Gidget, the Chihuahua made famous in several Taco Bell commercials, died yesterday. The cute former spokesdog was 15.
At a hastily arranged news conference outside company headquarters, and amongst a sea of posters featuring the little dog, a Yum! Brands spokesman assured the world that little Gidget will be missed.
"I think we all came to love that dog," the spokesman stated his voice shaking ever so slightly, "she'll be sorely missed," he added wiping a stray tear away from his eye.
In fact, there was hardly a dry eye in the crowd of approximately 75 people gathered to pay their final respects to the miniature canine.
Yet, tears made way for joy as one last celebration of the dog's life ensued. Soon, a Taco Bell delivery vehicle drove up to the crowd and delivered a freshly wrapped and perfectly seasoned steaming hot burrito consisting of refried beans, xtra-cheese, sour cream, onions, and little Gidget, along with a 3-packet side of Fire Sauce and an ice-cold Pepsi -- all intended for one lucky winner within the crowd of mourners.
As #37 was called, 46-year-old Betty Gordy began shrieking wildly from the middle of the crowd whilst unintentionally assaulting innocent bystanders as her massive breasts began flinging up and down and around uncontrollably. Somehow, no one was seriously injured.
Once Betty made her way to the podium, a moment of silence was observed in Gidget's memory. Afterward, the crowd munched on their consolation prizes (one free taco apiece) while Betty let out one final yell: "Yo Quiero Taco Bell!"