I'm so upset. Yesterday afternoon I forgot to monitor our "new" cat Puds and dog Sorrel - they are still getting to know each other and only have supervised visits for now. I heard almighty barking and yowling and saw that Sorrel had Puds pinned in a corner and I panicked, really shouting and screaming at Sorrel to leave him alone and for Garry to come in from the garden and help. Puds got away and wasn't phased in the least, it seems it wasn't anywhere near as bad as it looked and she was just teasing him, and I'd totally overreacted. I am usually so calm and nothing much gets me panicked, it's not like me. 20 minutes later we noticed our lovely cat Lola was missing - we think she must have gotten so spooked she bolted through the open door into the woods. She never gets spooked about anything, but Garry said I had sounded dreadful :( The awful thing is she is an indoor cat, and only comes out for supervised walks with us in the garden, and has never been out on her own for more than 20 minutes. We searched for her from then till we went to bed, and nothing. Garry "slept" by the front door in case she came back but this morning there is still no sign. We are both so scared for her as she has no idea how to look after herself and I don't even know if she has a sense of direction. I thought she might be holed up somewhere frightened, and am hoping as it gets light she will emerge. If not I'll take Sorrel into the woods to look for her, but we are only assuming she bolted up there, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. I feel dreadful, especially after our other cat Mr Darcy going missing 3 months ago. I feel as if I have let her down so badly, she should never have got out.
Any spare pixiedust, prayers or whatever else you have would be so appreciated. I'm so scared for her and we love her so much, she's such a character....sorry for the rambling :(