Don’t worry, she’s not lost. BUT it is a pretty funny story. At least in retrospect.
One afternoon last week I got home before Andy (a pretty rare event these days). I was talking to my dad on the phone as I walked into our house. As usual, I headed straight down the hall to let Penelope out of her crate. To my shock, when I got to our room the door to her crate was wide open & she was nowhere to be found. The little magician has managed to unlock her crate before, so the fact that the door was open wasn’t a concern in itself, but usually she meets you at the door, looking very proud of herself!
While I didn’t flat-out panic, I did start searching for her – calling our her name & checking under the beds. Nothing. For a split second I had a vision of someone breaking in & stealing her…. Then my mind must have started searching for logical options, and I assumed that our friend (and the property manager) must have come to get her because someone made a noise complaint. Yup. At that moment it was the only logical explanation I could come up with.
Just as I was about to head out the door to find our friend (and hopefully Penelope with him!), I realized that I didn’t need to search for her at all because she was AT DOGGY DAYCARE and Andy would be bringing her home with him!