I have been working on a blog about Fall here in Round Rock, but have pre-empted my scheduled program to let you know that Tucker has run away. This is the third time he has done this, and I am afraid we won't find him this time. He always runs to the door along with the dogs whenever anyone comes in.
I am always reminding the girls to watch that he doesn't sneak out, but yesterday afternoon Charlotte and her friends were running in and out. I am sure he was waiting right by the door, and one of the times they were going in and out, he took his opportunity and ran. By the time I realized he was missing, he was long gone. I walked all around the neighborhood calling him, but no luck. We had a cold front come through yesterday, and temperatures dipped down into the twenties last night. I didn't sleep well worrying about little Tucker. I went to the door calling to him numerous times during the night to no avail.
This morning I put Loudon in his stroller and we walked all over the neighborhood calling for Tucker. I felt like the pied-piper of cats. We petted every cat that was out--except Tucker. The first time Tucker ran away, he was gone for three days, so I don't feel like I can give up hope yet. But something is telling me he is not coming back. I don't know if he could survive below freezing temperature. If we do get him back, I am taking him straight to the vet and having him micro-chipped. We have Bochephus micro-chipped, but I never thought about having it done to the cats because they are "supposed" to be house cats.
Tucker, where ever you may be, I hope you are warm and you find your way home. Everyone misses you.