Dogs get patios, sticking their heads out of the window to feel the breeze, carte blanche to dig in places that don’t house their own waste, and the awesome distinction as living security systems. Cats get a bad rap for being elusive, distant and licking their own buttholes (never mind the fact that technically, humans end up having to wash dogs’). So good on ol’ Santa Claus for being inclusive and welcoming both barks and meows to his annual Pet Nights photo sessions at The Parks at Arlington, (3811 S. Cooper St.). Doggie and kitty photo shoots take place from 6 p.m. to the close of the set Monday nights through December 17. Photo packages start at $19.99. Santa and Mrs. Claus are located in Candy Land on the Lower Level near Nordstrom Rack. Dogs and cats must be on leashes or in appropriate carriers. Visit theparksatarlington.com.
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012