One of my cats used to follow me quite a long way, then sit down and miaow loudly because he didn't want to walk any further! I've never known one to get lost by following me, and I think we'd probably all be quite surprised how far our little moggies travel when we are not looking
oh thats good then, il try not to worry next time. he did stop and meow loudly but i thought he was crying. he couldn't see me cos i had gone around a corner and he had stopped. hes only 7months so i worry about him
When we moved to the US, our cat came on a separate flight and was delivered to our house.
That evening, we let her out and she didn't come back. This was December in the continental USA, so absolutely brass (loads of snow). We thoguht she was a goner. A week later, we heard a miaow, miaow, and it was our cat. We have no idea where she was or how she found her way back to us.
My cats are 6 months old, we've had them a month, and they regularly follow us down the road and then get lost. Only once has one of them found her way home - 8 hours later. Usually they get lost for about 6 hours and eventually we go to find them and they come gratefully and sheepishly home. They get lost just round the corner. They are dim. Or, I hope, young and yet to learn.