cheesy-cat has been living with us for 4 weeks now. yesterday I let me in the garden and I was literally next to her the entire time. bought her back in after 5 mins. today let her out again and tried to be a bit more chilled. she jumped over the fence across garage roof and then off. I kept calling and shaking her food box but nothing. although I thought she was close as the bird were going crazy. turns out she was next door looking at their fish (safe, they are under decking)... she literally was 5m away! went looking for her and neighbor said she was in their garden and I bought her home.
so my QUESTION is what now? do I let her out again and be more chilled and assume she knows her way back? I am anxious but she didn't actually go far.