This week’s Pet of the Week is Colin, a rescue brought to Arlington from South Carolina who loves chasing squirrels and smelling the flowers.
Here is what Colin’s owner said that he has to say about his life in Arlington:
Hi, I’m Colin! People always say that Colin is a unique name for a dog, and I think it fits my unique story. I was born in South Carolina, and was brought to DC by Lucky Dog Rescue in 2017 when I was just a baby. When my human dad found me, he knew it was meant to be-Colin is my human dad’s middle name!
I have been an Arlington Forest resident ever since and love living here, despite those mischievous chipmunks and squirrels roaming the neighborhood. I do my part to keep them out of my (and everyone else’s) yards, and you can often find me awkwardly sticking my nose in drainage tubes to hunt them down. Known around the neighborhood and dog park for my boundless energy, I often use my incredible speed to steal others’ tennis balls, but I love playing with other dogs. I love meeting people and will immediately roll over to get belly scratchies (a little to the left, please). My humans reward me with affection rather than food, but I do love munching on fallen ice cubes dropped by my other clumsy human.
I am not without my vices, however; out of desperation, my dad played squirrel videos on Youtube when I was scared at the vet to help distract me, and I have been slightly addicted ever since. If there is any kind of screen around, I push my nose to it to try to make a squirrel video appear. Once I even bought a $60 game subscription from my dad’s Amazon account!
Life is too short not to be happy-stop and smell the flowers once in a while! (see picture :) )
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.
Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
A former ABC News producer whose Columbia Pike apartment was raided by the FBI last year has been sentenced. James Gordon Meek, 53, pleaded guilty in July to transportation and…
Metrorail service was suspended on the Blue and Yellow lines today after a train derailed.
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At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
Join us for Arlington’s biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year. The banquet is back in person at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.
Our keynote speaker this year is Symone Sanders from MSNBC and former Chief of Staff for Vice-President Kamala Harris.
The Master of Ceremonies is Joshua Cole, former state delegate, NAACP President, and local pastor.
Tickets/seating are limited. Purchase your ticket today! Sponsorship opportunities available.
Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting an online workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Every great endeavor begins with a great plan. This workshop will give you the tools