Arlington Pet of the Week: Bruiser

Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, Bruiser, a 15-year-old Chihuahua who is named after Elle Wood’s companion in Legally Blond.

Here is what Bruiser’s owner has to say about the star:

Bruiser has had the honor of staring in a production of Legally Blonde the Musical, as you may have guessed, as himself.  Although the fame went to his head for a few weeks, he is very humble in his old age. Bruiser was adopted by Kacie Brady at the age of eight years old after he was “too much to handle” for another family.

His favorite activities include sleeping on a lap (he’s not picky), sleeping in his bed(s), and waking up for food. His dislikes include wood floors, of which his family’s entire house is made of, his rival, a black cat named JoJo who torments him when he sleeps, and snow that he gets lost in.

He mostly wants to be in his bed or cuddled up next to the nearest human. He doesn’t care for toys or walks, but he does love soft dog treats he can munch on with his few remaining teeth. Although he is very subdued, he does have occasional bursts of energy — usually around dinner time — where he wags his tail that is almost the same size as his body. He is a good old man who just wants to be on/under/next to you.

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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