Excerpts from an actual email we got today from our new next door neighbor:
Hi New Neighbors!... I opened my front door this a.m. (approx. 11:00) and the sweetest, fluffy, white kitty with orange markings was at my door and came on in. I was wondering if he/she belongs to you?
Oh dear lord. Of course she does.
I am equal parts mortified that we are so irresponsible as to not notice that our cat was missing and impressed that Lucy would have the guts to attempt the great escape.