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Arlington Pet of the Week: Cthulhu

Meet Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week, Cthulhu. Cthulhu is a 5-year-old gargantuan aloe plant. Some of her favorite activities include lying in the sun and drinking water.

Here’s what Cthulhu had to say about her life here in Arlington:

I am Cthulhu, a 5-year-old gargantuan aloe plant. I was born in a nursery and given to my original mom as a cute, small office decoration for her desk. Little did she know, I would continue to grow and grow and grow into a several foot-wide plant. When my mom moved away to NYC, I sadly could not make the journey with her. I was adopted by my current mom and dad who love me very much because they aren’t allowed to have fur babies in their apartment.

My leaves have continued to point toward the sun like a monster’s tentacles, which is why I was named “Cthulhu.” My favorite activities include lying in the sunshine, sipping up lots of water and outgrowing every single pot my owners have ever placed me in. Last year, I delightedly made my parents grandparents, as I grew little baby plants — called aloe pups!

I miss my first mom in New York, but she gets lots of pictures of me and my children. I have been a great joy to my mom and dad while they are at home social distancing.

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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