelters in surrounding states and brings them to the DC area to find loving forever homes.

Phil is from Roane County, WV and lost his eye due to an infection he had when he was rescued. He camped in the District for a bit with a CityKitties foster mom who took great care of him until he got matched with us. He still had a few issues when we brought him home, but the wonderful folks at Arlington’s very own NoVA Cat Clinic helped us get him all fixed up. Arlington cat owners – Phil cannot recommend them enough!

Now that he’s back in good health, he loves running “Phil-speed” around our condo and wrestling with his big brother, Rudi. He has a big sister too, but she’s a pretty reserved gal, so he’s still working on charming his way over to her good side. He loves playing with tinsel balls, his cat tunnel, and anything dangly, but can also be counted on to provide plenty of snuggles and purrs on your chest when you’re relaxing on the couch or home sick from work. He also has some pretty neat “tuxedo” markings that include a little black goatee, a perfect wishbone design on his belly, and a little white smudge that grew in over the scar from his eye surgery.

Famed fashion designer Marc Jacobs said; “I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting.” That’s exactly how we feel about Phil.

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 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.

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