BK - how awful for you and the neighbours, lucky the cat will be ok, I wouldn't like to come across your neighbours in a hurry if it wasn't. It's a hard one to decide what to do though, could be just a one off accidental thing, I'd keep an eye on Monny to see if she's breaking her neck to get out again now. My friend has 2 staffy's and they got hold of a cat that got into their yard and it wasn't pretty, ever since the dogs will now take to anything like rats or lizards etc & it's the female that likes to chase and get to them but they're perfect around people however the female dog has become an expert in escaping which is annoying for the owners because they don't know what she will get up to. I guess you just have to double check everything now.
JFB - yes I've registered with the other centre but was gobsmacked with how many kids per carer they have in the toddler room, it's quite large and I'm also not sure it would be the right thing to do as nothing will be familiar. It's hard to pinpoint what factor is upsetting her, probably a combo of everything...going an extra day, mostly new kids but she does know some of them and there's different teachers, one of her regular teachers moved up but she's only there the 1 day, I think on the Friday there's not much familiarity for her. She's probably overwhelmed, she is content to play one on one with some kids, but get her in a group of them and she's a different kid. She had a sleepover last night as I had my nephews wedding and she follows my friend's son like his shadow, she didn't want to come home. The other centre doesn't open until end of March so if she doesn't settle down soon I'll send her one day there and see how she is, might need the extra day anyhow as I've got a meeting with an employment agency this week, hopefully I can get some work soon.
to everyone hope you all had a dry weekend. My nephew got married on a property north of Newcastle and we were practically rained in, it was out in the sticks & the road in turned into a lake and we got told about an hr before the wedding was due to finish to get out within 15 mins as the water was rising & had to take another way out. There was a bus for most of the guests that slid off the road and got bogged and had to be pulled out by tractor. It was still a great night, nothing like a country wedding, just such a pity the weather was horrendous.