Nothing could entice her to come to us. Not food, not Tabs' feather toy, nothing. She just sat there, looking at us, and after a few minutes, retired to the niche in the roof.
My husband says Pole is a free spirit and does not like being confined. She has now found a place where she can be free and away from all the other cats, and she likes it there.
She might come down when she is hungry, or maybe she won't, I don't know.
It's been 8 hours of frustration (before spotting her), 6 hours of hope (after spotting her), 6 hours of being "so near yet so far", and it's very tiring.
Each time, she was just centimetres away from my husband, so near, but would change her mind and turn away. Maybe she is afraid of being caged and confined again. A sort of "enough is enough, I want to be free" kind of attitude.
Maybe the psychic is right in saying she doesn't feel "at home" in this new place. Her home is not being confined but being free. Even in the old house, she was a free spirit. She never stayed home unless it rained heavily. At other times, she would be out on the street or in a neighbour's porch (her choice) and only came back for food.
She had a heavy breakfast this morning, so I guess it would be sometime before she gets hungry again.
Meanwhile, all I can do is to pray that Pole is safe, happy and not hungry or dehydrated.