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Breaking Chihuahua News: Taco Bell Dog, Gidget Has Died!

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Today must be Chihuahua Day for some reason!

The LA Times has reported that the Taco Bell dog, Gidget  the Chihuahua, the sassy mascot for the fast food chain from 1997-2000, has died at age 15 years of age.

The owner of Studio Animal Services in Castaic, CA say that Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday at the home of her trainer in Santa Clarita, CA and had to be euthanized. 

HERE’S  the commericial that made Gidget famous.

Awww, how sad! Gidget also had a pivotal role in “Legally Blonde” with Reese Witherspoon. 

Rest in peace, little pup!  Our condolences  go out to Gidget’s handlers and trainer.

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One Small Step for Dogs, One Giant Leap for Dogkind!

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 Dog history has been made once again!

This time, it’s in the cinema field!

Eli, the Chihuahua is one of the very few dogs to have their own listing on IMDB!  Too cute! Up ’til now, “they” said it couldn’t be done!

It’s a big achievement when you think about all the dogs who have had starring roles in television and film and so few of THEM are listed on the IMDB.

You might recognize Eli from the small dog MilkBone biscuit boxes. That’s him!  Eli has appeared in many in-print magazines gracing multiple covers and fashion shows, “pawticipates” in many charity dogwalks and parades and is generally the “dog-about-town” in the Big Apple!

Eli’s owner, Karen Biehl has long been Eli’s champion and is seeing to it that credit is given where credit is due!

We applaud you Karen, for being such a great advocate for your budding star! And now, you can officially be called a “stage-dog mom”, LOL!

Eli will be appearing in a short film being screened at the New York Latino Film Festival July 30, in NYC  called “Dog Run” and Eli himself will be making a personal appearance!

 Eli’s message – don’t listen to the naysayers who say things can’t be done.  Make your
own rules!  WOOF 🙂

We hope to bring you an interview with Eli the Chihuahua and his owner Karen soon, so keep checking back!

 

Photo Credit: Petographs by Ixiana Hernandez

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Ashanti To The Rescue!

 

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Singer/songwriter Ashanti and Cairn Terrier “Nigel” hosted the “There’s No Place Like Home” dog adoption event at the New York Center in NYC May 30, 2009!

Ashanti also posed with one of the dogs for adoption, precious little “Willis”.  Awww, I hope he got a great home!

 Twenty-month-old Nigel was spotted by an animal trainer on the Humane Society website and after speaking to shelter personnel, he knew that Nigel had star potential!

Ashanti will be starring as Dorothy and Nigel as  (who ELSE?) Toto in the summer production of “The Wiz” which runs from June 12 through July 5, 2009 at the New York Center!

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Bo Obama is a Beanie!

 

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For all you Beanie Baby collectors, Bo the newest First Family addition, is now a Beanie!

After an initial shipment of 25 of the  Bo The Portugese Water Dog Beanie Babies were shipped in April and sold out within a few hours; another shipment hit the exclusive retailers yesterday, Tuesday May 12 and were expected to also be gone by today!

The stuffed dog, comes with a red, white and blue ribbon around it’s neck and inside the swing tag says:

“I just want to jump and play, but I will NEVER run away;

I love my house, it’s big and white, and I can roam all day and night!”

Bo 2.0 comes in the original size and now comes in a larger size and a keychain version.  I don’t know about you, but I absolutely can’t wait to get mine!

TY, the producer of the toy donates a portion of the proceeds to local animal shelters!

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Oprah’s Sadie is a Covergirl!

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Oprah Winfrey’s new pup, Cocker Spaniel Sadie graces the cover of the June issue of “O” magazine; The Animal Issue!

Sadie’s getting cuter by the day, isn’t she? That’s her on Oprah’s right shoulder, just like an angel!

After her bout of Parvo when she was just 11 weeks old, Sadie has made a full recovery! Stay well, Sadie!

new Oprah recommends Hope In a Jar

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Bobama’s HOME!

President Barak Obama and his family have welcomed their new dog Bo to the White House and they’re showing him off around the grounds! AT LAST!

The 6-month-old Portuguese water dog made his debut Tuesday afternoon in front of reporters and photographers. And the Obamas even walked him over near the fence on the White House South Lawn.

Said the president: “He’s got star quality.”

First lady Michelle Obama did most of the walking, with Bo on a leash. But daughter Malia took a turn, too, as Bo took off running.

Awwww…I bet they’re all so excited; there’s nothing like a new pet in the house!

Photo Credit: Washington Post

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