Pet of the Week-Ruby

Published 2:28 pm Sunday, September 24, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

Meet Ruby, this week’s Crenshaw Animal Clinic Pet of the Week. Ruby is the 6-year-old Chorkie (Chihuahua-Yorkshire Terrier mix) of Heather Warrick of Luverne. Ruby’s most distinctive feature is her perky ears that give her an air of perpetual alertness. She is the apple of her owner’s eye. And it’s safe to say that Ruby has lived up to the name’s brightness.

Ruby can shake hands and gracefully lay down on command. However, her most charming quirk is her belief that if she turns her head just right, she becomes invisible, a delightful quirk that never fails to bring smiles to those who witness it.

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She loves to go on rides, whether it’s zipping around in a golf cart or enjoying a car trip with the wind in her fur. But Ruby’s daring spirit doesn’t stop there. She loves jumping on the trampoline, showcasing her boundless energy and zest for life.

Ruby is more than just a bundle of cuteness; she’s a built-in weather radio for her owner. Whenever Ruby starts to hide or shake, her mom knows that storms are on the horizon. It’s a talent that’s not only endearing but also incredibly handy for South Alabama’s unpredictable weather.

When it’s time for relaxation, Ruby has a few favorite things. Cozy blankets are high on her list of comfort, and she can often be found snuggled up in one. Ruby’s snack of choice is the classic hot dog.

“Pet of the Week,” “Pet of the Season,” and “Pet of the Year” 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 Animal Clinic 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.