I feel so horrible. I have never really worried about Camilla not coming back when she goes outside, but she never leaves our sight! She plays in the front of our house, or hangs out in the backyard or sits on the corner of the deck. This time it's different. This time, both my husband and I are really worried.
Yesterday the entire family including my in-laws who were in town, was outside. Camilla was with us. Sitting on the back porch. Playing in the leaves with our daughter Eleanor. I was cleaning out my car and when I came back, she was in the back seat. She was just being her cute, silly, cat self. We left to get our cars washed, but my mother in-law and Eleanor were still in the house so we just let Camilla stay outside. We came back home just 20 minutes later and I got her food ready for dinner. I found it strange she didn't come running as I was sure she was just napping somewhere in the house. Nothing. It came time for dinner and we went out and she still wasn't home. When she wasn't waiting for us when we got home from the restaurant at 9, my husband and I were both worried We went for a long walk to search connecting streets, but still nothing.
I've contacted her microchip carrier and sent out a warming for a lost pet, which means the company will contact all of the vets and SPCAs in a 25 mile radius. If she's turned in, we'll know.
In the meantime, I keep checking my doorbell camera on my phone, to see if I can hear or see her waiting on the front steps of the house. My husband should be home within the next half hour and I know he'll go looking for her again.
We will be devastated if something happens to her, and quite frankly feel like horrible pet owners. She just never wandered before so this is so unlike her.
I'll keep you updated. Hopefully, with good news.