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.



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cinco de Macho!


Ok, ok, I'm a few days late for a Cinco de Mayo post.  But in my defense, I've been sick the past week and have been feeling like not doing anything besides sleeping and cuddling with Macho!  Anyway, I decided that Macho needed to celebrate his heritage and do a little Cinco de Mayo photo shoot.  So I put his Mexican poncho on him and let him run around the backyard. 






Isn't he cute?!  Every year the animal shelter where Macho was rescued from has an event they call Mutt Strut.  You can create a team and raise money for the shelter, and then everyone is welcome to bring their dog to go on a massive dog walk together.  The event also has a lot of other things to do and see each year for the whole weekend.  The year after all of the chihuahuas were rescued from the house, they invited each chihuahua to Mutt Strut to have a reunion for all of them.  When you registered for the event, they gave each rescue chihuahua one of these ponchos.  It was the most adorable thing to see all of these chihuahuas running around and playing with each other in these sweaters knowing that only a few months prior, they were all living in horrible conditions together.  It was a happy yet sad moment to realize that the last time all of these dogs were in one place, it was in that terrible house.  

I'm happy to say that Mutt Strut is also this weekend, so Macho wearing his little sweater was also a reminder to me of that day and to celebrate how great the Dearborn Animal Shelter is.  If you want more information about the Mutt Strut or wish to donate, all the information is here 

6 comments:

Oskar said...

Oh. My. Dog. He is so adorable in his poncho!

The Mutt Strut sounds like a great event.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Casper Bear said...

Oh my gosh Macho looks adorable! Lovely photos. Hope you are feeling better!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Patrice and Higgins said...

Hello, this is the first time I have sniffed around your blog!! Nice to meet you!! I love your poncho!!

~Higgins

FluffyPopcorn said...

Hello Macho :) I'm new here on your blog :) You look crazy cute in the Poncho! i'm loving the photos :) And i think this Mutt Strut event is so meaningful. :) I'm so glad that you got rescued and found love in this furever home :)

Paw snuggles,
Popcorn :)

Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

Macho I think your adorable anytime, but that poncho is just "you", thank you for so proudly parading our heritage for all to see.
Tucker

dog arthritis said...

Hey !!! he is so awww !!! i love him !!! hello MACHO :D :D !!!