You all remember Amber the outdoor cat we moved to the new house and tried to domesticate? The one who lived in the chimney for a month, under the floorboards for another, and then basically hid behind the bathtub for the rest of the year? We gave up and released her to the wilds of the back yard after making sure she had dry safe places to sleep and knew where to come for her food and such... she seemed to be doing just fine, we saw her more often with her outside... she was happier than she'd been in a year, thinner too.
Well, we haven't seen her in almost a week. Poor thing. I'm hoping someone thought she needed a home and took her in. And if so, good luck to them. I don't want to think of the other possibilities.