FI4Fl0PGX14tiLVN8g1HFXcDgOg The Pitbull Palace: February 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Talking About Pit Bulls

As a huge pit bull activist, and just truly enjoying the chance to portray pit bulls in a good light, you will never catch me silent when it comes to talking about pit bulls and the breeds that make up "pit bulls." 

Everyone has their own opinions on these dogs but not many take the time to appreciate what this breed of dogs actually bring to the table. Have you seen the great things pit bulls are capable of doing or do you only recognize the label the media has put on them?

This is probably the picture that comes to mind when someone says pit bull, if you have never gotten the chance to meet one personally.  I think it's horrible that this is how pit bulls are portrayed when they were only being loyal to how they were taught and raised. 

If you take a look back at the history of pit bulls you will notice these dogs are some of the most loyal and obedient breeds of dogs on the planet. Do you think they put that information in just to sound good? NO!!! Even now pit bulls are used in some very important positions because of how intelligent and obedient they are.

As the pictures show, pit bulls are used with the elderly as rehab dogs, to fight crime with the police, and even used for search and rescue situations!!! I don't know about you, but there are not too many other dogs I can think of that can handle all these different situations and still be happy in its element like a pit bull. Have I shed a little bit of light on how great these dogs are yet?

What about these pit bull puppy pictures?

Pit bulls are killers huh, They just come out of the womb vicious? That is not even realistic!  All dogs are different and you can definitely not account for every dogs actions, but pit bulls are just like every other breed of dog. They are cute, playful, and act as how they are taught. If you teach a pit bull how to properly act , you will find they don't cause trouble and just want to please and love on their human counter-parts. What more could you ask for out of a dog companion?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunny Sunday

How are all our doggy friends and bloggers doing? Guess what? We've finally had some nice weather in Virginia Beach again!! Actually, we've had some record setting temperatures in our area with 82 degrees in February. That's crazy, it should be snowing. Haha Motley has made sure to take full advantage of all this good weather though!! You want know what my pit bull said to me today??

Lets's hit the beach!!
So we were off.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Welcome to the Family Koen

Hey guys, sorry we haven't been able to post in the past couple days. Motley and I have been out of the house so much that I haven't been able to sit down and get our thoughts together. We hope everyone enjoyed President's Day. Hopefully you were lucky enough to get off work and enjoy it. 

Motley insisted I take the time to share some big news that just happened within our family that he is extremely excited about. He's got a new doggy family member!!!

Here's some background information. My aunt and uncle used to have two german shepherd mixes that after the years grew old and passed away. They waited a little bit before considering it was time to get a new doggy companion, and went looking for another beloved german shepherd. After looking around for awhile, they found the one. I introduce you to Molly!

What a pretty girl she is!!! 

So jumping forward a little bit, it got in my Aunt and Uncle's minds that they had the time, space, a resources to possibly become a home for a foster dog. This is something I personally commend them for greatly!! Not everybody can do that, yet alone do it whole-heartedly. 

This is where Koen, another German Shepherd comes into the picture. He was there first foster dog and when he came to their house you couldn't do anything but feel bad for this guy's past. Koen went through some bad stuff, even having to get one of his legs amputated. I was happy to see while in his foster house Koen was gonna be able to get the presidential treatment. He deserved it!!!

Because of my Aunt and Uncle, Koen was now able to experience the beach/water, get to go on hikes, and have one of the best sisters around, Molly. 

After some time and a bunch of failed adoption attempts, it soon became evident that this might really be the place for Koen to call his forever home. It would have been hard not seeing him around anymore, esp for Molly!:) After thinking and thinking about it they decided Koen was where he needed to be!!! Welcome to the family Koen!!!!

I just wanted to post about this because you don't always get to see a dogs turnaround from bad to good. I also would once again like to commend my Aunt and Uncle for taking the time to get Koen back on track and showing him the love and dedication he needed and deserved. Motley's looking forward to all the big dog play dates in the future!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Would YOU Choose a Dog Because of Nose Color?

Hello fellow bloggers and doggy friends!!! We hope everyone has been enjoying themselves recently and more importantly giving your doggy companions as much love as possible!! Motley and I wanted to thank The Emptynester's Family Daily for there comment on the previous post about bubbles!!! Motley loved it!! It was a neat and enjoyable experience just watching him react to the bubbles. But thanks again for that tip!!

So on to the topic at hand. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who is very interested in getting a pit bull. I had asked him if he looked around for them at shelters or if he was more interested in getting a puppy and raising it up. I always suggest looking at shelters first, but some people want to go through the puppy stages, training, and all that.

He expressed to me he had been looking at shelters, seeing whats out there, but was leaning more to finding a puppy. He then went on to make a statement that through my mind for a loop. I can understand maybe wanting a certain color dog(blue,brindle,fawn,white,black,etc), but he expressed he had to have a blue nose pit bull because they were better than the rest. I gladly asked why he thought that color nose mean't it was a better dog but he could not give me an answer. I didn't have a problem with him wanting a blue nose pit, but I couldn't understand why he thought that mean't it was better and that, that is how he planned on choosing his dog.

I had to break the news to him guys. Whether the nose is


or Black

It means nothing but that, COLOR. None of the three colors is any better than the other. I'm sure I don't have to go any further with this discussion for ya'll to know he felt kind of silly about his statement. 

I just really wanted to make that clear and that if your looking for a dog, any type really, there are many more things you should be thinking about then the color of its nose. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day For Tricks

So I don't know where all our puppy and blogger friends live, but if your on the east coast,(we are in Virginia Beach, VA) the weather has been incredibly erratic recently. One day it's a nice sunny 60 degrees, the next it 28 degrees and snowing, then the next its 50 degrees and raining. How is a guy to plan excursions for his pit pull when its so crazy? Motley is looking at me right now like, "I think you are making excuses." Didn't know if anybody had some fun ideas you could do with your pups inside the house. Motley and I have been working more on his commands and little tricks which he enjoys because he gets a treat if he's good, but like everything, it gets old after a little while. Please leave suggestions if you might have any! Motley would greatly appreciate the suggestions also.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thanks For the Award!!

     Liebster means dearest in German and the award is intended to help up and coming blogs get the attention they deserve. As with any award there is a bit of ceremony involved. In order to accept the award we must do the following:

1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.

2.Link back to the blogger who gave us the award.

3.Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers and leave a comment on there blog      to let them know they have received the award.

4.Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs

     We received this awesome award from our friends at The Empytnesters Family Daily.  Thanks so much!  We will pass on the love to 5 blogs too, even though we love all the ones we follow and it will be hard to pick!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Double Standard??

So as a pit bull owner and proudly taking Motley most places I go, I always keep him on a leash to avoid the chance of him running after something or doing something unexpected. I abide by this rule because, honestly its the right and responsible thing to do, and I know if Motley were to ever do anything wrong he'd probably be killed on the spot for being a "pit bull".

Here is where I have a little problem. What about these little dogs, for example a Chihuahua, that half the time are never leashed?
I bring this up because today, Motley and I were taking our daily walk and the neighbor had her little chihuahua outside. Well it decided it wanted to run at Motley, who honestly could careless, and give him a nice stare down. Two seconds later, my neighbor came running, screaming "Don't let him bite my dog!!!" The dogs never got within 5 feet of each other but it just struck a nerve that she would just let her nice looking dog wonder around and then yell at my dog not to bite while being on the leash. It really threw my mind for a loop.

Where are there consequences at?? Motley could have been taking away for something like that. I was nice about it because I had Motley under control and really didn't see any threat to begin with, but if the situation were opposite Motley would have been gone.

Like the title states, DOUBLE STANDARD!!
 Sorry, Motley and I had to get some frustration out!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pitbull For a Valentine

Motley and I wanted to wish all of the loving couples a very magical and memorable Valentine's Day.
Because I am still young, I have not yet found that special person to come into mine and Motley's life so I guess we shall be celebrating this year by ourselves. 
We hope everybody has a safe and enjoyable night with their significant others!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

What the Media Doesn't Want You to See

Once you get through the first section of the clip, you really get to see what most pit bull owners actually get to experience with their pit bulls. I hope the clip sheds a glimpse of light on how pit bulls actually act instead of the bad publicity they always seem to receive. Hope you all enjoy it!!


So apparently, Motley doesn't know he is almost 85 pounds and thinks he can do what he wants.
I eally don't know how he didn't fall off the chair sitting like that.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pitbull Playdate

Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well and if your like us in Virginia Beach, we hope your enjoying what feels like spring weather in February. Its been quite warm here the past couple days and lucky enough for Motley, I got off work early and we got to go play with a pitbull friend and enjoy the outdoors.

I came home from work today to see my lazy pitbull sprawled out on the couch and I knew it would be a good day to take him for an adventure to unleash his energy.

As always Motley was very excited to take a car ride but I made sure to keep it a surprise where we were going. He doesn't get to see his girlfriend too often, so I wanted to see the joy in his eyes when he realized he was getting a doggy date.
Mocha the gorgeous, brindle pitbull is his all time favorite friend and they've known each other since birth.

When they get together, they could careless about anything else going on around them. From playing tag, to wrestling, to playing fetch, anything will keep them busy.

After a long day of playing we are now finally back home about to take a puppy nap!!! I'm sure Motley will be past out for the next three hours. 

We hope everyone else have been able to enjoy the weather and gotten out and had fun with they doggy companions. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

First Pitty Experience

I know when a person sees a pitbull for the first time, many things could cross through their mind. Many people see my pitbull Motley and before they come up the first thing they ask is "Does he bite?"  Well of course being as sarcastic as I am, I say yes he bites, every dog bites. 

Will he bite is a whole different question though. They soon find out after petting Motley and hanging out with him for a little bit that hes one of the biggest babies you would ever meet and only wants to give kisses and get attention.

As a pitbull owner I really wanted to see what everyone elses first experience of a pitbull was. Was it as bad as you expected or was it a real enjoyable time?

Please leave comments or send your first pitbull experience to my email!! I would really like to be able to post a couple of these stories in a follow up post! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pitbull Love

Motley wanted me to post this video we found for everyone to see. It kind of speaks for itself. We hope everyone enjoys it!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pitbull IS NOT a Breed

I decided I wanted to bring this topic of discussion up because of a little debate I had with an anti-pitbull person about dog attacks. His main statement that got to me was that if you look at statistics, pitbulls commit the most attacks/fatalities on humans. Before I get on the topic at hand, I would like to say go look at real statistics and you'll see that was an incorrect statement.

The question I really posed to him was, "Did you know Pitbull is NOT a breed?" Many people get this confused or don't take the time to look into it. Although there is an American Pitbull Terrier, there are several other breeds of dogs that get placed into the pitbull category. Here is a couple of the breeds that are considered pitbulls by most people:

American Staffordshire Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

American Pitbull Terrier

These are the three breeds that normally get classified as pitbulls but even other breeds such as Boxers, and American Bulldogs get placed in the pit-like category. 

I only bring this up because in statistics, they do not differentiate between what breed it actually was. All attacks by any of those dogs above get clumped together greatly increasing the number of so called pitbull attacks. Where as Golden Retrievers or Beagles are a single breed not clumped together with anymore breeds. I hope that makes a little sense.

I just wanted to make it known to those that don't know that pitbull is more of a classification than an actual breed of dog.  I hope I was able to clarify it in a way people can understand. What other dogs that you know get classified as a pitbull?