At 3pm yesterday afternoon I let Miss Oswin out of the house. She hadn't been out for several days due to the bad weather, but despite some wind, it was dry(ish) and not too cold. Usually she stays out for about an hour or so before coming in again.
As I was knitting late afternoon yesterday I was wondering where Miss Oswin was. I called out, but it is quite normal for her to spend most of the day on her cushion in the hallway, so wasn't too bothered when she didn't come when I called.
As I was knitting some more yesterday evening, I wondered again where she could be. Normally she would have come in to try and sit on my lap or get some food. However, she never showed.
As I was putting something away in the hall at 11.30pm I saw the keys in the door. I never went ou... oh, Miss Oswin was still outside!!
I opened the door, called out for her and there she was. Very indignant (I could hear it in the way she miaowed) and not happy in the least. Fortunately it had been quite dry and not too cold for the whole period she had been out and she usually hides under the roof, but she was hungry and fed up.
Sorry Miss Oswin!