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  • Location Mannheim
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  • Year of birth 1977
  1. Apparently the hair is a bit of a problem because it traps air bubbles. So a thinner liquid should be better. And some resins get really hot while hardening. I have no experience setting animals in resin though.  Maybe she can find some ideas here:äparation-mit-kunstharz    They suggest a resin that is used as water (lakes or streams) in model train environments because it is very clear. Maybe a model train shop might be the right place to ask questions. 
  2. With a 4 kg cat,  you won't create any problems contaminating the river.  A bunny dying in its burrow would be similar.   I think the problems with water contamination are more of an issue when you bury a 60 kg mastiff or Great Dane...  And what engelchen said...
  3. My parent's garden is a pet cemetery. Dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, mice, fish, pigeons (flew into window and died), moles (met dog and didn't survive). All were buried. The dogs about 4-5 ft deep wrapped in blankets.   I would not use a coffin as that would greatly hinder the decomposing. I would also not bury an animal in the cellar. If anyone digs up the coffin in the future, that would be very creepy. Also, it eventually decays and it is only 40 cm underground, you might have a problem with the floor.
  4. Parking slightly on sidewalk

    Other options might be:  -  - Posting a Gesuch on the board of your local supermarket  - the Amtsblatt (in addition to the local newspaper)    Good luck! 
  5. Letter from court for former roommate long gone

    You could also write  "Empfänger unbekannt verzogen"  on the envelope. Just to give you an extra option if you have a lot of letters 
  6. Renting with dogs and cats

    180 € for every dog, it seems like. München: 100 € per dog. No increase or discount for additional dogs.
  7. Renting with dogs and cats

    Then I misunderstood you. Sorry! Unattended for me would be a dog left on its own in the garden while the owners are out. Which ours never is. Even though our dog can go into the garden on his own, I wouldn't consider that completely unattended as we are home and have an eye on him. i.e. he is not allowed to bark constantly at people who walk past or dig in the garden or demolish anything other than his toys.   @ booboos - Have you tried mantrailing? And I would love to know what you mean by disappointing. I am imagining a golden retriever personality and appetite with the grace of a teenage wolfhound.
  8. Renting with dogs and cats

      For me, a securely fenced yard is a must with dogs. And it does not necessarily mean you cannot control them or want to leave them alone in the garden all day long. It's better for the kids, too, isn't it? Especially if they are small. For example, even if your dog is perfectly well behaved, the neighbor's cat strolling across the yard might lead to the dog running after it and out into the street. A fence also prevents other dogs from running into the garden when yours are outside. Not everyone who walks past has their dog under control. Our yard is completely fenced and secure. In the summer, the front door is open and the dog often lies on the landing outside or on the lawn, plays in its doggy pool or checks out who walks past. And with three dogs, you want them to have space to run, play and simply interact. Much more fun in a garden than in the living room.   Both Frankfurt and Munich are very expensive, Munich a bit more so, I think. I personally find people around Frankfurt (not necessarily in Frankfurt) a bit more accessible than Bavarians...   Re: dog clubs: If you want to join one, be sure to check it out before. There are some German shepherd clubs that are very modern ("normal"), open to other breeds, etc. and then you get the kind that holds to the old ways - in attitude and ways of training. As a trainer, you should be able to spot those from a mile off though :-)  
  9. It could also be an inflamed nerve. Definitely see a cardiologist and talk to your doctor about maybe going to a physiotherapist, too.  Telling somebody who is worried to just relax is a bit stupid, imo.  I hope you feel better soon! 
  10.   I came up with a few more off the top of my head: Maybe they have another kid who cannot be vaccinated. Or another family member. Or they know other children. Maybe they had the measles and can remember how crappy they felt. Maybe the knew someone who died from a Kinderkrankheit. Or someone who had complications thanks to an avoidable disease. Maybe they just think it's unfair that their child and many others take the (albeit small) risk of side effects from vaccines to keep others safe when those people are not willing to take those small risks in turn.     I fall into Zwiebelfisch's category and my no. 4: Own child is vaccinated and I can very vaguely remember that chicken pocks and measles really sucked.
  11. Yes, of course, thanks for clarifying. Mine was easy to misunderstand.  
  12. Language acquisition for 5/6 year old

    Still the case in rural schools in RLP. There might be another teacher for a subject or two (right now for my nephew: religion, for the other one: PE). But the kids have one teacher in grades 1&2, then change to another one in 3&4. She (all female staff) teaches all subjects. And it really sucks if the kids (or parents) don't get along with the teacher and/or the teacher is unprofessional enough (which happens far too often, imo) to let personal likes and dislikes influence their decisions.
  13. stairwell terror

    I am really curious what your stairwell exercises entail, @aussieinbln Especially since everyone seems to have a different idea of what you might be doing there.   After I go for a run, I usually stretch for a couple of minutes. i.e. bend down to touch toes, lean left, right blabla. Then - this is the only one I could imagine needing stairs for - put foot a couple of steps higher and lean forward, repeat with other leg. All over in a few minutes and definitely doesn't make noise. I usually do it outside, but if it is pissing with rain, dark or cold, I might consider going inside for it. Our neighbours in our old apartment building wouldn't have batted an eye. Nor would I have, had any of the neighbours done it. Probably made a comment or asked if they had a good run. The thing is, the only way anyone would even notice a person stretching like that in the stairwell is when they walk past or look through their peep hole.   If the person opposite your door bugs you so much, you could also stretch outside or in the entrance.
  14. @lisa13 Nor am I, to be honest  I did the whole thing - baptism, confirmation, leaving - the conventional way... But I might look it up if I ever get bored or ask when we get our children baptized.  
  15. @catjones Thank you!   @lisa13 I always thought you had to go through Confirmation to be considered a proper member of a church. With the Protestant churches it seems to be a bit easier as there are so many branches of them and the tax man only collects for the "official" one. Friends who are in a Freikirche, for example, pay their contribution directly to their church and just ticked "no" on the employer's form.