Whew! When I realized I hadn't actually done a Cat Count before I left the house, I panicked. It was midnight. I couldn't call anyone back home to check on him at that hour.
So this morning I waited until 7:15, then huddled under the covers so I wouldn't wake anyone and called Tory to check on him. I was afraid the cat sitter would arrive to discover a missing cat after I'd already left for the airport.
"They're all here," Tory announced.
Then I could cry a little in relief. I didn't have to blow off a trip to go check my cat. They're our babies, after all.