This is definitely my favorite month of the year, beginning with Cinco de Mayo. All across the nation Chihuahuas will have their cute little apple-shaped heads topped with tiny sombreros. Some of us will wear serapes, others will be dressed as matadors, while others will dangle itty-bitty maracas from our collars.
While we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate my own heritage and tell you a little bit about my breed.
The name Chihuahua comes from the largest of the Mexican states, officially known as Libre y Soberan de Chihuahua. Aztecs said that Chihuahuas were guides for the dead, carrying human spirits on their backs across the river into the afterlife.
We usually weigh between three and six pounds. We are the smallest AKC-recognized breed. This makes us perfect for people who live in apartments. We have a very long life span, averaging 15 to 20 years.
The most famous Chihuahua in history is of course Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua! Everybody loved her. "iYo quiero Taco Bell."
Adios for now.