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.
In loving memory of Joseph Robert Kapacziewski, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 41.
In loving memory of James Stuart Edmonds, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 84.
A man was shot in front of a lounge on Columbia Pike early this morning, continuing a string of violent incidents.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village