Buddy went roaming one day, nothing new, but he never came back. I've looked everywhere. I know he would come home if he were able. I'm afraid there may be a cat-hater in the area. Many cats on the rural street where we live have turned up missing lately. Strange thing is, it's primarily male cats that have disappeared. I've raised buddy for 11 years, since the day he was born, which was coincidentally on my birthday. I miss him tremendously.