I've spent a week quite besides myself. The day before Lilly made her appearance Tiny had gone missing. Tiny is my very first Greek rescue (one of those that was rescued back from the brink) so naturally I've developed quite an affection for him. Well, it appeared that he'd gone sporting his dashing good looks and only this morning did it occur to him to let me know that he was sound and well! Unusually affectionate - I spontaneously picked him up and gave him a kiss - and he let me! (unheard of before) and obviously with an impressive appetite.
He had me see parts of this valley that I've never even seen before (I spent several hours calling and looking for him). I also revisited an old post of mine (Nine steps to communicate with your animal) on how to communicate with your animal. I just needed to know what had happened. I've tried these steps before (and trust me they work!) so since I didn't seem to receive any clear message or image back, I decided to focus on one of the steps... if the animal doesn't want to talk with you then respect it and try some other time. The communication has to be on the premise of the animal.
I somehow thought he might have gone out and about doing what a young boy does (he is next in line for neutering!) and if it was his hormones ruling, then there'd be no getting through to him. I don't know for sure if that is what happened (he has shown no signs at home) but last night I asked him to please! come home and at least let me know he was alright. Thank goodness it seemed I was able to get his attention for a moment.