Over the 4th of July holiday I had a 5 day weekend, and we couldn't even enjoy it to the fullest because it was too hot just standing outside. Macho got a lot of squirts from the hose while I was watering my garden because he would be panting even after a few minutes of standing outside without even running around. He started to get cabin fever and would get so excited whenever I opened the closet door with his leash in it because he thought he would be going for a walk. I would try to take him, but he would make it a few houses down and start panting.
I recently took a video of Macho going for a walk to show how much he loves it! He kept stopping to shake himself off, which makes him look a little goofy. But you get the point :)
Macho has been doing great lately. He's been doing so well that I decided that I'm going to try to take him on my family's annual weekend up north in Michigan at the end of the month. My dog trainer is coming next week to see how well Macho is doing so that she can let me know if it's a good idea for me to take Macho for the weekend. I also want to learn how to work on picking up Macho. He still hates being picked up, and I figure if I will be taking him for a weekend outside, he will need to be picked up quite a few times. I'm hoping that he will be able to go! I found a few outside kennels for dogs that would be great for this kind of trip. That way Macho can be outside with everyone and be in the action without being completely exposed to everything. I think it will be great for him to get out, and he loves going for walks, so he might really enjoy a weekend in the wilderness.