There’s really no worse feeling than the dread you feel deep in your soul when your pet escapes or doesn’t return home.

But sometimes, their escape story is actually pretty comical, as is this case with Christopher Ingraham’s “orange moron” of a cat.

He posted to Twitter explaining that his cat had been missing for 36 hours.

But here’s where things really start to get spicy:

A man named Larry gets involved:

He found a golden cat in his room:

But then he had to go to work:

Later, though, he stops by the Ingrahams’ house to let them know about his encounter:

But he won’t let anyone in the house:

Apparently Ella isn’t all that smart:

Meanwhile, Larry got some cat food:

Ingraham decides to investigate one more time:

No sign of Ella anywhere:

But wait, there’s more:

What is Larry up to?!

He’s so laid back:

Ah ha! Ella was under the bed this whole time!

Of course, the cat was completely unphased:

Aw, yay! We’re so glad this story had a happy ending after all. We were starting to get worried with how or whether this thread was ever going to end!

Do you have any crazy pet escape stories? Let’s hear ’em!

Let us know in the comments!