Wednesday night we went for a walk, just My Wife and I. My cat, Spongebob Stinkypants, walked a short distance with us. It was pitch black outside. We could only barely see him trotting long the grass somewhat behind us. Eventually he disappeared, in one of the yards close to ours, still very close to home.
We walked for about 2 miles. It wasn’t very far. We have both been dealing with a great deal of stress and needed the exercise and chance to get out in the fresh air.
When we came home there was no sign of Stinky. I figured he was off in the trees where he usually is at this time of night. So we thought nothing of it and went inside.
Late that night, when it was time for bed, I turned on the porch light and called him. But he did not come. There was no sign of him. Finally, I gave up and went to bed. I figured he’d be sleeping on the back porch in the morning, like he always does if he doesn’t come in.
The next morning I went to let him in. He wasn’t there.