The “Yo quiero Taco Bell” pooch has gone to the great casa in the sky. Gidget, the bug-eyed, big-eared chihuahua who starred in a massively successful series of commercials in the late 90s for Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell, was 15. Gidget began life in humble circumstances. She was “discovered” in a kennel after washing out as a show dog. Originally slated for only a one-shot commercial spot, she proved so popular that Taco Bell ended up extending the ad campaign over three years, ...

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