"All who wander are not lost." JRR Tolkein.
My son's cat T-Joe went AWOL Saturday during a nasty cold spell. We hoped he had wandered into someone's garage and got trapped inside - he is the proverbial cat whose curiosity might kill him. Toward late Sunday we were a lot more worried, given he had been gone more than 24 hours in near-zero temperatures.
My son was pretty upset. Despite the cat's serious character faults, he is loved and loves my son back
I went home for lunch and there was T-Joe. He was fine but hungry. He smells like a dog, Did he sleep in some dog's bed? Did this cat we affectionately call the Honey Bastard" actually make friends with a dog in order to share body heat? Or, did he kill a neighborhood dog and spend the night inside of its skin, like Luke Skywalker did inside that snowbeast? We will never know I guess.
He is home. My son is happy. Our other cat is not so happy. She was enjoying not living under the T-Joe regime.