Pet of the Week-Leggz

Published 4:35 pm Monday, October 17, 2022

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“They call me Leggz. I bet you’d never guess why so I will let you in on the secret. I was born on Christmas Day and when I was delivered my human dad, Michael Robinson of Highland Home, thought to himself, “Man, he sure has some long legs,” and that is how I got my name. I am a poodle and I’m ten years old. I am loving and very handsome. I live in Highland Home with my owner and my canine Mom Bitty and my canine siblings, Honey and Chili, also poodles. By looking at me you can’t tell, but I have diabetes and poor sight due to cataracts. I occasionally bump into things but I don’t let anything get me down. I have good days and not-so-good days but I am always happy and upbeat.”

Due to his diabetes, Leggz has to take insulin twice a day. He is also on a special prescription dog food.

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He still loves to go on walks but is certainly not as active as he once was. His favorite treats are baby carrots.
Leggz knows several simple voice commands and his favorite thing to do is cuddle.

When it is time to go to sleep, Leggz can usually be found in his own doggy bed, but on occasion, he snoozes with his mom and siblings.

“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.