Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is Penelope, a social 1-year-old rescue kitty who loves ruling the roost.
Here’s what Penelope had to say about her life here in Arlington:
Hi, I’m Penelope! I was raised in a foster home for the first six months of my life with Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland and was lucky enough to become an Arlington resident 11 days before Christmas.
I’m a super social, high energy 1-year-old kitty, and no one can keep up with my crazy antics! Feather toys, catnip mice and my tail are my favorite toys, but I’ll entertain myself with anything I can find.
My canine siblings (German Shepherds are the best!) fascinate me with their size, how loud they are when chewing bones and the need to obey our humans. But they follow me everywhere, so I must be the leader of the pack. I’ve learned a few tricks (sit, shake, high five and twirl/spin) that haven’t impressed the dogs yet, but the humans are proud. Being the only feline in the family, I’m sure I’m the favorite.
My mom has been home A LOT since mid-March (she says she’s teleworking, but I’m skeptical) so I try to make an appearance during every video meeting she attends. She acts annoyed, but people seem to love seeing me, so I’ll keep doing it.
Oh, and apparently I’m in the Animal Welfare League of Arlington calendar so look for me in November 2021!
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.
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