The second incident happened just 3 days following. A neighbour called to tell me that she thought our cat was under their backyard shed. I was so discouraged by the false sightings, and pranks that I really did not think it was him. When I went to check it out, I was shocked to find Kaysar huddled in a little ball underneath. He was dehydrated, meowing pretty weakly. I should have taken time to coax him out, but I was in a state of adrenaline panic and I allowed the neighbour to assist me in trying to get him out. Big mistake. Kaysar got away from us, ran so fast there wasn't time to react. He was gone in an instant. It took only a moment and he was gone for almost another 2 weeks without a sighting.
.The night Kaysar finally came home it was completely unexpected. It was around 10:30pm and I was grabbing a late dinner from the kitchen. I had the strangest feeling in my stomach and chest so I abandoned dinner to go stand on the front porch. I was just standing there wondering where he was, and when I turned to go back inside I saw a cat on our next door neighbours driveway, half hidden under a car. I knelt down to get a better look, sure it had to be one of the neighbourhood's outdoor cats, when I noticed the distinct swirling stripes on the cat's side. I grabbed the dish of food from the porch and shook it while calling his name. The cat started meowing. I turned to grab a can of wet food, and when I looked back the cat was gone. I think I would have went mad if I lost him a 2nd time in 2 weeks, but luckily I could still faintly hear him crying. I followed the sound to a nearby tree and baby talked until I got him to come out. He came right into my arms.
He's doing great back at home. He has lost some weight but considering how large he was before, it's almost as though he's a regular sized cat now. He's a real suck, wanting constant attention...that I am more than happy to oblige. I am so grateful to have him back with his family. I appreciate everyone who offered their support, thoughts, shared stories, prayers and spells of protection. Thank you!