Reston Pet of the Week: Pickle

This week’s Reston Pet of the Week is Pickle, a cat that owner Eilka found a few years ago. Here is what she has to say:

This is Pickle. That wasn’t the name we originally had for her, but she so excels at getting herself into a pickle, that the name could not be avoided. My husband found her in a storm drain several years ago.  She was about six months old and was wearing a flea collar, but no tags.

Obviously, someone put that collar on her, so we just assumed that she had run out someone’s front door.  After weeks of posting flyers and calling vets and shelters, it started to dawn on us that she was here to stay.

Pickle is a very unique cat.  She is, without a doubt, the least graceful animal I have ever seen. She will jump on the table and knock everything off without even trying. She can just sit next to something and it will fall over

Pickle also has a clear idea of the hierarchy of the household. My husband tops the list, with her in second place. I’m not sure who’s at the bottom — me or our other cats.  Probably me.  She acts like my husband’s pet and she treats me like her pet.  It’s a good thing she’s so cute!

Want your pet to be considered for the Reston Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontal photos of your pet.

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Reston and Northern Virginia.

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