Piñatas. Scrumptious Mexican food. Colorful banderitas. Hat dance off. Parade. What could this special day be? Cinco de Mayo in Mexico is not only a day of celebration, but a party for our little adorable friends- the Chihuahuas. They will dress in costumes and break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of a single breed dog. Will they break the record?
Why choose Chihuahuas instead of other dog breeds? No Guinness world record had been set for a gathering of Chihuahuas. Aside from that, Chihuahuas originated from Mexico. To qualify in the event, Chihuahuas are required to have two costume pieces and dog owner’s should provide a pet registration to ensure that the pups are purebred.
“We were trying to come up with a fun idea for Cinco de Mayo,” said Helen Riger, the city’s cultural arts and tourism administrator.
“It was my staff’s idea.”
Joe and Michele Cordaro of Port Orange are planning to bring one of their three Chihuahuas to the event. Their 11-year-old Chihuahua, Phoebe, just had knee surgery, so she can’t go, and their 8-year-old, Lola, won’t be going either.
“She’s not the friendliest,” Joe Cordaro explained.
But he said they will bring their third Chihuahua, 8-year-old Cocoa, who “is the sweetest” in the trio. Michele Cordaro is making a little dress for Cocoa out of material with a chili pepper print.
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