Out of the Blue

So yesterday mentioned we have plans brewing. This is something I alluded to last week when wishing my mother-in-law a happy birthday. We're heading down to Atlanta for the weekend to celebrate with her in-person. This will be our first time on an airplane since before the pandemic, so it carries an air of drama. Not many people look forward to flying, but we are happy about the chance to spend some overdue family time. The fact that it's about 30 degrees warmer there than here these days is another nice aspect of the plan. I picked up a bit of tech to help with updating on the road, as the market for portable monitors has blossomed since I last looked, and I was able to find a cheap second screen that connects effortlessly via USB. I hate the limited screen-size of working on a laptop, and this should help with that a lot.

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I have a dog in Burma. I actually don't like dogs. However, this puppy came into my yard when I was getting food delivered. He was bitten by some type of snake and his neck/face was swollen. So I took him to the vet, got him vaccines, fixed etc., and the little fucker keeps destroying my yard. My house is a rental so I've been constantly repairing the damage the dog is causing (It is a Burmese built house, so basically everything is half-assed and already easy to wreck). He's also managed to kill several animals (wildlife and chickens etc) that wandered into my yard. I've had my yard totally fenced etc., but wildlife is pretty fecund here and apparently chickens can fly high enough to get over the barbed wire fence. He's also chewed up the front bumper of my (rental) car, the seatbelt once it was sticking out (my bad but still), the side view mirrors (replaced twice now), my water pump's power, my pvc pipes for my water hose (again shoddy Burmese Engineering is partially to blame) and more.

So I've decided to get a shock collar because:

-no dog trainers in my city
-my work/revolutionary schedule is basically 7 days a week + lots of travel, my only downtime is when I get injured/sick.

Anyways, my point is that I looked for help dealing with this behavioural issue but every site/expert I found had answers that did not apply to my situation (third world country, civil war, no services etc). I even thought of giving him up for adoption, but only for a foreigner. Burmese people love animals, but their idea of responsible ownership is not my idea. Thus I'm keeping the dog as I don't want him to have a lower quality of life. But yea, I am going to get a shock collar because I can't train him (he is stubborn as fuck) and I can't find any trainers. I don't really want to zap him, but I think its preferable to say, him biting the power cord on my generator outside and dying.

It's pretty easy to judge the actions of others when you don't know their situation fully.
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