This little baby is Chewy, aka Chewbacca, an 8-month-old female Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. Chewy is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week. She has a light tan, smooth coat, the ears like a Chihuahua, and the longer body like a Dachshund, thus a ChiWeenie! Chewy is small, weighing only 13 pounds, and will only get to about 15 pounds when full grown.
Dr. Katy Drain has been a veterinarian in Tuscaloosa for 15 years. She graduated from the University of Alabama as an undergraduate and attended Auburn University for her doctorate of veterinary medicine. Dr. Drain works with all types of pets from cats and dogs (of course!) to pigs and goats, and even some exotics.
Halloween is a spooky time for pets. There are lots of unfamiliar people milling about in costumes, weird smells and doorbells galore.
While it may be fun for us (and super fun to put pets in costumes to take photos with pumpkins), it can be scary for them. Here are some of the ways to make Halloween a safe and pleasant holiday for your pet.
Holy Spirit Catholic School held the annual Blessing of the Pets led by Father Michael Deering, Pastor of Holy Spirit Church, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day on October 4.
St. Francis was known for his love of all of God's creatures. Student families and members of the community brought their pets to be blessed with Holy Water at the prayer service. Dogs, cats, bunnies, a ferret, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs and a rat were among the pets in attendance.