PREACH IT! 'Jersey Shore' fans: Help me shed my Chihuahua shame
I did that.
Apparently California animal shelters have been glutted with tiny, adorable, fish-eyed dogs for almost two years now, and, so the reports go, pop culture and its champions are largely to blame.
Being a pop culture reporter myself, I riffled through my personal archives shortly after reading of the Chihuahua Crisis of Twenty Ought Nine.
To my horror, I found that I have mentioned Chihuahuas twice in recent years, once in a column and once in my book, which came out this year and which no doubt fueled the mass dumping of these googly eyed pets. I owe the Chihuahuas. Big time.
I also really like the show "Jersey Shore."
I humbly submit this photo gallery of eight immediately adoptable Chihuahuas, each of which perfectly embodies the look or spirit of a "Jersey Shore" cast member. (Click the cast picture at right -- the one cleverly labeled "Photo Gallery" -- to get to the photo gallery.)
Click on the gallery's links to pics of the cast members, and for information on adopting the dogs, which are being housed in L.A.-area shelters.
-- Leslie Gornstein
[Update, 10:25 a.m., Dec. 11, 2009: Via Twitter, @spcaLA has lots of wawas too.]
Photos: John Gordon, top, cuddles abandoned Chihuahuas at the East Valley Animal Care Center in Van Nuys on Dec. 10. And look, there's the cuddly cast of "Jersey Shore," right. Credits: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times, top; Scott Gries / MTV, right.
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