Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Introducing the newest addition to the family, Miss Eleanor, in DuPont Circle.”


“Harper from Ledroit Park”


“Pete Valentino, Dragon Tail Beta, Columbia Heights”

26 Comment

  • Keep the betta photos coming! 🙂 I love them!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Miss Eleanor is pretty, congrats to the happy family!
    Harper should be a professional model! So poised!
    Pete’s colors are nicely set off by his environment.

  • SFT

    Harper looks like he belongs in a magazine!!

  • Harper looks like he’s posing for a school photo. 🙂
    Yay to Miss Eleanor’s people for adopting a tortie! (They have a harder time getting adopted.) Such big ears — she’s like a little fennec fox!

    • Emmaleigh504

      Do they really? My next cat will be a tortoiseshell!

      • Yeah. I think it must be because the coloration (depending on how it’s distributed and which colors) sometimes makes it hard to see their features.
        Black cats also have a hard time getting adopted, thanks to superstition and probably some of the “harder to see their features” factor. And I was surprised to learn that all-white cats have a somewhat difficult time getting adopted.

        • I’ve heard torties called “junkyard cats”, for their, well, less-attractive coloring.
          And to be honest, I wouldn’t adopt an all-white cat. Practically speaking, the fur would show up on pretty much everything. And aesthetically speaking, they often seem to have stains around their eyes, which grosses me out on both cats and dogs.

          • I never thought I would adopt an all-white cat (because I wear mostly dark clothing), but I met one who was so sweet that I figured I’d find a way to work around it.
            On the plus side, because it’s easy to see the hair on dark clothing, it’s easier to locate and remove it. 🙂 And when she gets stained “sleep” next to her eyes (probably from dark-colored food), I just wipe it away.

          • No one should ever feel guilty about whatever preferences they have about adoption! Really! There are hundreds of cats and kittens needing homes – it’s ultimately an emotional bond, Please do not feel bad if a particular cat or kitten doesn’t “click” with you! Go one and find the one that does.

          • Oh, I have. Repeatedly. 🙂

      • I agree – they have a harder time getting adopted. My mom had 3 torties – they are all very mild-mannered cats, very affectionate, and have good personalities. I highly recommend them! 🙂

      • saf

        I have a fleet of them here – our feral colony is all tortie.

    • Really? I don’t get it. I think they’re adorable. We have a torti back home that everyone says is really ugly (she’s kind of small and skinny too, but I think she’s an interesting beauty.

  • epric002

    hi pete! i know your people- you’re in good hands 🙂

  • We adopted Eleanor from the PetSmart in Columbia Heights a couple of weeks before the two cats were stolen from there. She is very sweet but is still learning how not to use her claws (I have the marks to prove it). I didn’t know that they were hard to get people to adopt them.

    • Will she permit you to clip her claws? My cat kept inadvertently scratching me before I figured out a way to clip her claws (i.e., to do it while she’s eating wet food, which she adores).

      • She is not a fan of having her claws clipped, but I haven’t tried treats yet….

        • I literally stuff treats in my cat’s mouth, and clip while he is busy chewing. he is a sucker for Nilla wafers. 🙂

    • I knew she looked familiar! I happened to be there when the volunteer came to clean the cages and so Miss Eleanor and I bonded for about ten minutes. She was much more shy than her neighbor and wasn’t getting as much attention. I’m so glad she found a good home and it looks like she’s warming up pretty fast!
      My mother also has a tortie that she thought was ugly when she got her (took her in sight unseen from a neighbor), but mom’s come around. She’s such a doll.

      • I think I was drawn to her because she was quiet and a bit withdrawn. She has totally come out of her shell (pun intended).

  • I love Harper’s “I beg your pardon” expression. So cute.

  • Love the Nilla wafer idea for cutting claws!

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