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Arlington Pet of the Week: Louie

Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Louie, a 6 year old domestic short hair who always wears one of his many bow ties.

Here is what Louie’s owner had to say about his life here in Arlington:

Louie is a six-year-old domestic shorthair with distinct black spots (like a cow). Louie was once an outdoor cat and he was very bad at it. He craved the luxury of a warm bed and air conditioning, so now he lives in a large house with five girls who give him all the attention he properly deserves. Louie is a gentleman who is never seen without one of his many bow ties. You might still find some lingering “Lost Cat” signs in Arlington from when Louie went missing for a week last fall. A small army of humans desperately looked for him while he was lost just two blocks away from home! Did I mention he’s bad at being an outdoor cat?

While he might come off as a serious cat, Louie is sweet and kind, and he has a way of knowing when someone needs an extra cuddle–he will stand watch day and night if he knows you are sad or a under the weather. But he can be persnickety, like with his refusal to eat anything poultry-flavored, his demand for freshly poured water every morning, and his made-up rule that he can’t go to bed at night unless the lights are off… and he will stare at you until you turn them off.

Louie loves routine. Every morning, once the coffee is poured for his human, Louie goes out in the backyard to sunbathe, eat grass, and hunt. He is a great provider and has brought LIVE chipmunks, voles, and mice into the house, but he’s quite useless in helping his human catch them once they’re inside. When he is done outside, Louie comes inside for breakfast and a nap. On nice afternoons, you might spot Louie going for a car ride in the High View Park neighborhood. He sits on his human’s lap and sticks his head out the window while listening to music and turning heads at the unexpected sight of a cat riding in a car. Maybe one day you, too, will spot the spotted cat driving around town!

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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