My cat's name is Devon. My daughter volunteered at an animal shelter and convinced us to adopt him. We already had a dog in the house, although, eventually both him and Devon became best buddies. Devon is a timid cat. He gets scared with loud noises. Last friday, we had opened the door to let my dog out and my husband was smoking. Devon loves to sit on the ledge of the door and get all his smells in. When my husband came in, he asked my daughter where Devon was. She told me that he must have darted upstairs so we closed the door. When we were getting ready to go to bed, we realized he was not there. We looked outside for him but he was nowhere. My heart goes out because it was very windy that day, and windy and raining again the next day. He must have found a safe space, I hope. I have been leaving food trails for him, but he has not come back. I'm leaving the back door open so he can return, but no sign of him so far. Needless to say, like so many other owners, I'm devastated. I have hired scent tracking service. They are coming later today, and I'm afraid of being hopeful. Everynight, I do something new and feel hopeful and every morning, I'm disappointed to not find him in my bed. Does anyone know if the sounds outside due to wind will keep a timid cat tucked away in their hiding place? Is it a good idea to look for them in windy weather? Keeping him in my prayers and hoping to see him soon. I miss cuddling against him. I love him so much.