I hate this feeling. Chances are he's ok. Warm weather, temptation to explore, etc. My boy Scabbers buggered off for FIVE days last year, it was awful. I was convinced he was dead. Hold your nerve, keep the cat flap open and get yourself to bed. Hopefully he'll be back during the night.
We don't have a cat flap But my neighbour does and he might go in there.
Thanks for replying. I know there's nothing anyone can say really just wanted to share with people who understand. I remember a cat I once had disappeared for 3 weeks, we found him and he stank of old people and was all mingy.
Oh no, the feeling of one not coming home still makes me feel sick and all my cats are indoor only now! One of my cats did go missing for a few days, usually she was locked in garages/ sheds especially when the weather was nice.
Plenty of hope yet. Can you get out tomorrow and ask neighbours if you can check their gardens/ sheds/ garages. Posters are OK but not many people will look as thoroughly as you would for your own cat if you see what I mean.
He's not that old really, he could have been spooked and hiding close to home but too scared to come out at the moment.
Really hope he turns up soon. Obie recently got trapped in a neighbour's house for 5 days.. no food or water (he'd snuck in as she loaded her car to go away.. he's a nosy boy) and he was absolutely fine..hungry but not even really dehydrated! So try not to worry about his survival if he's stuck somewhere... they really do last.
He's the same age as Obie, and Obie really does go walkabout... I have resigned myself to not worrying til I haven't seen him for 48 hours now, as in the warm dry weather he likes to wander.
I'm so sorry I'm only just getting back onto this. We went away and I haven't been able to find my thread as I now have no I'm on threads :/
Anyway he came home at 5am the next day. He was in our back garden and came sprinting up and ate like he'd never eaten before in his life. All his claws were ground down and a couple were bleeding so guess he had got trapped in somewhere. He was so so scared and every noise made him jump for the first couple of days.
Thanks for everyone who commented. TipTops I think you mis read ha ha - he is only 13 months so no not old at all.
Interesting though a lot of cats have gone missing form the surrounding area recently