OK, so I got a call this morning, about 10.00am, 'He's in the trap, he's in the trap!'. I go round there and Buddy is in the trap!. We slide his blanket into the trap and he smells the blanket, stops scrambling and lays down on to the blanket. The very kind couple then drive me, Buddy and the trap back to my house.
So Buddy is now home. He has had something to eat and a nap but I think he is very, very traumatised. He earlier spoke to me and it is his voice and he has lost about 1/2 his body weight but otherwise physically looks OK. I am giving him all the space he needs. His breathing is normal but I think he may have some physiological damage. I'm quietly singing the songs I would sing to him normally, he did walk back into the room to see me but then the phone rang and he jumped and ran back to the bathroom.
I guess it can be possible for a cat to be traumatised after surviving in a neighbourhood they didn't know, what with all the thunder storms of late. He has been missing for a total of 58 days. I think I am a shell shocked myself at the mo with him actually being back home