If the numbers are anything to go by, chihuahuas – a.k.a. the mascot of fast-food chain Taco Bell – are the most favorite dog in California. Or least favorite, in this case. In California’s dog shelters the mini pooch is the most prevalent breed. But in a new rescue operation, chihuahuas from those West Coast shelters are being shipped around the country by the ASPCA, and fifteen just landed in New York City, the perfect place for chihuahuas, the Society says, because the dogs can fit in a handbag to be toted around (even on the subway) and are perfect for small apartments. Arf!
About Ted Botha
Ted grew up between Washington D.C. and Pretoria. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and was an editor for Reuters in Manhattan. His books include 'The Girl with the Crooked Nose' and 'Flat/White,' about living in a crazy tenement in Manhattan. His latest book is a true story of murder and movie mayhem in the 1920s that takes place in Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. Read more at tedbotha.com