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Our new rescue pup, Paco

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Last week & a half ago a friend of my husband's came into the same neighborhood bar where my husband visits & had a Chihuahua with him. The poor thing was emaciated & you could see it's ribs & hip bones. Our friend said he had seen this poor baby tied to a tree in his neighbors (Mexican's) yard for the last few days when the temps had dipped down into the mid 20's & he had no water. Our friend said he couldn't stand it any longer so he went into the yard & cut him from the tree & brought him into the bar & asked if anyone wanted him. My husband fell in love immediately.

I knew immediately from the sheepish look on his face when he came home, with his hands behind his back, something was up. He then proceeds to tell me the story & shows me this poor baby. Of course my heart melts & Paco (which we named) becomes an instant part of our family. Our other two dogs immediately took kindly too him & after an one evening, Paco has made himself home. The day after we got him we took him to the vet & they told John had Paco stayed one more night outside, he would not have survived. He got his rabies shot & meds to kill the infestation of fleas that was torturing him. The vet also told my husband Paco was purebred.

In just over a week, he has gained a little over a pound & is happy & playful & has a great personality. Now, if we can only get him house trained. Our nicknames for him are Paco Licksalot & Paco Poopsalot. LOL.

I've included a recent pic of him(L), Shemp(middle), & Polly(r)
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  • LINZEE118
    Awe! What a beautiful story! emoticon emoticon You have a emoticon husband!I'm glad you posted a picture . he is so cute. I love animals specially dogs. We only have one someday maybe we will get another. The problem I run into if we want to go for the day we have no one to watch our dog.
    2295 days ago
    He looks right at home and I know he's grateful to be inside and loved!
    2371 days ago
    AWWWWWWWWWW that is so sad yet so sweet that you took him in. We have 2 chihuahuas and a 3rd part chihuahua we rescued. Love our doggy babies. So glad you rescued him.
    2372 days ago
  • MISSY455
    I have such a hard time understanding how people have pets they are unwilling/unable to care for. Thankfully, there are people like you and your husband who are willing to share your love and home.

    We are currently dog sitting our youngest granddaughter's Chihuahua, Chiquita. The kids are on a vacation for a long weekend. She had been at the local humane society for a year, from the time she was just days old. It took the kids about two months to really house train her, but she has been really good since. She is the sweetest little creature ever. She is curled next to me sleeping right now. She also tries to lick all the time. It must be a breed trait! We call hers sneak attacks :-)
    2373 days ago
  • BLIH20
    Good that you have little Paco now. He will love you always for giving him a loving home. I rescue often and little boys are difficult to train at times. If I have more than one boy in the house I generally use a belly band until they figure it out. It just is a little reminder that they shouldn't lift until it's off and they are outside.
    Good luck and thank you for opening your home to him.
    2373 days ago
    Bless your heart for taking this little one into your home and your life. Glad your other pups have accepted him so easily. As an outside dog, the whole world -- or at least as much as he could reach of it - was his bathroom. He looks like a bright little fellow, and should learn quickly. Be patient with him.

    Why would anyone think a chihuahua should be an outside dog?
    2373 days ago
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