Almost nothing feels worse than losing a pet – watching the dog sprinting off after a squirrel at Greyhound speeds; wailing "NOOOOOOO" as the cat hurtles between the UPS guy’s legs; coming home to find an open gate creaking ominously and a back yard sadly empty of companion animals.
Your first instinct is to freak out, and we totally relate – but there are things you can do to track down Tiger once you calm down:
Organize a search party. Just a small posse will do – no need to upset an already wigged-out pet with a big crowd – and it won’t have to travel far. Many animals won’t stray far from home, at least when they first escape, so investigate a three-block radius around your home. And don’t forget to look up and/or listen for treetop meowing.