A Chihuahua from North County is about to break through as a novelty-calendar star, according to a published report.
Billie Valentine's owner, Debbie Hendrickx of Escondido, is a fashion photographer but put together a series of calendars in past years featuring her dog, the North County Times reported. Family members told her to put together a retail-quality product.
"It was never my plan to make this calendar thing a big deal," Hendrickx told the paper. "My family always liked the calendars I sent them, especially my mom. It gives her something she can look at every day and be reminded of all of us.