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Arlington Pet of the Week: Guinan

Meet Guinan, Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week. Guinan is mostly a homebody, but sometimes she catches the travel bug. She’s explored plenty of parks near and far on her harness or in her backpack.

Here’s what else you need to know about Guinan:

Guinan, like her “Star Trek” namesake, is wise, playful and adventurous. When she senses that her humans have spent too much time working, she will insist they get up, stretch and rub her belly. Like clockwork at noon and 5 p.m., she’ll awake from a nap, descend from her cat tower, and enter the living room and announce herself to make sure everyone is OK.

Although mostly a homebody, Guinan does enjoy exploring the great outdoors, either in her backpack or on her harness. She’s ventured to local parks, like Roosevelt Island and Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, as well as places farther away, like Shenandoah National Park, Vermont’s Green Mountains and even Washington State.

Born in Georgia, Guinan moved to Arlington with her human companions a few years ago. Since then, she’s become much more sociable. She loves entertaining guests, modeling for portraits, playing with new toys, and watching birds out the window or on TV.

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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