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  1. is it generally safe to share one's birth date?

    Fierce...is it a cougar?
  2. is it generally safe to share one's birth date?

    I once saw a simple ground level cat protector that looked very good. A wooden frame  with mesh filler with a door about 3x1x1 meters attached to a back garden door wall. Easier of course if your terrace door slides or opens  It didn't look obvious at all and means you can keep your back door safely open.  
  3. is it generally safe to share one's birth date?

    I've seen balcony netting for sale on i.e. Amazon and Zooplus.  A few flats near us have them fitted.  You might need some help to install. Re possible psychological problems...was she previously an outdoor cat?  How old etc?  Do you know any history?     I've heard of some ridiculous prerequisites of adopting when I helped out at our local Tierheim. Such as, a kitten never being able to be an outdoor cat as it won't ever be able to cope without its mother's guidance...any cat with longer fur can never be let outdoors etc etc.  It's all well meaning of course.  I think a lot of the stipulations exist because so many people can't or won't cope with even the smallest problem as they don't realize it takes time and patience to settle and then quickly return the cat to the Tierheim causing the poor thing a great deal of trauma.   Lots of TLC cures and prevents all manner of cat issues.     As I'm writing this, I have to smile...our neighbor recently adopted an older cat from a rescue place in Sicily. Poor old chap must have been through a lot in his life...one eye, several teeth missing.  Since we fed all of our neighbour's cats when she was away, Benjo's decided he likes to spend lots of time at our house, currently asleep on the terrace sofa.  Maybe he prefers some peace away from kids even if he does get the odd growl and swipe from our 5 cats.   I'm sure this will work out for you Lisa.  All the best.
  4. is it generally safe to share one's birth date?

    Great news that you are adopting a cat Lisa 😊. If you are wary about giving your date of birth, just put month and year...usually suffices on written form.  You can always show your ID too. Often heard that DOB anywhere on social media is a risk.   All the best with your new kitty.
  5. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Can't believe some miserable person got various local kid's ads taken down trying to earn a bit of school holiday money babysitting, dog walking, street sweeping etc...eBay Kleinanzeigen and shop ads.  The reason being that they are supposed to include an Impressum.
  6. Did you ever wish you had not seen

    Having experienced severe parental narcissism and  narcissistic relationships with much gaslighting from all, I felt emotionally vulnerable for much of my life until my early thirties. I realize now that my mind has blocked several horrendous experiences. When a particularly serious incident arose, I was absolutely gaslighted to the max by all involved.  Due to the severity of the incident, I engaged in a private investigator who indeed proved the facts.  I may never directly use the information gathered though it gave me the strength to leave the toxicity behind and start a new life.
  7. Did you ever wish you had not seen

    Does @optimista wish this to be discussed?
  8. Why are you unhappy today?

    Very sad today...my daughter's boyfriend had to make the tough decision today to put his beloved 24 year old cat to sleep as his mother is far away from home undergoing intensive medical treatment. Teufie is now resting in peace in our garden. 
  9. What's got you flummoxed today?

      I absolutely agree.  My daughter is 18 and in all of her education in the UK and here in Germany, she's had one lesson on nutrition, only recently when the biology teacher had run out of curriculum.  Medical students apparently also have virtually no nutrition education.   Nutrition lessons surely are of paramount importance from an early age. Time too to go back to school cookery lessons, including boys.    I recently watched a few very enlightening documentaries on Netflix...search for 'health'.  General principle being, 'Food is medicine and can prevent/cure/lessen a host of serious diseases/conditions'.
  10. Peanut Butter

    I bought a bio creamy at Rossmann last week. We use it instead of tahini to make hummus.
  11. Strange things that happened to you

      I absolutely agree. Never meddle with ouija boards etc.  My parents believe that their messing around with ouija with friends when I was a toddler, affected me very badly until we left the house when I was 14.  Too much to explain...really, just don't do it, it is evil!
  12. Why are you happy today?

    Impending empty nest isn't easy for me.  I'm very happy though that my daughter and her boyfriend have arrived safely in Austria after a 9 hour drive...her first big driving road trip.   The wonder of facetime was great to see them both all excited, ready to set up their tent. Updates are bound to be amusing!   Big sigh of relief from me, at least for today.  
  13. What's got you flummoxed today?

    I haven't used fabric conditioner for a long time as it aggrevates my daughter's eczema and seems like a waste of money. I never knew exactly how bad fabric conditioners are. Quite shocking...    
  14. What's got you flummoxed today?

    I'm flummoxed how badly former respected members treat others on TT these days.  New and vulnerable members rarely stand a chance. We're all aware that online bullying can cause irreparable harm to the bullied person. 
  15. What irritated you today?

    Worse seems to happen here on TT with ever increasing regularity...sadly.