I am really tired this morning. I did a final sweep of the area at 12:30AM using the flashlight to sweep all the nearby bushes and brush. If she looked my way, I'd catch the reflection in her eyes. This morning at 5AM, I posted "lost cat" signs around the neighborhood, then I went deep into the woods along the paths a cat would take, usually downhill. Nothing. By 6:30AM I headed back up to home and as I walked past the back of the house, I saw her; she looked bedraggled and full of broken leaves. As I approached her she arched and hissed - clearly she was freaked out. As I called her she calmed down and approached me. We are united again. I just fed her breakfast and she is still a bit hissy. Time for lots of cuddles.