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Old 03.09.2012, 18:08
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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

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Old 03.09.2012, 18:12
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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

Done a it of Googling, and it seems cats pooing on concrete is not so unusual though! Which does not mean it is a cat, or indeed your cat- but it does seem to happen. Could be your cat can't stand your Hauswart either, and been telling him so. Anyway- onwards and forwards, to a new beginning. If it happens in the new place again - then you will know
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Old 03.09.2012, 18:18
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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

You have my sympathies !
Of the 2 homes Ive been in since moving here Ive had the same problem.
Not liking cats or kids !
I cant wait to buy my own place in the middle of nowhere so I can have as many cats and kids play dates as I want without the issue of Neighbours complaints about poop or noise.
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Old 03.09.2012, 18:20
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Have to admit, you can't beat it (having a home where you can do exactly what you want and when and how and who with).
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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

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Done a it of Googling, and it seems cats pooing on concrete is not so unusual though!
Yes they do Im afraid ! I never believed mine could poop on concrete and was adament that they dug and buried, it until I saw them doing it !
Also didnt know female cats sprayed, always thought it was male un neutered cats
until I got neighbour complaints and googled that they do and the Vet confirmed this-
i did get a great " stay away spray" from the UK and also started putting a litter tray outside my front door and this helped a bit
and of course gave my cats a good talking too !!!
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All our female cats sprayed - and so does the neutered male next door (next door being a long way away and with great neighbours, hurrah).
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Old 03.09.2012, 18:29
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All our female cats sprayed - and so does the neutered male next door (next door being a long way away and with great neighbours, hurrah).
Is it the fact they are a long way away that makes them great neighbors?
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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

Nope- they are indeed great neighbours and friends - but not living 'on top of each other' makes it even better
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Old 03.09.2012, 18:37
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Have to admit, you can't beat it (having a home where you can do exactly what you want and when and how and who with).
Exept your own electical work

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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

Now you are all becoming experts on poops, have you tried discussing "stools" with pensioners...they love it! So next time anyone accuses your cat or dog, turn the discussion round to: "so, tell me all about your EMP -Early Morning Poops- are they of the right consistency today or are "we" feeling a little constipated?"

They'll love you for asking and will never bother you about your pet again...that is, if you can stomach it, of course!

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Ha! Yes ... Hedgehog poop!

I`ve also been seeing this ...... right next to the family cat`s dishes when they`re left outside at night. This little Hedgy climbs up all the concrete stairs to get at those dishes - and then poops next to them after eating!
Little hard looking black things. Well, at least it`s not Maarde poop (those animals that chew up car engines!)

And it`s definitely Hedgy poo - because some evenings he/she has been seen scaling those steps.
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Old 03.09.2012, 19:05
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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

I know I have been in Switzerland for too long when I keep apologizing to my Spanish neighbours for any possible noise made by the kids and them looking at me with a face......

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YOu know, for 4 years I lived in Switzerland and I always had similar problems, not with pets, but whenever anyone left lint in the dryer, or if I didn't check my post every day, or if a window in the basement was open....I would get a note, or a tap on my shoulder with a talking to, blah blah blah...

It took me 4 years to figure out what the best response was.

For notes:
1. Throw away without reading.

For taps on shoulder:
1. "Sorry, I'm in a hurry", and walk decisively away.

For knocks on the door:
1. No answer.

Once I started doing that, I found I was never bothered again. I can't believe it took me 4 years to discover this method of dealing with things, but it works surprisingly well.

Good luck!
That is one of the hilarious things about living in Switzerland. At first everything seems like it is a law!...LOL For example, previously when the neighbor approached you, for some reason you felt compelled to answer as if it was a rule written somewhere or something. It is understandable since there are so many rules to adhere to! However, once you start to reason and muster up your courage it becomes "an eye for an eye." That is when you realize the Swiss bark but they don't bite,and its time to turn the tables!...
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Re: Neighbourly accusation - our cat poops on concrete

I had to dig out the flowers my wife planted as the neighbor didn't like them. then I had to move our kids swing so they could see out better. And could I park my car differently. Not to mention no noise after 6 no working outside on Sundays. And the list goes on and on..
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Have to admit, you can't beat it (having a home where you can do exactly what you want and when and how and who with).
Yes, we have that. About 20,000 (or 20.000) kilometres away in New Zealand.
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Yes, we have that. About 20,000 (or 20.000) kilometres away in New Zealand.
I hear ya...

The sad reality is that there are very few free standing homes on large properties available in Switzerland - and those that are, are either unaffordable or located too far to be commutable to the kinds of jobs one needs to afford those homes. Those who have such properties are indeed very fortunate - but such homes are not available to most of us.

Switzerland offers a good quality of life for those whose lifestyles fit into living in small communal spaces, whose activities conform to the neighborhood norm. But those who need something different should consider carefully if Switzerland is the right option for their families, or not. Pet owners especially.

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I hear ya...

The sad reality is that there are very few free standing homes on large properties available in Switzerland - and those that are, are either unaffordable or located too far to be commutable to the kinds of jobs one needs to afford those homes. Those who have such properties are indeed very fortunate - but such homes are not available to most of us.

Switzerland offers a good quality of life for those whose lifestyles fit into living in small communal spaces, whose activities conform to the neighborhood norm. But those who need something different should consider carefully if Switzerland is the right option for their families, or not. Pet owners especially.
It's a painful reality for my wife. She really wanted to move back to CH to be near her friends and family. She enjoys her work. But the average people she encounters day to day here have had her discussing moving back to NZ sooner rather than later, which has also left her feeling angry and upset.

We are staying put for the time being though. Our girls are learning a lot of the language, my job is taking me places I couldn't go to in NZ, and there are some other very good reasons to stick around coming into Winter. Raclette and Fondue!
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My neighbour (retired, female, single, french) has a fierce disliking toward me and my partner, plus anyother english speaker that dares live in our complex. My husband and I are the only ones who have stuck it out!

She also (naturally) hates my dog. She accused us of not picking up his poop. She seem some ON THE ROAD outside our complex and decided it belonged ot my dog. My dog has never had apoop that i havent cleaned up-

She actually used ot SHOUT at my husband about these things. I had enough, nobody shouts at my husband except for me.... and his mother i suppose

I thretened to pick up every poop my dog does and post it in her letter box

I didnt have to in the end but i was serious. LOL: Now we ignore eachother, there is no recognition, hello, holding doors, nothing. Its like we dont exist to each other! HEAVEN
Oh I am sitting here laughing out loud! Too funny. Thanks for the pick me up with that story for a rather bad day
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