Kate shook her head, rattling the box of dried cat food again. The back yard was bereft of any feline presence no matter what she did.
‘Look I’m sure he’ll be back when you come home from school.’
‘But its been two days mum, Mr Dumbledore has never been away that long. Ever!”
“Well we’re running late for school, so Mr Dumbledore will have to take care of himself. Now go get your shoes.”
Kate sat a little longer, rattling the box, listening out for the tinkle of Mr D’s bell.
Wondering where her best friend had gone.