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They were once thought to be huge‭ ‬rats or even mystical creatures.‭ ‬They have been worshiped,‭ ‬eaten and treasured by ancient civilizations.‭ ‬The one thing for sure about the Chihuahua Breed of Dogs is that just about everyone seems to love them,‭ ‬especially celebrities.

She may not be able to put up with Simon Cowell and his sharp-tongued criticisms on American Idol or The X-Factor,‭ ‬but Paula Abdul can‭’‬t get enough of her three Chihuahuas-‭ ‬Thumbelina,‭ ‬Tulip and Tinkerbell.‭ ‬There‭’‬s no doubt that if there were an American Canine Idol contest for dog breeds,‭ ‬Chihuahuas would receive a solid‭ ‬’YES‭’‬ from Paula when it comes to cuteness,‭ ‬intelligence and hug-ability‭! ‬When it comes to celebrities,‭ ‬Paula is certainly not alone in her adoration of Chihuahuas.‭ 

Marilyn Monroe grew up in Los Angeles.‭ ‬As‭ ‬a child,‭ ‬she had a black and white dog that followed her to school.‭ ‬She named the dog Tippy and played with it during recess.‭ ‬A neighbor shot the dog dead in‭ ‬1932‭ ‬claiming that Tippy had repeatedly damaged his garden.‭ ‬After that incident,‭ ‬Marilyn seemed to have cooled to the idea of pet ownership.‭ ‬She shared a spaniel while staying with the Goddard Family in‭ ‬1940,‭ ‬but didn‭’‬t actually adopt her own pet until after she signed with Columbia Pictures about eight years later.‭ ‬While making movies at Columbia,‭ ‬Marilyn adopted a Chihuahua she named‭ ‬’Choo Choo‭’‬ in‭ ‬1948.‭ ‬One story says that Marilyn saw a few grips and camera operators playing with a Chihuahua while on a break and instantly fell in love with the Breed.‭ ‬Another version claims that the studio encouraged‭ ‬Marilyn to adopt a tiny puppy for the sake of publicity.‭ ‬It is more likely that she choose the pup for her own reasons...‭

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