I realize you are a well-liked, well-trained, gets-along-with-dogs, friendly cat and that others in the neighborhood may like to visit with you. However, you've been out visiting for two days and two nights now and I worry about you. Why have you chosen this cold, snowy week as the time when you don't come home at night?
Are you stuck inside another person's house thinking of us as we are thinking of you? I know you can be most persuasive when you want outside. Can you try to convince them that you desperately need outdoors for your *ahem* "seed sowing" time? Or is that what has caused this situation in the first place? Have you been tamed by a female feline?
I realize that you are a desirable cat. Your list of quality attributes is impressive for a cat:
1. You stay off tables and kitchen counters. That is a quality many cat owners only dream about. Give a big thank you to Nathan for that since it was his task to chase you down yelling, "CAT! CAT! CAT!" when I was otherwise occupied with nursing the baby.
2. You play well with others. After being brought to our home when you were a little kitten, you were immediately immersed in the atmosphere where young children and a curious dog were simply accepted as the norm.
3. You've never ruined a piece of furniture even though you have all your claws.
4. You cuddle in the evenings and are a great foot warmer.
5. You allow yourself to be picked up pretty much any way and any time. Again, a big thanks to the boys and especially Nathan for their training in this area.
6. You prefer to poop outside rather than your litter box which is a thoughtful attribute that I greatly appreciate.
7. Although you may sleep on the beds during the day, you know that downstairs is your designated territory for nighttime.
Milo, I want to know you are safe. Please come home! We love you and miss you.