First of all let me explain that my cats are outdoor cats. They started out as members of a ferral community well actually the mother cat Pepper did. She sort of became attach to my family when she would follow other cats to our yard to get food and water. Eventually we more or less adopted her, and along with her the four off spring she had. We can't let them in our house because we live with a brother who only tolerates the cats to a certain degree and refuses to let them come into the home, so they remain ouside wheich means they can leave the yard and roam the neighborhood. Anyway, about two weeks ago Pepper left our yard and never returned. We have been concerned about her ever since, especially my sister who put out the money to have Pepper and her two daughters fixed so there wouldn't be anymore kittens between the three of them. I keep telling myself that cats are survivors and that Pepper is out there somewhere all right, but I still can't help but worry.