Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Pitbull's New Year's Resolution


How is everyone doing? My pitbull Motley and I are doing great now that the snow has melted down so we can get back to work and visiting friends/dog pals. Hope all of yall had a great Christmas!
As the new year approaches, what is the first thing people start bringing up? A lot of the time its how they can improve on their accomplishments from the previous year or as everyone says, a New Year's resolution. Motley and I got to thinking about this topic and we both had a few ideas for our own New Year's resolution for upcoming 2011. Some of my ptibull's suggestions included not ripping up his dad's pillows, taking shoes or hats, and improving his walks with dad. Some of my(dad) resolutions were to increase Motley's walk lengths and take him on more outdoor trips such as camping, hiking, and fishing. What about all of you? Are yall going to make resolutions to improve the relationship of you and your pitbull or any other pet you might have? I thoroughly encourage it because it will better both of yall's relationships. I hope I could spark a little interest in discussion haha. The New Year is coming soon! Motley I hope everyone makes it their BEST year yet!!





Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pitbull's Holiday Greeting

Dashing throught the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, all the feilds we go, laughing all the way HA HA HA


To start off, I hope everyone had a very, very Merry Christmas this year! If you live on the east coast like my pitbull and I you probably got to see a white Christmas for once. Motley enjoyed it to the max, if I do say so myself. It was actually the third worst snowfall in our region's history, topping out at 16 inches in some areas.
To begin our Christmas Day, Motley had to be the first one down the stairs and into the living room to see the presents. Just like a little kid, he went from present to present trying to find out which ones were his. It was quite a sight to see my pitbull get to open his presents or help us open ours Ha.
After the presents, it was then on to the SNOWWWW! I've never seen a dog, yet alone a pitbull, enjoy the snow as much as Motley does. He could totally be a sledding dog in Alaska if you ask me!



It was funny actaully watching Motley play in the snow because at times he looked like he was bobbing for apples and would come up looking like Santa Claus. I had to tell him that pitbulls DON'T like yellow snow though! He seemed quite intrested in that at first, unfortunately.



It was an awesome experience that barely ever happens in our beach area, so my pitbull took as much advantage of it as possible! Once again I hope everyone had a great Christmas and are getting ready for your New Years festivities. Motley and I will be checking out the USF(South Florida) vs Clemson Bowl Game to check out our hometown athlete and friend, Kevin Gidrey. The game is at 12 noon on the 31. Check him out if you get a chance. Motley and I want to wish you all a fabulous New Year and thanks for checking us out!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Real Pitbull Behaviors

Once you get through the first section of the clip, you really get to see what most pitbull owners actually get to experience with their pitbulls. I hope the clip sheds a glimse of light on how most pitbulls actually act instead of the bad publicity they always get. Hope yall enjoy the clip!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pitbull Snowball Fight

Whuddup to all my pitbull lovers!! Hope everyone has had a great day and enjoyed their start to the holiday season. We've already started the decorating process. It always seems to get here much quicker than expected. Motley also wants to wish you all a great holiday season and a New Year!


 As I said in the previous post, we are actually getting snow here in Virginia Beach, Va, so Motley and I got to have a lot of fun today!! We went out for one of our daily walks and came back home for a little game of tag and a pitbull snowball fight. That actually means me throwing a lot of snow at Motley. Haha For some reason he actually enjoyed the snow more than me and stayed out to play in it for another thirty minutes before getting too cold and wanting to come in. Here are some pics of our game of tag in the snow!

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He can't get me Haha


This Pitbull's BACK

Hey Guys!! Before I start I want to apologize for not having the chance to post in the past month. Motley decided he wanted to play with my laptop and it didnt turn out to good for my laptop! Haha I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great start to the holiday season. It's actually snowing here in Virginia Beach which is always fun because it never snows here so when I'm done here my pitty and I will be playing!
I'll be posting pictures shortly from over the holidays of Motley and all his interactions with his pitbull friends, family, and new friends.
Stay tuned and I hope you enjoy. Leave us some comments, Motley loves meeting new pitbulls to play with!!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meet Betsy the Beloved Pittie- NEEDS HOME NOW

I saw this post on a friend's site and just wanted to give her extra publicity.

Miss BETSY has been looking for a home for so long... Her rescuer Carolyn is losing money while paying for boarding, and NEEDS to find her a foster home ASAP! She was posted on our site in July, but still is just as much in need of a home. Will some loving soul step up and care for this pooch?
Betsy's Bio:
Betsy is a year and a half old, 50 pound pit bull. She was found tied to a flag pole in the Bronx. She is safe but I need to find her a foster or permanent adopter as soon as possible. She is an absolute darling who rolls over for belly rubs and showers you with kisses. She was rated a "no concern" at the shelter. Betsy would make anyone extremely proud to call her their dog. If interested please email Carolyn at carolyngl@gmail.com


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Your First Impression

Alright, so we all have our own very different impressions of pitbulls after our first encounter. Were they the same feelings you had before you had actaully met a pitbull? Did the bad publicity and negative press that pitbulls receive live up to its hype? I only ask this because I've encountered many different people lately and there perception of pitbulls in most cases are always negative until they see how gentle my pitbull really is. Let me paint a little picture for you.

My best friend and I both have one and a half year old pitbulls, one male and one female. Were always taking them on walks throughout the neighborhood and this day wasn't any different. We were on our way back to the house when we saw one of the neighbors dogs outside unleashed so we went out of our way to stay clear of it but it found it's way over to us. Neither of our pitbulls did a thing but sniff and the dogs owner came over in a frantic. She was yelling get yur dog away from my dog(by the way, it was a chiuahua) to us as though our dogs were gonna attack it. First off, her dog was off a leash, and second there was nothing to worry about. Why because they are pitbulls would you suggest my dog is anymore harmful than yours?

I know pitbulls have a bad reputation but every bad dog comes from a bad owner or breeder. All those bad traits are taught, just like any other dog. Its honestly very fullfilling when people that have that bad perception meet my dog and praise him for his good manners. They all at least deserve the chance to prove themslves before they all get cast aside and banned in a lot of jurisdictions.

Im rambling a bit but this was something that really got me thinking. Please let me hear your opinion. Does all the negative publicity about the pitbull breed as a whole sway how you think about pitbulls? And did your first encounter change how you felt?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Two Pitbulls In A Pod

So today we took a trip to visit Motley's bestfriend Mocachino. It had been a couple days since they had seen each other but from the second we walked in they were inseperable. e let them play utside for awhile and it seems they never get tired of picking on each other.
Moca normally wins when there playing around but this time Motley pinned Moca. After a bunch of playing around we went in and had dinner while the pups decided it was time to rest. There always willing to take a couple naps throughout a long day.


After a quick pup nap and a lil bit of food they were ready to play again. Here's a quick video of them wrestling on the bed with each other. Moc watch out, Motley's throwing punches!

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Thanks for checking out Motley's trip to see Moca. I hoped you enjoyed the pics and they both, Motley and Moca, thank you for cecking them out!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The First Year (cont.)

This post is just going to be an extra installment of the previous post because I've found a few more pictures from Motley's first year. One of the best parts about getting a puppy is being able to mess around and have a lot of fun with it, Right? I can't tell you how many times I think I've embarrassed him, but he always takes it like a champion.
In the previous post I spoke about Motley getting to experience snow for the first time, and I only make a big deal about that because we never get any real snow here in Virginia Beach. Here is a picture of him cruising the streets with me checking out all the snow. He couldn't stop slipping and sliding on the ice. It was quite a sight to see when he'd try to jog.
Motley has become very intrigued when it comes to doing anything outdoors. He loves it. Any chance he can be out roaming his surroundings he is a happy dog. He got to take a camping trip with his friend Mocachino to the Appalachian Mountains over the summer and got aquainted to everything. Soon I will try and post pictures of that adventure.
Hope all of you have really enjoyed the pitcures of Motley growing in his first year. Now that I've brought yall up to date I plan on posting more frequently about what is going on daily in our lives. Tahnks again and please comment on the pictures or contact me!

Monday, September 6, 2010

The First Year

       The first year of Motley's life brought a lot of  great and unexpected situations into my family's household. To be honest, he did great and caught on quick with all of his training. Check This Out for more advice and tips on training your dog! Its a great resource. He learned sit, shake, lay down, and roll over all in the matter of days. Motleys intelligence really amazed me at the beginning. I also, in the beginning stages, was introducing Motley to anyone, anything, and everyone to better socialize him. The luckiest part was Motley got introduced to his best friend, Mocachino, and whenever they get together their inseperable.

They could spend days and days together and never get tired of each others company.


It's so funny after awhile, especially if you've had your dog from a puppy, to notice the cycles they go through during the day. They'll sleep forever, eat, get crazy for thirty minutes or so, and then pass back out again. Motley sleeps so much, but the quality of having a lap dog is something i really wanted in my pet.

As a puppy, Motley was intrested in anything and everything. This brought a little trouble to me because when he started teething he got into everything possible.

No matter what, when i got home he would have a hat or a shoe in his little toy box because he missed me. Check This Out for advice and tips on training your pet.
Then he gives you this look like, " How could you ever think I would do something bad like that?", and when that happens you could never stay mad.

Motley's list of experiences in his first year of life are endless. He got to witness our first decent amount of snow in Virginia Beach in awhile and couldn't get enough of it. He's taken hiking and camping trips along the Appalachian Trail, fun days at the beach, and trips all over town to see family and friends. He loves sitting shotgun in the car with his head out the window letting his ears and lips flop in the wind. I can honestly say, in the past year, Motley really has become the perfect dog for me!

                             



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Welcome

        Welcome to Motley's Journey! I want to thank you sincerely for taking the time out of your day to enjoy the photos and the life of my pitbull Motley. I also would like this site to shed some light on the great charateristics these dogs contribute to our society, rather than the bad rep this breed has attained.
        I got Motley at the age of six weeks and ever since, I can honestly say he has become a part of the family. He follows me everywhere whether its car rides, camping, the beach, and even just to the couch to relax. Before I had brought Motley home, everyone was apprehensive that I wanted a Pitbull. Now, if you ask all those same people what they think about Motley, they'd say he's the biggest baby you would ever meet. A lot of that has to do with training, but a lot of it has to do with the great nature of the pitbull breed. People are a pitbull's passion! Motley longs for affection from everyone, strangers included! It such a nice feeling when people come up and ask to pet him and compliment his temperament.
       At an early age Motley was getting introduced to anything and everything, even to meeting his best friend Mocachino who you will see in some of the pictures. They are a couple days seperate in age and are inseperable when they are together. Motleys also been to church events, around the elderly and enjoys the intrest little kids give to him on our daily walks. He has truly been a breath of fresh air and a joy to have around.
          I hope you all enjoy the blog and please feel free to contact me, comment the posts, and give me feedback. The more I know the better I can make this site. Thanks again for taking the time to check it out!