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Sweet Surprise: Blueberry Muffin Resembles Teen's Chihuahua
NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 | Monica Garske

Posted on 01/25/2014 8:19:45 PM PST by nickcarraway

Imagine reaching for a snack – a blueberry muffin – and quickly realizing it is way too cute to eat. That’s exactly what happened to one San Diego teen who came across a muffin that she says looks just like her Chihuahua.

On Monday, 14-year-old Kaelin Bell walked into her kitchen at her La Mesa home and grabbed the last blueberry muffin sitting on the counter. Suddenly, she noticed a sweet surprise.

“I said, ‘Hey, Dad, it has a face; it kind of looks like Chico,’” the teen told NBC 7 San Diego, referring to her beloved 6-month-old pup.

Like any typical high school student, Bell reached for her cell phone to snap a photo of the unique baked good.

Bell said she had her dad hold the muffin above Chico, with the pooch looking up, as she snapped a photo that would soon go viral.

Bell said she sent the photo to a few friends, who urged her to post the image to her Tumblr page online.

She posted the photo showing Chico and the muffin with the caption: "My blueberry muffin looks exactly like my dog. I’m gonna cry."

Soon enough, Chico – and, of course, the muffin – became an internet sensation. “The next day, it had 100,000 notes [on Tumblr],” said Bell with a laugh.

There’s also been a “Huffington Post” article written about Chico and the muffin, as well as an article on “Buzzfeed.”

Chico is also, apparently, a social media darling. On Thursday, NBC talk show host Ellen DeGeneres posted Bell’s photo of Chico and the muffin to her Twitter page.

Alongside the photo, DeGeneres tweeted this conundrum: “I can’t tell if this Chihuahua looks like a muffin, or if this muffin looks like a Chihuahua.”

Bell, who’s a fan of DeGeneres, said she was excited about DeGeneres’ tweet. She was hoping the TV host would see the photograph but didn’t think it would happen so quickly. “It was really cool,” the teen said.

So now, after the viral fame, inquiring minds want to know: what happened to the muffin? Well, it’s currently sitting – untouched – in the Bell family freezer.

The teen said her parents insisted on freezing the muffin, like a keepsake of sorts.

Plus, Bell said she wouldn’t have been able to eat something that looked just like dog anyway. “People keep asking me if I ate the muffin, and I’m like, ‘No, that’s a little cruel. No!’ The muffin is still there,” she said.

And, despite those who may not see Chico’s sweet face in the muffin, Bell said she still sees it.

“Some people said the muffin looks more like a seal or a pug, but I still see Chico in it. The muffin and my dog have an uncanny resemblance – it’s kind of scary,” she said. For his part, Chico appears unfazed by his sudden fame. On Friday, NBC 7 visited with the pooch as he ran around Bell’s yard chasing a ball and yipping with glee. For a moment, Chico stared at his look-alike muffin, sniffed it, and walked away, seemingly unimpressed.


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blueberrymuffin; chihuahua; dogs

1 posted on 01/25/2014 8:19:45 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander

Ha ha! My machine to clone living creatures as pastry is a success! Now I will rule the world!


2 posted on 01/25/2014 8:22:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Cute!


3 posted on 01/25/2014 8:23:08 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I hear next year the Westminster Kennel Club will have a category for Chihuahua Muffins and Bichon Frise Croissants.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 8:24:16 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Salamander

Is it true you had sauerkraut that look like your Doberman?


5 posted on 01/25/2014 8:25:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In other news, 0bama found a cream puff that looks just like his foreign policy.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 8:26:57 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: nickcarraway

Okay, now I’m so freaked out right now.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 8:37:27 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL


8 posted on 01/25/2014 8:42:30 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: nickcarraway

There is a resemblance


9 posted on 01/25/2014 8:42:34 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: nickcarraway

Chico looks like he wants to mate with a muffin.... Just sayin’.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 8:50:02 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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11 posted on 01/25/2014 8:50:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

?


12 posted on 01/25/2014 8:51:45 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s a BIG muffin!


13 posted on 01/25/2014 9:05:01 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: nickcarraway

Can I be your evil minion?

[I really like blueberry muffins]

:)


14 posted on 01/25/2014 9:35:05 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: nickcarraway
No...it was some bratwurst.

/rimshot

15 posted on 01/25/2014 9:36:03 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: smokingfrog

I found something that looked like Obama. But then I flushed it


16 posted on 01/25/2014 9:41:50 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: nickcarraway

Looks more like a seal.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 10:14:05 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: nickcarraway

“In the future,every chihuahua and every muffin will be famous for 15 minutes” ——Andy Warhol
We are just starting this process w/ Chico and the Muffin
(which might make a good TZ series,now that I think of it


18 posted on 01/25/2014 10:22:18 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Salamander

Sure, good minions are hard to find. Plus, all my minions get to eat filet mignon on muffins au jus.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 12:25:49 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

20 posted on 01/26/2014 2:53:00 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander
I think it looks like Mr. Bill.

(I ate a cannoli once that looked like Fiorello LaGuardia.)

21 posted on 01/26/2014 3:00:41 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

22 posted on 01/26/2014 3:17:42 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: nickcarraway

Does she not realize that giving her Latino Person of the Canine persuasion a stereotypical and demeaning name like “Chico” is RASSISS???!!!!

Quick, call the Fairness Police!/s

Seriously, though, that muffin AND the Doggie are VERY CUTE! :-)


23 posted on 01/26/2014 4:33:08 AM PST by left that other site
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