Arlington, VA

Meet Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week, E.T. and Sheba.

Here’s what E.T. and Sheba’s humans had to say about them:

E.T. is a 10-year-old Siamese and was named by his now 15-year-old human who was fascinated with space when he was 5. He has lived in Arlington for eight years and loves it here. He spends most of his time sleeping and sitting on his humans’ keyboards.

Over a year ago, E.T.’s sister, Sheba (gray shorthair), was adopted from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. She was 2 at the time and full of energy. Her favorite pastime is “how to bother E.T.” — sit on him, chase him around, eat his food, etc.

Sheba has another amazing skill: She knows how to wake up her 15-year-old human. (I know!) She follows a few consecutive steps:

  • Step 1: Jumping on his chest and getting very close to his face. Sometimes he wakes up, or sometimes Sheba needs to move to…
  • Step 2: Bitting his fingers. This works most of the time, but she still has a last step…
  • Step 3: Kneading his face (out of love, of course!) — with her nails! This ought to do it.

E.T. and Sheba are not too bothered by COVID-19 work- and study-from-home restrictions. They like the option to be able to leave their beds and crash Zoom meetings.

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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