Apologies for another prolonged absence, but a little while ago I had what seemed to be bad news and I've been a bit unsettled, though everything seems sorted now.
Lily went missing for 10 days, then turned up wearing a collar with an address written on it. I went round, thinking they'd taken her in because she looked like a stray, but it turned out that's where she was before she came to me.
To cut a long story short, there was some argument, and they posted a rather nasty hand delivered letter that included a phone number. I'd had time to consider, and decided that it would be unfair to Lily to conduct a tug of war with her in the middle, so I rang the number and, using all the diplomacy I could muster, told them they could have her. That was on a Sunday.
The next day I got a text asking if I could wait until Wednesday. Of course I could so, when Wednesday came around I sent a text asking what time they'd collect her, so I could make sure she was in, as she likes to go out and torment the local dogs for hours on end (much to the dogs' owners amusement!)
That was a couple of months ago, and I've not heard a peep out of them since. In fact, I'd put their collar back on her, and it disappeared on the Thursday, so I think they've thought things over and decided not to bother.
So now, the other two have had to get used to her all over again, but that seems to be going well. Amazingly, there wasn't a hiss or a growl from any of them in this picture!
I've had to put a collar on her, as I kept seeing her photo on Facebook with people asking if she's a stray (and probably hoping she is), but unlike the one she came home with, it's a breakaway one.