I have the strongest urge to get in my car and drive to the vet, park in front of his office, get out of the car, and call Alpha. If you recall, a week ago I had to send Alpha to Freya and Bast.
It's sitting in my mind that Alpha's spirit may be hovering around the vet office, and that she might not be sure which direction to strike out in to get to my house. I live in one of the most densely-populated counties in America.
Not sure it will make me feel more settled, but I'll do this anyway. My school is on the edge of Camden, it's only a mile or so from the vet.
I've gotten many helpful comments lately from my three readers, and I thank you so much. It's a real bear getting past that captcha thingie, so I really appreciate your persistence.
Regarding rules for a boarding student: I guess I'd better ask Heir and Spare. Can't recall them breaking many rules, especially the ones that get you arrested.