?íAy, Chihuahua!

The Chicano Proud Chihuahua: The 2009 Mexican American Chihuahua Calendar

By Azucena Maldonado
Published on LatinoLA: October 20, 2008

?íAy, Chihuahua!

He's not from Beverly Hills but El Guero, born in East L.A., is a hot Chihuahua star in his own right. Guero is celebrating the release of his 2009 Chihuahua Proud/Ay Chihuahua Calendar to coincide with the premiere of the new Disney Chihuahua movie. The calendar features photographs of El Guero as an Aztec prince, a mariachi, a lucha libre wrestler and many more attention-grabbing characters. Every month of the calendar highlights an amusing personality.

El Guero was born in East Los Angeles California on July 6, 2004. Because his ancestors are from Mexico, he's a Mexican-American Chihuahua. Guero is fluent in English, Spanish and doggie talk. He loves to play with children and is a very loving and affectionate dog. He loves to travel and meet new people. Guero's favorite pastime is to sit on people's laps and be caressed. In Mexico, when someone is fair-skinned they are lovingly nicknamed Guero/a, thus his name.

The Aye Chihuahua Calendar is self-produced by Guero's human companion Azucena Maldondo. "It's an adorable calendar that presents a positive image of the Mexican American Chihuahua. The Chihuahua is one of the most popular breeds in the United States and it's my intent to remind Chihuahua owners that their pet Chihuahua's ancestors are from Mexico, thus making their pets Mexican-American Chihuahuas. I want Chicanos to take ownership of the Chihuahua images presented in the United States and become "Chihuahua Proud".

The Ay Chihuahua Calendar gives a brief history of the Chihuahua and includes an introduction of El Guero. Every month includes a brief commentary by El Guero pertaining to the theme of the photo portrait.

Guero is currently engaged in obedience training and acting classes in hopes to be cast in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua sequel. His dream is to train with dog whisperer Cesar Milan.

About Azucena Maldonado:
Azucena Maldonado is the creator of the 2009 Ay Chihuahua Calendar. Maldonado is the guest-host of "Strategy Session" on KPFK 90.7 FM radio on Monday evenings at 8:00 pm and the founder of the Latina Golfers Association.
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