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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Grudge is Gone!

It's safe to say that Macho no longer has a grudge against me for taking him to the vet. For a few days after he wouldn't come and sit by me on the couch since that is where I picked him up to put him in the carrier for the vet. He would hop up on the couch to sit with me, then he would stop dead in his tracks as if he suddenly remembered me picking him up and taking him. I snapped this picture of him on Friday while he was sitting with me. Guess his grudge didn't last too long.

Not much else has been going on in Macho's world. He might be upset with me in a few weeks because we are planning a week long vacation in California. My brother will be watching Macho, and when he watched Macho over Christmas, Macho pretty much ignored my brother the whole time. I am hoping that he will warm up to him since he will be there for a week. This will be the longest I've ever been away from Macho! But we are ready to get out of this Michigan cold and get into some warm weather.

Today I sent in a claim for Macho's pet insurance for his vet bill. This is the first claim I've ever made, so I am hoping it is accepted. If not, I'm starting to think this pet insurance is a bit of a waste of money. We can only use it if Macho has a first time illness, has a broken bone, gets a burn, or (I hate this one) if we have to euthanize him. This claim that I sent in was for almost $80, so hopefully it is accepted since I paid more than that for the pet insurance last year!

We hope all is well with everyone else!


Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

How confusing about the pet insurance thing! We thought the idea was that it would help pay for ALL pet visits! What if your dog got cancer (like two of our big sisters did?) Would the insurance pay for ALL of the dog's treatments, or just the first vet visit? Hmm.
Anyway we are glad Macho didn't hold a grudge. We hope he will warm up to your brother while you are away! Lily (who is part chihuahua) wants to tell you that chihuahuas are really LOYAL dogs who aren't always open to bonding with new people right away. If Macho gets to know your brother, he'll start liking him more... but he probably is saving his REAL love and affection for YOU!

Mr. Pip said...

I am never happy with my parents after a trip to the vet so I definitely understand. We have never tried pet insurance because it seems so complicated

Hope things go well on your trip to CA.

Your pal, Pip

Macho (And Nicole!) said...

I know, the pet insurance is a little weird. I think in the case of cancer, they would pay for the vet costs. I am still unsure if they cover the medications, which I will find out when they accept/don't accept Macho's claim! You can also pay more per month for more coverage, so maybe those options are a better choice if you have a really sick pup.

Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Macho, we are happy that you did not hold your grudge very long. I know it is scary when someone new stays with you, but look at the bright side; he may give you extra treats :)

Enjoy your vacation & the warm weather!

Jess and Glacier said...

Have a great vacation :)

Cyndie said...

Glad the grudge is over. Jenny is kind of nippy when I put her sweater on to go outside and I am convinced it is since her vet visit, when they tried to take her temp. as she was not like that before the visit. Either that or her personality is starting to surface. Can only imagine how sensitive she'll be after her spaying on Wednesday!

Casper Bear said...

So glad the grudge is over Macho! I hate it when my Mum takes me to the vet too, especially when I have to be left. Enjoy your stay with the Mums' brother, hopefully he will give you extra treats. Have fun!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Genista Gold Milaika said...

I hate being left at the vets too Macho and I also hold a grudge, but it's soon over. Glad you are ok!
Princess Kisses

Caramella said...

He's so cute!!! Ciao from Italy, from y chihuahua too! :)