I have always had a cat and I learned with time that he decides to come in and out when he wants. If he wants to do a big tour of the neighborhood, he'll go.
To come back ... The smartest and the most adventurous always find their way home, but domestic cats, who are not used to go outside, may simply not know how to find the way home!
This is what happened with my neighbor who was really sad this week. Her cat Manouche is declawed and he should not have been outside. He was out there for 5 long days.
After the 3rd day, my neighbor heard about this trick and she is convinced that this is what helped Manouche to come back home.
She placed the litter on the balcony, without cleaning it, so that he could recognize his smell.
It seems that a cat can feel and recognize its litter 2 kilometers away!
So, if your kitty runs away from the house and does not come back, place the litter on the balcony. Your cat will come back to you!
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