A neighbor one street over said their dog was sniffing around and they saw her. It happened to be someone my mom had talked to on one of the first days, and she had her husband call us while she kept an eye on Ella. She was extremely scared. When we got to where she was, we slowly tried to approach her, but she ran off. We followed her, my mom finally got about 20 feet away from her, sat down and just willed her to come, and she came.
She lost a whole freaking pound (she was only 8.5 to begin with!) and has a cut below her eye, her hair’s ratty, but she is SO happy to be home. And Leo and Chico (our Chihuahua) are so freaking happy, too!