Well, our worst fears have been realized. The collar is missing. My pet was on an outing over the weekend with her new friends, had to remove the collar for some activity involving water, and it got misplaced. I must stress that in my mind it’s not her fault, she expected it to be there when she went to put it back on, and it just wasn’t. To her credit, she looked all over where she was, and even went back to the place where she’d been earlier in the day (not a small feat!) and looked for it diligently. But as what happens in many cases, it was not to be found. So its on to a new place, where I hope it has many interesting adventures. Certainly something like this sucks, but we move on.