Dushi is missing!
He went out thursday evening and never returned. Until now his territory was mainly limited to our own garden and that of our neighbour. When called he was always quick to respond and return home. Not so this time.
Searches of the neighbourhood thursdaynight and friday so far without result. No sight of Dushi (or of any of the other cats that can regularly be seen in the neighbourhood).
Which might be a good sign. He could be off wooing with the big boys. When his (probable) father was about Dushi’s age he stayed several days and nights at our back door wooing Briti. He couldn’t be made to go back to his own home and came back every time he was chased off.
Animal Rescue was very helpful and friendly, but had no reports about a cat fitting Dushi’s description. At least they have a picture and information about Dushi now, and will call when they hear anything.
Nothing to do now but maybe go out one last time, worry and hope he will suddenly turn up again at the back door. Or be there tomorrow morning with a grumpy ‘I have been waiting for hours’-look.