First of all, thank you for your help. We’re very pleased with your service. Not only did you always respond to our calls promptly, but you and Heidi make a great team. Even though we didn’t like the outcome (it would have been thrilling to find Gaia, alive and well), it answered our doubts. Without your service, we may still be wondering what happened to her. Putting everything together, our best guess is that she went outside and headed to the other end of the house and came across a rabbit or other critter and took off after it, running into the road without awareness of the traffic. THANKS again to you and Heidi for your help. We will be sure to refer you to others who have missing pets.