Meet Memphis - The Adventure Pitbull


Memphis: The Adventure Pitbull


memph catch red frisbee.jpeg


I thought it would be fun to introduce my pooch to the world today!

This is Memphis. He is no ordinary fur-ball. At 9 years old, he still has the energy of a pup, still just as loving, and still as unique as ever!

Memphis has some serious talents!

Many years ago, a friend of mine had trained his dogs to catch a frisbee in mid air. This astonished me as the dogs not only caught the frisbee's, they each had their own colours of discs, and would only pursue their own colours.

Amazing! I knew that for my next dog, I wanted to teach it to play frisbee!


memph on rock with ocean.jpeg


Before getting into his athletic abilities, there is something that I would like to clear the air with as there is a great chance that some reading this may think these dogs are dangerous killing machines...

There are many people out there that (falsely) believe that the American Pitbull breed of dog is nothing but an unstable, aggressive monster that should never have been bred. As a responsible dog owner, this belief irritates me quite deeply.

Owning a Pitbull has many setbacks around the dog parks and walking the streets. People constantly picking their dogs up when near you, people making remarks, all sorts of behaviour from people that have no idea what they are talking about. People that cannot think for themselves outside of what a media narrative geared towards keeping your fears at the forefront of your mind keeps feeding you.

Caring for any dog requires responsibilities and discipline. If you cannot provide that for a pooch then they will be unstable no matter what breed it is. The problem is, whenever there are bites relating to a "bully breed", the news will jump on every opportunity to bash the breed, not the owner.

When in reality, 90% of the dogs I encounter at dog parks have owners that should not be allowed to have a dog, but they are not large dogs so their instability and aggression never gets noticed.

The fact is, these are some of the most wonderful, loving dogs that you can own. Out of the many dogs that I have been around in my life, Memphis is the BEST! There has never been a breed that I have ever seen better at interacting with children as well.

Memphis is the best big brother for my daughter and since we brought her home from the hospital, he knew he had a larger purpose. His adjustments to not being the centre of attention any longer amazed me. He took care of her the same way that we do.

If I was in the shower, and the baby woke up, Memphis would come knock the washroom door with his paw sitting perfectly to let me know that the baby was crying. Whenever he knows she is doing something she shouldn't, he comes to me, & gets my attention by sitting in front of me, whining.

An absolutely amazing dog.


memph alise vw .jpeg


Frisbee Champ


At around 1 years old, we were able to transition from fetching sticks to frisbees and he was a natural! We never looked back. All of a sudden, at the dog parks, everybody was able to look past his big scary demeanour and loved him for the show that he would put on.

Sound familiar to other discriminatory issues we continue to have on this planet?

Anywho, here are some photos of Memphis in action!


memph about to catch fris.jpeg


There was a point where I was inquiring into going after the Guinness World Record for distance a dog could catch a disc. The current holder at the time was a gentleman and his pooch from the neighbouring province of Alberta here in Canada.

He played the sport of "Ultimate Frisbee" and could throw the disc over 100 yards and his dog would catch it. Memphis and I would go practice at the field, I would measure out 100 yards and go for it.

The best distance that I could pull off was 80 yards in the best wind conditions, even with buying the best long distance discs. I feel as though I failed Memphis a bit because he would easily be able to catch the distance needed, I just could not throw that far.

That is okay though, we still have a great time with it!


memph at mystic waterfall.jpeg


Water Love


Aside from being a gentle giant & a frisbee champ, Memph loves the water!

People would get a kick out of him on hikes as he would just run and play in the waterfalls, hop like a deer in the mud holes -- living his best life.

This photo below is one of my favourites. This is at an amazing lake called Thetis Lake. In this shot, I was sitting chin deep in the water keeping my camera hovering at the water's surface. My fiancee would throw the stick and Memphis would run as hard as he could, jump as high as he could and soar across the water before swimming hard to retrieve it.


memph jump to thetis.jpeg


Did I mention that Memphis likes to fetch trees?


memphis pkd.jpeg


As well as hiking at Botanical Beach..


memph at botanical.jpeg


TV Critic


One of the more odd talents that Memphis has is his ability to follow TV shows or movies. Before I got him, I used to love watching National Geographic along with many wildlife shows. I can no longer watch them as he will not stop whining or growling at the tv screen.

In the photo below, this was a reaction from him I hadn't seen before. The lion on the screen made him cower and pout. Such a vicious dog.


memph watching tv.jpeg


Never underestimate the loyalty of a dog. In the photo below, I had thrown a stick towards the shoreline in the Pacific Ocean, but he lost track of it. In an effort to keep from upsetting his master by not bringing back the stick, instead of giving up, he remains looking for it as a rather large wave is about to sweep him off of his paws. Even as I am yelling at him to move, he does not until the very last second -- with the stick finally in his mouth!


memph wave.jpeg


We all love our dogs. I hope making a post like this will remind people that any dog can be a bad dog and there is nothing natural about this breed being vicious. Not long ago, these K-9's were considered "Nanny Dogs".

Once I had a child of my own, I could see how true this was.


memph portrait.jpeg


Thanks for stopping in to learn about my wonderful best friend!

Next time you see a Pitbull breed, give it a chance. If the owner is doing things properly, you will fall in love with these dogs!

Memph & Kota.jpeg
Memphis with Kota - @jongolson's old pooch



0
0
0.000
15 comments
avatar

Congratulations @rick-scarrow! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s):

You received more than 2500 upvotes.
Your next target is to reach 2750 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Hive Power Up Month - Feedback from May - Day 15
Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!
0
0
0.000
avatar

I salute to those dog owners who take good care of thier pets. You are doing great to your pets. ❤️
In our house, my parents don't like to have dogs and cats because they are thinking of the health of their children especially the one with asthma. But, we have chicken in the backyard. 😀

0
0
0.000
avatar

That is understandable. We can't have cats because of my asthma and allergies to them. I wish we could have chickens!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Oh! You also have asthma. Sad to know about that. But, good to know that having a dog in your house is just okay despite your health condition.
Maybe you can breed chickens as well. If you are near, I will give some chicks to you. Because, the last time I am at home, we have hen that have new chicks now. 😀

0
0
0.000
avatar

I am in Vancouver, Canada. We would have chickens but just do not have the room right now. I think it is a great idea:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Oh you are from Canada. I thought you are just around the corner of Philippines. 😁
Yeah you need room for breeding chickens. When you have the room, you can start breeding chickens. When you got a lot of chickens, no need for you to buy chicken meat on the market. 😀

0
0
0.000
avatar

Yes I agree! Plus having hens for eggs every day! Masarap!

0
0
0.000
avatar

You are absolutely right! You know masarap. 😁
Have you been here in Philippines? Or maybe you have friends from Philippines.

0
0
0.000
avatar

I grew up with many Filipinos here in Canada! I cook Sinigang, Menudo and BBQ! Also eat Balut lol. I'm a fan of the culture.

0
0
0.000
avatar

So great to know about that. Seems to be you love Filipino foods. 😀 You had a great taste. Lol
Oh speaking of balut, it's been a long time I never heard a balut vendor passing in our street. You makes me crave for balut. Lol

0
0
0.000
avatar

Soooo good!!!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Oh yeah!
Hope to see Filipino foods in your future blogs.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Deal!

0
0
0.000
avatar
(Edited)

Great! 😀
By the way, it seems that you are still new here in hive. I also noticed that you used Liketu as your first tag of this post. Actually, you can post directly using the Liketu front-end. You can post in Liketu platform and it is visible in hive.
I just found out that android phones can use Liketu now. I just started posting there the last day. You may try it, too. 😀
Here's the latest link of my new post on Liketu.
Hope it helps for your Liketu experience. 😀😀

0
0
0.000
avatar

Yes I am fairly new! I did get an account set up with liketu already but have not started posting there yet. I will do that soon:) Thank you for the suggestion!

0
0
0.000