Jasper escaped last night and was missing for an hour and a half. I was just finishing up listing him on findtoto.com when he found his way home. I don't think I could have slept last night he had still been missing.
Today, I clogged up his escape route real good with a plank that I don't think he can dislodge even if he works at it for a good hour. I also need to impress on him the importance of coming to me when I call him even when he is hot on the trail of some varmint.
On a positive note, Jasper was not followed by villagers with torches and pitchforks.
I don't like worrying the way Jasper made me worry last night. Good thing I don't have children, I reckon.