A Famous Dog's Life: The Story of Gidget, America's Most Beloved Chihuahua

A Famous Dog's Life: The Story of Gidget, America's Most Beloved Chihuahua

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by Sue Chipperton, Rennie Dyball
     
 

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¡Yo quiero! The heartwarming true story of the camera-ready Chihuahua who became a pint-sized superstar.

Her name was Gidget. To the world, she was the Taco Bell dog. This is the extraordinary story of an irresistible pup's life, and that of her devoted trainer, Sue Chipperton. It is not only the story of an adorable television star, butSee more details below

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¡Yo quiero! The heartwarming true story of the camera-ready Chihuahua who became a pint-sized superstar.

Her name was Gidget. To the world, she was the Taco Bell dog. This is the extraordinary story of an irresistible pup's life, and that of her devoted trainer, Sue Chipperton. It is not only the story of an adorable television star, but also that of Sue's successful training techniques, and her fascinating stories of working with both human and animal stars, like Mooni, Gidget's Chihuahua roommate and the eventual star of Legally Blonde. Sue shares her delightful tales, investing humor, warmth, and rare insight into one of the freshest and most fun Hollywood success stories ever told.

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Library Journal
Working for a company that specializes in studio animals, trainer Chipperton has led a life that has included scouting, raising, and training famous dogs. Writing with Dyball (coauthor, with Christian Siriano, Fierce Style), she explains that training for studio work is different from training pets, and many dogs just don't have what it takes. Yet when Gidget—the star of this book and Taco Bell commercials—was a puppy, Chipperton saw her potential. Gidget, who died in 2009, was a perfect professional and a hard-working dog—with occasional feisty outbreaks, such as biting Antonio Banderas on the nose. Together Chipperton and Gidget traveled to on-location shoots, walked down the red carpet at movie premieres, and met and worked with many celebrities. Chipperton also adopted Moonie, who went on to star in Legally Blonde, as a possible stand-in for Gidget. She includes tales of her work with ducks, cats, rats, and other animals. VERDICT This entertaining glimpse into a fulfilling career for an animal lover is an essential read for dog fanciers.—Lani Smith, Ohlone Coll. Lib., Fremont, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101514269
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,091,183
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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