The Macho Minute is about my dog Macho, a chihuahua I rescued in January of 2010. Macho was rescued from a house in Dearborn, MI where 100+ other Chihuahuas were found alive and another 150+ were found dead amongst garbage piled from floor to ceiling. Due to these living conditions, Macho is very timid at all times. I created the Macho Minute to share Macho's stories and progress, as well as my joy of rescuing a dog who needs extra love and care.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cute Book and Quick Macho Update

Got an e-mail today from the ASPCA about a cute book. It's all about the dogs that were rescued from the Michael Vick case and an update on their lives. Was a little hesitant at first because I wasn't sure if I could read a book about the abuse these poor dogs went through, but the link says that it is a great book for animal lovers. I'm going to check it out, you should too! And if you purchase through the link on this page, they give a portion of your purchase to the ASPCA.

Anyway, I've been a slacker again with my Macho blogging. But he's been doing GREAT! I say that in all caps because he really has been doing awesome lately. We were taking him on walks in the hallway of our apartment complex, and he was doing very well on the leash. One day I came home from the store only to find the apartment empty- no Nick and no Macho. I got a little nervous when I called down the hallway and didn't hear Nick. So I went to the back door only to see Nick walking Macho on the sidewalk behind our building! I couldn't believe it. Now we take him for walks every day outside. He does so great on the leash, it's surreal. Sometimes when a stranger is walking by, Macho will get nervous and will cry. But the rest of the time he just walks right next to me or Nick like he's been doing it all his life. Here's a video of him on one of his first walks outside:

In addition to his walks outside, Macho's been doing great inside still. He still likes to cuddle on the couch, and now he sleeps in bed with us at night! He cuddles in between me and Nick, it's very cute. He's still getting used to going to the bathroom outside, so of course he is still using his pee pads. He was on a streak of not having an accident, but then yesterday he peed on our bed. But about 90% of the time he is using the pee pads, which is a great improvement. We hope the progress continues as it seems that Macho seems happier in his home :)