Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.
In a year of increased hate crimes against immigrants and people of color, and also rampant xenophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, and anti-Semitism, I’m not surprised that the ire of mouth breathers has turned to street vendors.
I always knew that we Chicano men were devious but I never realized just how much. I must admit I have always been the weak-willed type as far as temptation goes, but these past holidays really brought out the worst in me.
I was busy petting my dog named Vato, right before Christmas, when I accidentally hosed down la suegra just as I was finishing watering the lawn. Good thing I was leaving for work.
I heard her say as I was leaving, “¡Desgraciado, hijo de la chi…..! So I quickly drove off. But as I did, I heard her shout out to my wife, “I told you he was evil! How, can I go to Mass all wet, and I wanted so much to show off my new Sunday dress to all my friends.”
Needless to say, I’m glad I left the house rather quickly. Have you ever seen two angry Chicanas gang up on one innocent Chicano? Well, it’s not pretty.
Made of pen and ink, she can win you with a wink. Ain’t she cute? Boop-Boop-a-Doop. Sweet Betty!
Betty Boop for President is a musical Fleischer Studios cartoon from 1932. Betty’s campaign promises a better, caring tomorrow, while her evil opponent Mr. Nobody blatantly offers a mess of malarkey to potential voters. Make sure to listen for FDR’s famous 1932 campaign song and don’t miss the miracle of the convict in the electric chair. Betty Boop for President! Also, beer.
Yes, you can!
Romina the whippet, who lost her right front leg in a lawnmower accident, is being fitted with a new prosthetic limb, courtesy of the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in Mexico City. And they’re making the device with a 3-D printer.
Everybody loves corn – including this Japanese perro.
LiveLeak video uploader pologne gives his location as Rzeszow, Poland but he speaks in Italian and has a perrito mexicano. The Internets are magic.
He’s only a small town dog from Puerto Rico, scoffers say. But seriously, can Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist, make it in the uber competitive New York artistic scene? Charlie’s creations (his mixed media are poop and urine) are regularly featured all across Brooklyn, the short documentary explains.
How much does America love tacos, you ask? Taco imagery is everywhere — jewelry (necklace, above), toys, drinks, desserts, babies, kitties, doggies, purses, rear-view mirrors. And how could we make a listicle without the pink taco? [The pink taco final photograph may be NSFW depending on your work. We don’t think it is, but you never know, tu sabes?]
When you’ve got pee, don’t squat like a bitch — stand up like real male and mark your territory! This chihuahua knows how to stand and pee — or does he?
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In Italy, Pancho Bello, a chihuahua, and his human, a man named Nic Bello, perform their yoga routine together.
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There are more contenders in the Huffington Post mixed-breed photo gallery thang, but peep a few more Chihuahua-sorta cuties before you go, like this “Chi-weenie” — part Dachshund, part Chihuahua:
(PNS reporting from BEVERLY HILLS) 2013 was a “Mestizo Year” for Chihuahuas in the media, according to the Mexican American Dog Defense and Education Fund’s (MADDEF) annual It’s A Dog’s Life report released here Monday.
The study carefully tallies and grades Chihuahua representations in pop culture (TV, radio, Internets, books, newspapers, magazines, videos, pop music, video games, etc.), scientifically sniffing the butt of America’s complicated relationship with the popular canine.
2013’s record was mixed, the group lamented, and the prospect of increased levels of anti-Chihuahua defamation in 2014 “remains troubling, especially in cyberspace, where mocking the perritos has become a viral ‘meme.'”
Since the death of superstar Gidget the Taco Bell Chihuahua in 2006, the image of all Chihuahuas has been on the decline, the study noted, presenting this widely-circulated and ignorantly-misspeeled illustration of an alleged “zombie” Chihuahua as just one piece of evidence (photo, right.)
Madrid, Spain, had a caca de perro problem, until they started rubbing the dog owners’ faces in it.
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La niña brings a puppy home — a male doggie just for Daddy. But in a household run by women, it’s hard for the guys to hold on to what they’ve got.
PREVIOUSLY ON PERRO LATINO:
This dog loves to skateboard and — as much as a dog can actually SMILE — he appears to be having happy doggy time. Woof! Good dog!
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Willie the Chihuahua does not like baths.
Eric Brown, 36, of Pt. Lucie, FL, is awaiting an arraignment for “assault” because he allegedly threw a Taco Bell burrito in his 16-year-old brother-in-law’s face.
Just so you don’t run afoul of the Law of Burritos, make note of the pocho ocho things you should never EVER do with a Taco Bell burrito:
8. Smoosh it in a 16-year-old’s face
7. Use it as a suppository
6. Mix with papier mache to make a piñata