Pet of the Week- Fatty

Published 2:44 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“They call me Fatty. I am not sure why. Being a 22-pound cat might have something to do with it, but hey, big girls need love too. My favorite treat is tuna fish and my mom spoils me with it twice a week. As far as cat food is concerned, I refuse to eat anything other than the original Meow Mix. I have a feline brother named Yeti and I love him so, except when he tries to eat my dang tuna! My favorite thing to do is chase grocery store receipts around. When I hear my mom take one out of the bag, I come running and it is playtime! Mom always balls them up and throws them to me and I paw them all-around the house. I always sleep at the foot of mom and dad’s bed snuggled up to mom’s feet.”

Ray and Cindy Jordan of Brantley adopted six-year-old Fatty from Cindy’s sister when it was discovered that Fatty’s first owner’s grandson was allergic to cats. “Fatty” was originally named Tali but when she started rapidly gaining weight, the name Fatty stuck. Fatty does not shed much, but the weekly combing she gets helps cut down on the hair. She doesn’t make much noise, but Fatty sounds like a lion when she does.

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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 health care for pets. 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. To submit your furry (or scaly, slimy or feathery) friend, visit 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.