Two hundred Chihuahuas took part in the second annual PETCO Unleashed regional qualifying race in Richardson, Texas, today and damnit if they didn't look good doing it. A 6-pound short hair named Sam was the winner, racing 35 feet in 3.2 seconds. No contestants, spectators or wheels of cheese were reported injured.
Things didn't go quite so smoothly at qualifying heats staged in Naperville, Illinois, where family pet and canine medic Chalupa was called on to apply a dose of medicinal saliva to his owner, Al Salinas Jr., after winning his regional final. Salinas was reported to be resting comfortably, while Chalupa complained of exhaustion and dryness of the mouth.