As I cat who was lost for several months myself, I know the best way to search for a lost cat.
Charlie, my assistant was missing for a week. Mrs. Hodges went and looked for Charlie during the day, calling out his name, and shaking a small bowl of his food.
But, Mrs. Hodges didn’t find Charlie by looking during the day. I had to instruct her on the best way to find a lost cat. I don’t understand why she didn’t talk to me sooner. I know more about how to find a lost cat, than a person every could.