The other day it was cold and rainy here in the Ozarks. I let Melon outside and there he stayed for many hours. It was getting dark and icy so my husband and I suited up for the cold and went to hunt for Melon. We looked everywhere and I started to back track on a hunch. Sure enough he was dry and happy under a trailer and wood. He was spooked and a bit jumpy but otherwise just fine.
Once he was back inside the house he was a happy camper once more. We think the shepherds were chasing a predator and he got caught up in the chase.