As I write this Roxie has returned after going missing for 23 hours. I think she got outside last night when I was helping my friend Peter get some things from my garage for the yard sale he and his wife Ruth had today. I never saw her leave. Exactly how she got out and where she hid for the entire length of time is a mystery although she was located in my neighbor John’s yard. He’s building a deck. During our search my daughter, CCL ,and I noticed Roxie peeping from behind the base of the deck , the lure of the laser toy I was beeming too much for her to stay hidden. CCL went in the yard and retrieved her from behind a can of white paint as some of some of my neighbors watched in amusement. Apparently Roxie did attempt a brief return while I was out getting a manicure this afternoon – evidenced by white paw prints on my black wrought iron steps.