02/02/2012 09:46 pm ET | Updated Apr 03, 2012

Meet Harold The Cat, Who Walks Around Old Town Alexandria On A Leash (PHOTOS)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- You may have noticed that some of us at HuffPost DC are crazy about animals.

So it was no small joy to meet Harold, a friendly black and white cat whose owners take him for walks around Old Town, a place so dog-centric that it has not one but two stores specializing in home-made dog treats.

Harold's owners are 26-year-old Sarah Howell, a massage therapist at Old Town's Sugar House Day Spa, and her husband, 31-year-old Jeff Jones. Harold will be two on Feb. 22 -- "On George Washington's Birthday," notes Jones, who works for the National Park Service.

Harold, Howell and Jones moved to Old Town from Charleston, S.C., in February 2011. HuffPost DC joined Harold, Howell and Jones for their standard walk on a recent Thursday morning -- four blocks, from North St. Asaph Street and Queen Street to North Pitt Street and Cameron Street and back -- to find out how they've enjoyed their first year walking around Old Town.

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