The little b*****d gave us the fright of our lives!
Left the spare room door open when we went to bed on Thursday, mainly because every night he's tried several times to dig his way out, but also because he's already ventured out a bit, so it wasn't all new and scary.
Next morning he'd vanished.
We searched everywhere about three times (it's only a small house). Then DH noticed that one of the downstairs windows wasn't locked - it wasn't open, but it could be pushed open, and Vincent's definitely strong enough. Only thing was, if he'd done a bunk out the window, he would have to have closed it again from the outside.
I was so fraught with worry that by the end of the day I'd started to believe he'd done this.
Turns out he'd found a loose kickboard in the kitchen and got underneath a cupboard.
He stayed there all day Saturday, venturing out late in the evening (he's definitely a night bird).
We've blocked the route underneath the cupboard now, and he's fine - I took this picture of him sitting on the stairs about 20 minutes ago (he's still there).
Most of the time he looks like he wants to kill someone, but it's just his face - he's a big softie. I've even had a purr out of him a couple of times.
He's a proper ninja - he's so quiet he can slip by without anyone noticing.