Have you ever lost a pet? It can be very stressful and emotional when a pet escapes, gets lost and can’t find it’s way back home. Especially if there are young children in the house, you want to make sure you find that pet as soon as possible, and you cross your fingers that the pet is alive.

Christopher Ingraham turned to Twitter to share a drama that unfolded when his cat, Ella, ran away from home. As he mentions in future tweets on the thread, he has three children under 5, so you can only imagine how urgent it felt to find the lost pet.

It all started when Ingraham’s wife posted about the lost cat on Facebook. That alerted the community that the family cat was lost, and Ingraham decided to tweet a play by play of the mission to find the missing cat. Buckle in for the ride.