First, thank you for all your well wishes and supportive comments. It's been quite a day. We haven't found Maggie, although we have searched the entire property several times. Also, Mike and I have both used our hiking poles to walk across an expanse of overgrown and dense juniper bushes where she likes to hide. This evening, we walked the perimeter of the property for the second time, and also went down into our woods that are overgrown and dense. We're using a flashlight, hoping to see her glowing eyes. So far, nothing. Occasionally, we think we hear her, but it's probably just wishful thinking.
We sent an email with pictures to all of the people on our Neighborhood Watch list. We received a few supportive responses, but no one has reported seeing her. We live far from our nearest neighbor, and so it's extremely unlikely she's at a neighbor's house or locked in a neighbor's garage. If she is around, we believe she is somewhere on our own acreage.
So, all of that to say we know nothing. If she is outside and hiding, it seems we're just going to have to hope and wait. And if she isn't...well, there isn't a whole lot to say about that, and I don't want to even think about it. We're closing off the doors to the laundry room where the kitty door is located, so that Smitty is corralled for the night. We're leaving the kitty door open for Maggie and putting all her favorite items in the room hoping we'll find her when we get up in the morning. Beyond that, there's nothing else to report.
Of course, I will post immediately if anything changes. Until then...waiting and hoping.