Thank you for all your replies. Unfortunately Molly hasn't turned up yet
I am so, so sad. She and I are so close that I cannot help fearing the worst. Either she has come to harm or someone has taken her.
I am even suspecting my neighbours of some strange things. For instance one has 2 large water butts and I think what if she jumped in and couldn't get out and he discovered her and put her in the bin. I sometimes think I am going mad...........my neighbours are all nice and have been looking out for her. It's just torture not knowing what has happened to her. I am left with nothing. Her sister Katie who passed away 3 1/2 years ago was cremated and I have her remains which is important to me. I don't know how i'll cope if I never see Molly again. Ok , got to go, getting to upset again.