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Pitya Ivyr

K-9 Unit Manager and Trainer
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Ivyr, Ive, Crystal, Lira, Teals
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History: Ivyr was born in Dublin, Ireland. When she was 4 her father was in a bad car accident and thus left 4 year-old Ivyr and her mother on their own. They stayed in Dublin for about a year... Where Ivyr took up singing and ballet. They swiftly moved to the US when Ivyr turned 6 years old. This was where Ivyr enrolled in a small private school. She learned quickly and at the age of 14-15 she began volunteer work with training all sorts of animals. She was great with any animal really. She could train horses, dogs, even dolphins. However, her true calling came with dogs. When she was 16 she really threw herself into her work. Working day in and day out trying to do her very best. As such when her mother passed due to a plane crash, she found herself accepted into ACME and found her calling working with the Canine Unit. She would never give up her role for anything. Currently she owns her own Saluki and Border Collie, along with a wolf-dog mix. She doesn't mind ACME much, but finds she prefers the dogs company over anything. She works in San Francisco, but keeps her distance from almost anyone. She will gladly help you despite her cold exterior. She is actually a super sweet girl but has that soft side hidden on the inside.


Personality: Ivyr is an enigma to many actually. She's shy, quiet, yet very observant. She enjoys being around animals way more so than people. She is intelligent and open-minded... most of the time. If you get in her way or try to deter her from her work she holds grudges like no other. Ivyr is... sweet tempered at times. She is fairly accepting to those that are a bit younger than her. Anyone her age or older she stiffens up and clams up like no tomorrow. She can be sassy and has sarcasm to rival the sweetness. She is .... very dedicated to her dogs. You mess with one of her babies you will regret it no questions asked. She is a hard-worker and sometimes may need a nudge to get her to dial it down for a bit. She tends to overexert herself. She is Stubborn as a mule. She will fight you till the end if she has too, especially when it comes to her 3 pups (Zienna, Xena, and Hikari). she can be forgetful, but don't bring up her family. As far as she believes she has none... they died when she was young and that is that. She tries to help everyone and anyone before herself. Her downright weak spot is those in need.

Aspirations: Okay so don't tell anyone, but honestly wishes to know about Carmen more. Is very curious. She hopes to help ACME out any way she can. She hopes to train more dogs. She just hopes to be useful.

Alignment: Neutral Good

Places to visit: Africa, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, and Australia

Places lived in/have been to: Dublin, Ireland
LA, California
San Francisco, California
Sweden
Canada


Nicknames:
Lira
Ivyr
Dog Girl
Ive
Crystal
Animal Whisperer




Hobbies & Extra Facts:
~ Is a singer
~ Ballet Dancer of 15+ years
~ Fave band: Celtic Woman
~ Favorite Songs: Ashes by Celine Dion & Alegria from Cirque Du Soleil
~ Fave color: Turquoise if you can't tell
~ Loves to read - fave genre is Sci-Fi Fantasy


Spirit Animal: The Deer
When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with this animal, you have the power to deal with challenges with grace. You master the art of being both determined and gentle in your approach. The deer totem wisdom imparts those with a special connection with this animal with the ability to be vigilant, move quickly, and trust their instincts to get out the trickiest situations.

The meanings associated with the deer combine both soft, gentle qualities with strength and determination:

  • Gentleness
  • Ability to move through life and obstacles with grace
  • Being in touch with inner child, innocence
  • Being sensitive and intuitive
  • Vigilance, ability to change directions quickly
  • Magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries
When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are able to bring gentleness and grace in every aspects of your life, even in the most challenging moments. By inspiration from the deer’s qualities, you can achieve ambitious goals and tackle difficult situation smoothly with a touch of gentleness and grace.
The deer spirit animal will remind you to be gentle with yourself and others. The grace and gentleness characteristic of this spirit animal echo the qualities brought forth when living from the heart. For example, the traditional symbol used for the heart chakra has the deer (sometimes also represented as an antelope) as emblematic animal of the energy of love and harmony with oneself and others.
- taken from http://www.spiritanimal.info/deer-spirit-animal/
 
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Pitya Ivyr

K-9 Unit Manager and Trainer
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Ivyr, Ive, Crystal, Lira, Teals
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What was your "aha" moment that made you realize dogs and the canine unit was your calling?
- When I was in 7th grade, i happened to find myself drawn to all animals... no matter the type. sIn the end, I adored learning about them and simply couldn't resist trying to find any path Icould try and become better at. When my mom and I moved to San Francisco around when I was in 8th grade. Here, I took up a part-time volunteer job in a shelter... trying my very best to help animal care with mainly dogs. As of such... I drew the attention of many Academies... but chose ACME over all. My first dog to gain my heart that I trained was Marina- A Siberian Husky purebred whom I happened to train... and thus fell in love with training. With this in mind, ACME allowed me to become manager of the K-9 unit. Though I am protective of all animals I train, they are wonderful assets to the ACME team.
Are your 3 dogs also part of ACME's K-9 unit? Or do you prefer keep them out of harm's way instead?
Ha- I will gladly have my three by my side no matter what. All three are seriously loyal... the only one who prefers to stay clear of danger is Zienna, but she does still tag along with me no matter where I go. She's kinda my body guard at times.
 
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Chase

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Glad you have this backstory written out.

You mentioned about her family dying when she was young. But while her father was in a car accident when she was 4, her mother only passed away 3 years ago, when Ivyr was 16, correct? Why not talk about family?

Did her mother ever remarry, moving from Ireland to the United States with a young child seems unnecessary unless there was a catalytic reason?
 

Pitya Ivyr

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Glad you have this backstory written out.

You mentioned about her family dying when she was young. But while her father was in a car accident when she was 4, her mother only passed away 3 years ago, when Ivyr was 16, correct? Why not talk about family?

Did her mother ever remarry, moving from Ireland to the United States with a young child seems unnecessary unless there was a catalytic reason?
- This required a bit more thinking Chase. My mother didn't wish to stay in Ireland after her husband died. She couldn't stand being around where she could have all the memories of everything that had happened. Now, another small part of all this was when I began singing. However, i happen to dislike talking about it. I hardly remember my time in Ireland really, the only indication is my accent which I still carry. As for my mother remarrying,.. That never happened. She refused to remarry. Her heart would always remain to her deceased husband.
 
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Patty

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What was your childhood like? Give me an example in the form of a story? Like, you can do "a day in the morning of 9-yr-old Ivyr.
 

Pitya Ivyr

K-9 Unit Manager and Trainer
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Ivyr, Ive, Crystal, Lira, Teals
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What was your childhood like? Give me an example in the form of a story? Like, you can do "a day in the morning of 9-yr-old Ivyr.
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January 31~


The sun shone brightly, shedding golden light upon the ebony halo on a satin pillow. The start of a new day was always fun me. Every morning was greeted with a bouncing step as the ebony-haired mistress made her way down the long staircase to the large kitchen. My small steps light and peppy as I greeted her mother with a soft kiss on the cheek. The house was a mansion. The walls towering above her, the ceilings arching elegantly. The stairs were carpeted with red velvet and the railing soft mahogany…. Not that I paid absolutely any attention to that. My mother was usually staring at the walls and her eyes held bags underneath them. I made my way to the kitchen for breakfast. I always made my own food. Be it oatmeal, cereal… and if I had time before school I could make a mean batch of pancakes when it came down to it. Today was a simple day. I had time for a nice fresh batch of oatmeal before heading off to school. I usually scarfed my meal down… not one to like wasting time when i had learning to do. Afterwards I would hurry upstairs to get dressed. Usually able to wear my Irish skirts and nice long sleeved shirt that billowed into a bell-like shape at the end. My shoes were usually my nice ebony flats… my hair done up in a bun with small wisps hanging down in slight ringlets. Then… off to school. I always got a ride of course… though I preferred walking. All the attention on the newest girl on the block was nerve wracking. Especially as a singer who was sorta known here in the US…. plus my accent was always made fun of. No friends here. Just family…. And the independence I worked towards.


~ This is a small tidbit... Hope that satisfies some of you for a while
 

Morgan

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If you could change one thing about your past, what might it be, and why?
 

Pitya Ivyr

K-9 Unit Manager and Trainer
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If you could change one thing about your past, what might it be, and why?
Carmen.. sigh. I will indulge you for this,, but it won't happen too often. If I could change one thing about my past... I would bring my father back. You may think I am crazy on this but... I want my father back. Everything could be alright once again. Now, the reason why I would change this.... well it would be more for my mother than myself. IT would bring my family back.... and that is one thing I would treasure more than anything else.
 

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