Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pit Bull's Lead The Way

Hey everyone!! I hope everyone and their pups are doing great!! Motley has been rushing me to post pics of one of our adventures so I told him today was the day.

It had been a good while since my pit bull and I had gotten the chance to take a nice hike because of the weather, so we had found a warm day and got our friends Moca and Andy to join us at First Landing State Park. To get your imagination going, the 6 mile hike travels through nice forested areas and along side the Chesapeake Bay at times. It's a great place to take the dogs to walk or run and even toss the ball in the water to get a refreshing swim. It is also a great place for the dogs to interact with other dogs and people that also travel along the trails. Just in case your in the area and would like to check it out!

Motley and Moca led the way on the start of our journey as always. Haha They always think they are in charge and know their way around anything. I guess that's a pit bull for ya. Ha

For awhile Andy and I just tossed sticks for them to fetch and bring back to us as we continued our way through the forest. It definitely passed the time a bit.

Moca and Motley enjoyed it a lot too, in between chasing squirrels and other little animals. Here's a picture of my pit bull Motley rushing back to the trail after chasing a squirrel up into the trees. I guess he wasn't quick enough.

Once you travel about 3 or 4 miles into the trail you start hearing the sounds of water rushing ashore from the Chesapeake Bay. We hopped of the trail for a little bit and had the dogs walk across a fallen tree like a bridge, then we followed and discovered a shortcut to the water. It was like we had our own personal little beach. Us and the pit bulls. It was a nice little discovery so the dogs could play in the water without disturbing anyone. This is also when Motley ASTONISHED me!

Little background again, Motley has always hated the water. He has had some bad experiences with me trying to get him to swim and him thoroughly hating it. This time was different though. We threw a stick in for Moca to get because she loves the water a low and behold, Motley followed her right in. He even got the stick before her a couple times which NEVER happens. I was a proud Dad!! It was one of those "Awe, My little boy is growing up" kind of moments.

Andy and Moca and Motley and I had an awesome time and were totally pooped when we got home from the hike. Both Motley and Moca had actually fallen asleep on the car ride home because they were so tired. It was a fun 2 to 3 hour little hike if anyone is in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area and wants to check it out. I would suggest it to anyone and Motley gives is 4 PAWS UP!!!

Hope yall enjoy the pictures!!! Thanks for checking out Motley's blog and we hope to hear and see from you all again!! Motley loves meeting new friends so follow us and stayed tuned for more adventures!!


  1. Well, this is truly amazing. I've been trying to get my dog to swim for a while now. It's good to know there's hope!! I always thought she'd do it if she saw other dogs doing it but so far, no luck. Congratulations. Bet you had some tired dogs when the day was over.

  2. That looks like such a great time. I can't wait until we can start doing things like that. Motley does look like a great swimmer.

  3. he really hasnt ever shown me great swimming abitlity...he always looked like a distressed swimmer to me ha...but it was the first time he ever jumped in without hesitation and doggy paddled like a champ...i was truly a proud dad!!

  4. sometimes dogs r the best teachers for each other!

  5. yea, they trusr each other more lol