Meet this week’s Arlington Pet of the Week, Luna, a 3 year old rescue who enjoys long walks and lounging in the sun.
Here is what Luna had to say about her life here in Arlington:
My mommy adopted me from a wonderful rescue organization called Operation Paws for Home when I was just one year old. She was what they call a Foster Failure! I must have mesmerized her with my caramel eyes and endless puppy kisses. Even though I was underweight, Heartworm Positive, and timid, my mom immediately new I was the perfect dog.
As excited as I was to be in my new home, it took me a while to adjust to my new life. I had bad separation anxiety and wasn’t too sure about strangers. I also discovered scary monsters living in my new home, like the evil toaster and ice cube maker. After I started to settle in, my mom decided to send me to puppy bootcamp. She said bootcamp would help my confidence and teach me cool tricks! Oh boy, was she right! I mastered the sit and stay command and my mom even taught me some super cool tricks like “Give me a Kiss” and my favorite, “Avada Kedavra”, which is when I dramatically play dead. I actually got so good at playing dead that I’ll do it without being asked and randomly collapse in public!
I’m now three years old but everyone still mistakes me for a Black Lab puppy. It must be my cute puppy eyes and small stature! My mom thinks I’m part Lab, Italian Greyhound, and Fruit Bat. Some of my favorite hobbies include long walks around Arlington, hogging the bed, sun bathing, and jumping into people’s arms. My mom swears I can jump 5 feet high and should consider a career as an Olympic Pole Vaulter. I love meeting new four-legged friends but sometimes I forget how to play like a dog. I like to crouch down, then spring around like a bouncy ball! My play tactics usually end up confusing my friends, but I’m sure I’ll learn how to do it right one day!
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!
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St. Charles offers a play-based curriculum in a welcoming, Christ-centered environment.
Our program focuses on socio-emotional development and kindergarten readiness through hands-on and engaging activities. Our programs offer different schedules ranging from 7:30 am-5:30 pm for students, ages 2-5. We feature a full-day Jr. kindergarten class for older 4’s/5’s. Our facility includes a full-sized gymnasium, school chapel, and library. All of our students enjoy music and physical education weekly. Children have an opportunity to participate in enrichment classes such as soccer, basketball, ballet, and science.
We offer Summer Camp with weekly themes and twice a week water play, including Fun Friday moon bounce. Please join us for our Open House Feb. 3 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Click here to sign-up.
For more information or to schedule a tour, visit us at www.stcharlesarlington.org or call (703) 527-0608.
If you are a lifelong learner over 50+ who wants to make new friends, power up your brain, and enjoy a wide-variety college-level courses, Encore Learning is for you. An Arlington based nonprofit, Encore Learning offers courses in the arts, theater, literature, history, technology and more. This semester we offer our most popular course, Global Hot Spots as well as 25 new courses. Courses are presented either online or in-person at George Mason University at Virginia Square and other Arlington locations.
Join the free presentation to learn about courses and meet the instructors. This is Encore Learning’s signature event to highlight the upcoming semester with brief presentations by each instructor.
The Spring Course Preview event is Thursday, February 2nd at 9:30 AM via Zoom:
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