Pet of the Week-Noodle

Published 12:11 am Thursday, September 29, 2022

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“I am around eight weeks old now. My mom, Sarah Smith, of Luverne, rescued me when I was only two weeks old. (Americachip) Mom found me alone in a shed with ants all over me. Mom says that the unique scar on my left foot means I am a fighter! I love it when she tells me that! I love playing and bouncing around like a bunny, and I enjoy playing with my feline cousins, Drax and Sabel. I’m still figuring out this whole ‘life’ thing, but so far, Fancy Feast cat food is the only thing I will eat.”

Noodle’s mom, Sarah, calls her kitten a “Tuxedo cat.” 

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When she rescued the little boy kitten, a dear friend of Sarah’s came to aid in the rescue, spending the entire day teaching Sarah how to handle a two-week-old kitten. 

Sarah named her kitten Noodle after her friend with the same nickname. 

Noodle is an inside cat but is very interested in the outside world, always trying to get out the door to explore. 

When it’s time for bed, Noodle can be found snuggled up in his mom’s bed, right up under her chin. 

“Pet of the Week”  and the quarterly feature, “Pet of the Season,” are sponsored by Crenshaw Animal Clinic and Dr. Alethea Gammage of Luverne – (334) 335-5309. 

Crenshaw Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal clinic that provides comprehensive healthcare for your pet. They offer a full range of services to help keep pets happy and healthy- including vaccine administration, routine preventive care, wellness exams, dental care, allergy care, flea/tick/heartworm control, parasite control, routine surgical procedures, microchipping, early detection, and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases with in-clinic diagnostics, ophthalmology, spay and neuter, and more. 

During the quarterly “Pet of the Season” contest, animals featured in “Pet of the Week” will go head to head, and the animal with the most votes will win a personalized prize package from Crenshaw Animal Clinic valued at $250. At the end of the year, all quarterly winners will compete for “Crenshaw County Pet of the Year” and the grand prize. 

Go online to submit your furry (or scaly, slimy, or feathery) friend by visiting

If participants have submitted a nomination for a pet, and the pet hasn’t been featured, don’t fret! We have rolled all entries over into the next contest.