I've had to have serious words with young Jake this evening. He tried humping my leg in the kitchen, so I pushed him off and walked away. The little beggar ran after me, grabbed my leg and tried again. So I clapped my hands loudly and yelled 'no'. It worked - for a few minutes. I headed into the living room with a coffee. No sooner had I sat on the couch, than he leapt up and tried his amorous nonsense with my arm. When I shoved him off, he hung on and growled, so I gave him a firm push off, got up and walked away. When he tried to follow, I very forcefully said 'no', stopped him getting back on the sofa, and insisted he retired to his cushion. I intend investigating how much neutering costs at the local vet. It may only cost £30 at the PDSA, but I don't fancy fighting off a loved-up Shih Tzu for the next six or seven weeks. Apart from his 'urges', he's a marvellous little fellow!