i have a question for anyone who knows cat behavior. i have recently moved to a new apartment and brought a cat who was a stray with me. she was living out in a wooded area near my old apartment, but came to greet me when i came home from work, ate the food i gave her daily, and would sometimes sleep in my apartment (even in my bed, most of the time). i brought her with me when i moved because i couldn't bear to leave her. she's been inside for 2 months. i've opened the door for her from time to time to let her venture outside if she wanted, and she's never taken advantage of it. last night, she went outside and when i went to get some shoes so i could see where she was going, she disappeared. i just need to know if and when she may come back and what i need to do to get her to come back to me. i am on the second floor in an apartment building. will that prevent her from getting back to my apartment? apparently she went down the stairs when she left last night. how long is a reasonably period of time for her to be gone? i am desperately worried. please help! thanks.
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8/4/01 at 4:11pm