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Arlington Pet of the Week: Shytakee

Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Shytakee, a 16 year old cat who loves nap time and cuddling.

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

Meet Shytakee,

He was adopted from the Miami Humane Society at 4 months old and has been a love bug from the second I met him.  They say pets select us and that’s true.  Shytakee was one of 4 kittens I was evaluating and when I picked him up, he put his paw on my cheek and licked my nose.  It was from that moment, I knew he was meant to come home with me.  Today, he is a 16-year-old sweetheart who loves nap time, cuddling up with anyone who will pet him, being kind to foster kittens when we have them and eating.  He also took his role as big brother seriously to Portobello who was with us for 14.5 years.  What’s his favorite food you ask?  Fresh tuna with some water as broth and treats.

Shytakee may be an old man, but he is young at heart.  He still runs around the house, screams at 7am to get dad to play and loves a good laser pointer.  He requires multiple heating pads around the house to ensure he is always warm and soothing his arthritis and every time we get a new blanket it quickly becomes his property.  Shytakee doesn’t understand the concept of personal space and is always touching his dad. He also loves to give kisses on the lips which has sometimes turns to love bites that hurt a bit.

This old man is one cool cat and much like a fine wine, he gets better with age.

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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
7:30 pm Installation
8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting
8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership.

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