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16.5 "No one is going to die from this" ?

galatea11

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Greetings,

Always very appreciative of the great advice that I receive here and would like to ask for help with a reading. Tomorrow management will be conducting a 4 hour test of the fire alarm system in my building. Older cats and I have dealt with this before but I'm concerned about new kitten because he has a heart condition (cause still unknown).

"Should I remain home with kitty during fire alarm test or take him with me to a different location?"
Response is 16.5>45.

Wilhelm states about 16.5: "Persistently ill and still does not die."
My initial reaction is that I Ching is saying: "No one is going to die from the fire alarm test." I'm inclined to just stay home and keep all cats as calm as possible. Yesterday I took kitten to vet so they could begin tests on him. It was a very stressful visit and I know he won't be happy if I try to put him in his carrier again tomorrow morning.

Fire alarm tests begin in approximately 16 hours and I would appreciate any insights into 16.5. Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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I wonder if 16.5 is telling you his heart condition isn't the kind of thing where stress would cause him to die - maybe that it's more a chronic thing? I don't know, of course, since I don't know anything about kitty heart conditions.

I think you're right, though, that Yi's telling you it will be okay for him to stay home. At least that's how I'd interpret it. I once asked about a person's medical condition, prior to surgery, and got the same line. It's several years later now and everything's fine.

If it was me though, and this isn't from the reading - smoke alarms can be very loud and cats have better hearing than we do. Do you have an inner room you could put them in, or some way to muffle the sound as much as possible? Maybe hang a heavy blanket over the door, or cover the crack under the door with pillows? It might help a little bit. Or do they have enclosed kitty beds they can hide in? Having snug places to hide might help them keep calmer in addition to protecting their ears a little.

Good luck. :hug:
 

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Thank you very much, Liselle, for your continued responses to numerous cat-related questions. I have three cats and really value your insight, both in relation to the I Ching and the felines themselves. Youngest cat (with heart condition) and oldest cat are doing great while middle cat and human are trying to keep each other calm. In keeping with 58 (Wilhelm - "The superior man renews his weapons to meet the unforeseen.") I visited a pet supply store this morning where proprietor recommended Calming Collars by Sentry and a diffuser kit which releases "odorless vapor mimicking cat calming pheromones" when you plug it into your wall. Collars do seem to be helping a lot. Diffuser kit was an impulse purchase but hopefully it's helping too.

Truly weird day today.. when leaving for pet store I smelled gas in the hallway and wondered if I was imagining it. As if on cue neighbor stepped outside door and said: "It smells like gas in here." We alerted building maintenance. Later, after alarm testing had begun, I smelled something burning in the hallway outside my door. Again, lest I doubt my own perception, a worker came down a nearby stairway saying: "Something is burning on the 10th floor" into his phone. Obviously it would be a very grim irony if a fire broke out in a building undergoing fire alarm testing because no one would really believe there was a fire when the alarms went off.

Anyways, In keeping with 16 I found selections of "Music to Soothe Cats" on YouTube and have been playing that. Glad we stayed home. Cats don't like to travel and it may have been more upsetting to bundle them into carriers and take them someplace unfamiliar. Thanks again for the corroboration, Liselle. 16.5 almost seemed too perfect a response (I really had been worrying about youngest cat having a heart attack) so I greatly valued a second opinion. All is well right now and testing should hopefully end within 20 minutes or so. Lol.. kitten just bellied up to the food bowl so obviously he's not too distressed to eat ;)
 

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I'm glad to hear things are going reasonably well!

I use the diffusers, too (well, one diffuser, in the room we spend the most time in). For the next refill - did they tell you there's a "multi-cat" version? That's what I use. The difference between them is the regular version has feline facial pheromones (one of the reasons cats rub their cheeks on things) and the multi-cat version has mother cat pheromones, so apparently it makes them feel as if their mommy is there taking care of all of them. (Awwww. :hug:)

Tip (because I did this wrong for quite a while :blush:) - the diffuser itself should be replaced every 6 months.

I am going to look up "Music to Soothe Cats"! Didn't know there was such a thing!

I hope they have the gas smell / possible fire under control! Sheesh!
 

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Thanks again for all the words of wisdom, Liselle. Very much appreciated. Turns out I had purchased the multi-cat household diffuser - love the mother cat idea behind it, so cute:)

Music to Soothe Cats turns out to be mostly classical, not surprisingly. Years ago I discovered calming power of classical during repeated trips to vet with ailing kitty. Never heard source of burning/gas smells. Maybe I'd rather not know. Thanks so much for all the advice. Fire alarm day went very smoothly and I'm glad I stayed home with everyone.
 

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