Arlington Pet of the Week: Athena

Meet Athena, Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week and a true Greek warrior. (Seriously, she’s bilingual and responds to both English and Greek!)

Here’s what Athena’s humans had to say about her:

This is Athena. She’s half Bichon and half Shih-Tzu, but her spirit is 100% Greek warrior. At 15 months old and an intimidating 14 pounds, Athena has no trouble running with the big dogs. She loves to jump, run at high speed and get in big dogs’ faces. With her mantra of “constant vigilance,” Athena patrols the mean streets of Rosslyn looking for abandoned chicken bones, discarded take out and… security threats, of course.

Like her namesake — the Greek goddess of war and wisdom — Athena has an academic side to her. She is bilingual, responding to both Greek and English, and hopes to travel to Greece someday to study its history and culture. She spends her free time subjecting human socks to stress testing to better understand their composition and durability and exploring the feasibility of various hiding places for her smart bone.

Athena has a sweet and funny side, too. She keeps her humans entertained with her antics and loves to snuggle on the couch with them each evening and go on midday walks with her auntie who lives down the street.

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!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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