I am a bad Chihuahua parent and fan—I have not yet seen Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I squealed with the 5 year olds when I saw the trailer for it before watching Wall-E, but I haven’t had a chance to make it out to the theatre again. (I blame being busy and not having any fellow Chihuahua-loving friends who want to see a G-rated movie with me).
While waiting in the check out lane yesterday I noticed the little dogs were once again gracing the cover of magazines. People magazine had a story about the star of the movie, but I couldn’t seem to find it on their website. Instead, I came across this article.
That National Enquirer is not the most credible source, but even if the story is made up, it’s still heartwarming. According to the Enquirer, the star of the movie, Papi (his real name is Rusco), was rescued from a shelter by a Hollywood animal trainer, minutes before he was going to be euthanized.
Even if the story is exaggerated, at least it’s promoting rescue and adoption, more than any other made up tabloid story can say!