But something else happened last night and I am barely holding it together.
My mum opened the french door onto our balcony and to seconds later the Dude had disappeared. We went out immediately, one of the neighbour came out asking if we were looking for a grey cat that she just saw running in a particular direction. Mike, me, mum and dad were out until late looking fr the Dude with no joy. No sign of him this morning either, mum feels awfully guilty and had a crisis during the night. I cannot believe this is happening, the Dude has always been indoor and definitely doesn't know his way around. i've posted ads on all the online boards and we are printing flyers to give to the neighbours, I fear he won't be able to survive outdoor.
What else can happen to us? Knowing that we'll be loosing Patches sooner rather than later was already impossible to accept and now we've lost the Dude too. I've been crying since last night.