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Above) This chihuahua's name is Little. In 2008, Nick Sherman suggested to Little's owners Liz and Nate Newton that they dress him up as the Hellhound Cerberus, which is why the extra two heads look so mean.

The costume went over quite well. Little got special notice on CNN television, the National Geographic News, and newspapers nationwide. Little won the $500 Best in Show prize at a "Howl-Oween" event at Faneuil Hall in Boston, an annual fundraiser for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Additional photographers lined up to get pictures of him, and the one above by Lisa Poole became the most famous, reproduced around the world. The evening of the win, there was a gathering at a local bar which was having a "Yappy Hour" where Little got many treats.


Below) Nick Sherman, whose idea the costume was, is himself a photographer. Two of his photos are reproduced below, one with Little being held in one hand by Liz, and Little's trophy in Liz's other hand. Nick has a wonderful small gallery of photos of Little:

Little the Hellhound



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