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    Gidget is dead... RIP

    Gidget, the famed Chihuahua who appeared in Taco Bell ads, died Tuesday at the age of 15.



    Karen McElhatton, Gidget's owner, tells Usmagazine.com the dog was with her trainer, Sue Chipperton, watching television when she began making "strange noises" and suffered a stroke.

    Before the dog's death, "She had a good day and was running around as normal," McElhatton tells Usmagazine.com. "We're happy that she was very well off right until the end."

    Gidget -- whose "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" spots debuted in September 1997 -- also had a cameo in Legally Blonde 2, in addition to appearing in other TV spots.

    We enjoyed working with Gidget, and she will be missed by many," a Taco Bell spokesperson tells Us in a statement. "Our deepest sympathies go out to her owners and fans."

    The dog had an exceptionally happy life, her owner says.

    "She lived like a queen," McElhatton tells Us. "She had a great life. We're very sad. She's a wonderful little dog."

    McElhatton tells Us the dog will likely be cremated.

    Adds McElhatton: "She was old. Of course, we were hoping she'd be around for a few more years, but if you have a dog that lives that long, you can't really complain."
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    One very special "Gidget Chalupa" will be made in her memory...
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    awwww....total bummer. Cute little dog...in fact, I have my chihuahua sitting on my lap right now.

    This weekend I will throw back a couple taco bell menu items in Gidget's honour.

    RIP...run across the rainbow bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    awwww....total bummer. Cute little dog...in fact, I have my chihuahua sitting on my lap right now.

    This weekend I will throw back a couple taco bell menu items in Gidget's honour.

    RIP...run across the rainbow bridge.
    Amen. Couldn't have said it better, my friend.

    RIP Gidget.
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    That was not funny!

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    "It's now officially 5150 time!!!"

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    We ate at Taco Bell tonight to pay our respects... RIP little dog!
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    David Carradine, Farah Fawcett, Ed McMahon and Michael Jackson now GIDGET! they are taking away all our icons!


    happy dirt nap Gidget..15 is a good life...at least you didn't get run over by the craft services truck like the Brady Bunch dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    That was not funny!

    yeah no shit. My first thought was "FUCK SALLY FIELD IS DEAD?!?!"

    By the way, is that image from Cybil?
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    By the way, is that image from Cybil?
    Now that was a movie that belongs in the "horror" thread. And to think, it was a made for tv movie!
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    I fucking hate Taco Bell, but I loved that damn dog.

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    Wait a minute. Chihuahuas are dogs?!?







    Don't read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    Wait a minute. Chihuahuas are dogs?!?
    No No No, chalupas are dogs, right?

    Or maybe dogs are in chalupas..........shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    My first thought was "FUCK SALLY FIELD IS DEAD?!?!"
    So I wasn't the only one. lol

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    No, I had that thought too, and was wondering why there wasn't more replies (when I first saw the thread, I think there was one)!

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