You may not believe in reincarnation, but I think this is a shining example, although we don't know where Jack Nicholson, or his axe, has been lately.
Or, maybe I'm thinking about "Heeeere's Johnny!"
The little guy pictured, above, is 7-year-old Momo (or Peach, in Japanese). I'm thinking he might be the reincarnated Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua who died a year or so ago.
IS MOMO REINCARNATED GIDGET?
People are still thinking about Gidget, pictured right, as evidenced by repeated "hits" on Ethic Soup's post about the little gal's passing. I noticed this occurrence and decided I better GoogleNews "Chihuahua" and see what's up.
Surprisingly, there were a whole lot of news articles about Chihuahuas.
- This week there were 55 Chihuahua dogs, ages four months to 14 years, rescued from from a trailer home that caught fire in El Paso, Texas.
- And in another trailer, this time outside of Orlando, Florida, authorities seized 61 Chihuahuas.
- In Victorville, California, three people are behind bars suspected of snatching purses and pilfering a family's pet Chihuahua.
A JAPANESE SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG
- The good news is that a 6.6 pound, long-haired Chihuahua in Japan recently passed the entrance exam to become part of a police search-and-rescue team in the Nara prefecture (one of Japan's 47 jurisdictions).
A brown and white ball of energy, 7-year-old Momo will serve alongside Retrievers and German Shepherds, after proving herself this past week in a disaster simulation. After being given a hat with the scent of a man, Momo sniffed out the "target survivor" within an area of 12,100 square feet in just 5 minutes.
Most search and rescue dogs are Labrador Retrievers, German Shephers, Belgian Malinois, Border Collies and Golden Retrievers.
As a member of the loyal and highly intelligent Chihuahua breed, the world's smallest, the mighty Momo will be especially valuable in disaster rescue. Because of its tiny stature, Momo will be able to get into small spaces that traditional rescue dogs cannot, to locate people buried under the rubble after disasters, like earthquakes.
Momo's human mommy, Keiko Matsuyoshi was overjoyed about her pet's achievement and promised that she'd cook Momo's favorite dish as a reward for earning a new job -- tomato-stewed chicken breasts.
So, Gidget is that you? Have you moved up from tacos to fancier cuisine? Decided you wanted your hair longer this trip?
I feel your spirit. You go girl!
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by Sharon McEachern
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