The header says it all — we don’t have anything definitive yet. We got two new leads based on all of the outreach. One turned out to be a neighborhood dog that had gotten loose and has since found its way home. The other many of you saw in the comments and forwarded to us — it’s a secondhand sighting so we’re trying to track down the person who thinks she saw Mari to get a firsthand account. As of now, the tail markings sound fox-like, but we’re following up on everything.
It’s good to have the phone ringing again, but we haven’t been able to confirm or eliminate the tip that Mari was picked up. I hope she was — I like the idea of her being indoors, getting regular meals and belly rubs rather than staying wary and hidden and cold and scavenging trash. She’s a lovable, loving, and loved creature who should be in someone’s home tearing squeakers out of stuffed toys and begging for hummus.