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This is Ajax, a four month old Cavalier x Cocker Spaniel.
He's a gorgeous little pup who loves walks, making friends with humans and dogs alike, sleeping near us, being trained (because he knows he gets treats!) and eating his pigs ears.
He's full of energy and gets walked twice a day to tire him out. He went to puppy school and he's nearly mastered the sit, drop and come commands.
The problem, however, is his persistent biting and aggression. We discovered early on that he responds best to a soft, quiet voice when being instructed, but not when he becomes frisky.
He's broken skin numerous times, and we've tried a range of things to try and stop him. We bought a bitter apple paste that was a waste of money - he actually liked the taste -, dog whistles, ultrasonic sound emitters that only dogs can hear. Mum has problems with her skin and can't afford to have any bite wounds and has resorted to putting Tabasco sauce on her feet to deter him, which it does, except the scent sends him into a frenzy which makes him bite more. The vet suggested time out areas which don't work either. He just gets out and does it all over again!
I called a dog behaviourist who offered some helpful information to help us understand the dog, but his prices are much too expensive for just a few hours.
Does anybody know of any somewhat affordable behaviourists, preferably in the eastern suburbs?
My mum is on a pension and my income is patchy, so any that would consider taking those factors into account would be wonderful.
Thank you in advance!
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- I had a lovely weekend with likeadeuce and then meeting up with old friends in Virginia Beach. Despite being on the beach only for a little while, and half of that time it was raining, I still got sunburned. I did get this picture of the storm moving in and the pier. (Link is to my photo tumblr.)
- Working on my first queer_fest fic, which is due Monday. Posting on Memorial Day: not terribly smart, but on the other hand, it's small-fandom femslash, so it probably doesn't matter. I'm pleased with the story so far, just need to get all the way through.
- Added a Star Trek reboot gen casefile/mission fic to my to-write list for summer.
- Finished the main part of the cross-stitch gift for my brother's wedding. Just need to add the names and the date. Embroider-tree. (Link is to my Instagram. I have too many online selves.) I'm really pleased with how this turned out!
- Did 3.5 miles on the treadmill, yay.
There is probably more, but I am sleepy and I don't remember. Lots of exciting things coming up in the next few weeks, though! Jazzhands, and all that.
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Title: Fleeting Lucidity
Summary: The day was a human resources nightmare with the harassment, blackmail and anything and everything in between.
Characters: Ianto and Lisa
Spoilers: Set pre-series with some spoilers for Cyberwoman
Warnings: None really
Word count: ~1000
Notes: Fifth in the series of mmom stories, but this one barely fits into the mmom world. This one is more plot with hardly any smut. The mood definitely deviates from the rest. Follows Follows Nine Inches and A Deal to Be Made, Jack's First Mate and All Tied Up.
It is beyond belief.
For synopsis and coverage both the BBC, SKY & ITV are all over it. The ITV newspage has a seriously disturbing photograph on the front page, so be aware when/if clicking.
I clearly remember the London bombing of 2005. This is far, far, more surreal and just... insane, somehow.
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