Do you think my cat will come back?
My 12 year old cat got out last Wednesday. My son & I were not home, but my husband was fixing the Christmas lights and inadvertantly left the door open. My husband said he heard rustling in the shrubs, but had no idea it was our cat as we have other neighborhood animals (rabbits, cats, etc) that we frequently see in our front yard. I don't blame him at all for this, as the cat had never expressed any interest in going out the front door before, so he probably had no expectation that something like this would happen.
This cat had behavioral and dementia problems for a couple years that we were slowly working through, but I suspect that if he wandered any more than a couple houses away that he would not be able to find his way back. So, I'm posing the question to the experts on this forum, have any of you had experience with a cat "escaping", and did it come back? After how long?
We have been looking for him every day and calling his name, but have seen no sign of him. If he's gone we can come to terms with that, but I really would like some sense of closure.