and I've had a sinking feeling in my gut since I noticed he wasn't around...
I let them out to play last night and Curi took a shower with me. I dried him off pretty good (so hopefully if he got outside he isn't wet). He ran out of the bathroom and him and Crazy (the other ferret) started attacking Emma (the pitbull) and then hid under their cage. I went into the kitchen to bake caramel-peanut butter-apple bars and Crazy was in there playing with me the whole time, but Curi wasn't (which I should have noticed ugh). My boyfriend was doing laundry and left the door to the laundry room open at one point and Crazy got in and we noticed the vent was knocked off the dryer. Crazy was getting sleepy and so I put him to bed, and started looking for Curi.
It's pretty normal for them to fall asleep somewhere hidden, but they haven't been in a new spot in a long time (and normally it's Crazy that falls asleep), but Curi is short for Curious, cause he gets into everything. He's strong and a climber, so he could be anywhere.
My boyfriend and I tore the house apart looking for him. All the other doors were shut, but we searched every room. There is a spot he can get to under the cabinets, and we can't see or reach him there. Anyway we figured thats where he was and went to sleep, leaving our bedroom door open hoping he'd come see us soon.
We lost him once before a year ago, and he climbed right into bed with us in the middle of the night, but not this time. My bf and I slept terrible, waking up at every little noise. And they are both normally up and active in the morning, but we still didn't find him.
I can't imagine where he could be. We took apart the dryer and oven to make sure he hadn't died in there. Maybe I let him out accidently when I let the dogs out? We walked all around the neighborhood, but what are the odds of finding him if he got outside? I know from playing with them outside, that Crazy always wants to go home, but Curi gets distracted so easily. Maybe Emma ate him? I thought she was with me the whole time, but I'm not positive now.
I feel like a terrible mommy, I should have been watching him better of course. On the ride to work we saw a small animal in the road, but we stopped and it was definitely a squirrel. I wish I knew what to do. He's so tiny, I don't know how I'm supposed to think about work.