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Arlington Pet of the Week: Peanut and Tabasco

Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is brother-sister duo Peanut and Tabasco, who turned 7 in August and planned to celebrate by begging for tuna juice and chillin’ on their deck.

Here’s what Peanut and Tabasco’s owner had to say about their lives in Arlington:

Peanut and Tabasco have been together since the beginning. This sister-brother duo found their new home when they were 8 months old. They haven’t had a worry since.

Tabasco, also known as “Little Guy” or “Baby Lion,” is waiting on the Wizard of Oz to grant him some courage. He spent the first two weeks in his new home hiding under a bed, and seven years later a sneeze still sends him in search of cover. But despite his cowardly lion ways, he bravely yells at outdoor kitties to leave his sister alone. He also makes sure not a crumb is left behind at treat time. Also, do not let anyone tell you cats are color blind. Tabasco loves nothing more than red balls, a trait discovered when kitty-gnawed tomatoes started traveling upstairs.

Peanut has gone through a few name evolutions in her time. She started life as “Nutmeg,” then “Peanut Butter,” but proved a little too crazy for anything but “Peanut.” She loves couch surfing — you know, when you pull yourself along the floor using your nails and the back of a couch. It’s great fun, especially if the lights are out and a scary show is on TV. (Just ignore all the holes in the back of the couch.) Peanut is also a ferocious slayer of sky raisins… or flies. She enjoys chasing them from room to room until they stop buzzing. Then they are boring.

At the end of August, Peanut and Tabasco turned 7. They planned to celebrate by begging for tuna juice and hopefully a cool day to enjoy their deck.

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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