My landlord had some painters over this morning unscheduled. They were power washing the place, and I had to close all the doors & windows. I couldn't find one of my cats when I had to shut up the house, she was out prowling.
The air compressor they used was so loud my cat who was home spent 2 hours hiding under the bed. When they left, I couldn't find my calico kitty!
I waited a half hour for her to come back, but she was still hiding out. My daughter got on her bike, and together we combed the neighborhood for almost two hours, still no calico and none of the neighbors who were home had seen her. Finally we went home, and wouldn't you know it? There she was, curled up on the chair in front of my computer, fast asleep with her tail tucked under her nose, neat as you please. She probably showed up 5 minutes after we left to go look for her. Why can't they come when you call them?
Whew, at least she's back. I just had to get that off my chest!