The latest Pet of the Week is Spencer Hammedatha — but you can just call him Spence. This ragdoll/suspected Maine Coon mix is currently looking for a job — preferably a wet cat food model.
Here’s what Spence’s mom had to say about his life in Arlington:
Spencer Hammedatha, more commonly known as Spence (also Fluff Nugget or Poopy Turd Muffin), hails from a Lady and the Tramp-esque background: His birth mother, a prestigious purebred, refused to go into heat with other ragdolls but quickly gave it up for the transient mutt who came calling one evening. His dad must have had some Maine Coon in him, as Spence sports a striped tail and impressive stature in addition to his pale blue eyes.
Spence is beautiful, and he knows it — which tends to mean he’s willfully ignorant when being berated for wrongdoing. He’s tired of his mom being on his case for still being a freeloader well into his 30s (5.5 cat years), so Spence is currently looking for work. He thinks his talents could best be put to use modeling cat food, especially for video/photo shoots in which the food must be eaten (so long as it’s not pâté — that mush is for plebs).
Spence was a playful kitten and still retains a lot of that same childish energy. More recently, he has directed it towards hikes with his mom and chasing squirrels. Still, age has calmed him some, and he now enjoys long naps in seemingly uncomfortable positions, belly rubs/pats and chewing on plastic grocery bags. While some of his hobbies may bring his intelligence into question, this gentle giant has figured out how to win the hearts of all who meet him.
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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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at http://www.gicinc.org/PDFs/Presentation_TreeBenefits_Arlington.pdf.
Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/29543206508863839.
About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to https://www.civfed.org/.
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village