Pet of the Week-Aubie

Published 2:54 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

This week’s edition of the “Crenshaw Animal Clinic Pet of the Week,” pays tribute to a special pup who recently gained her angel wings. Aubie, a charming Basset Hound that belonged to Kadee McGough of Glenwood, may have been on Earth for only a short time, but her impact on the hearts of her family was immeasurable.

Despite her perpetually droopy eyes, which gave the impression of constant sadness, Aubie was the exact opposite – a bundle of energy who adored life and loved to play.

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Aubie had a particular fondness for belly rubs and spent countless moments perfecting her distinctive howl. Her long ears, a trademark of Basset Hounds, occasionally led to amusing moments during playtime, as she would trip over them. True to her resilient spirit, Aubie would bounce back up, ready for more play and adventure.

As McGough mourns the recent loss of her mother, Melissa McSwean, she finds a little comfort knowing her mom was warmly welcomed into heaven by Aubie and her floppy ears. 

If you have a beloved pet with an extraordinary story to tell, we’d love to hear about it. Visit to share your heartwarming tales of furry (or scaly, slimy or feathery) companions who make our lives brighter.

“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 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.