The cat came back the very next day
The kitten was still absent this morning and the crew (including Peter) was eager to watch me sculpt a new one. Grant mixed the epoxy as I welded up a new armature. The problem with the first kitten was its (according to them) was its ginormous size. I maintained it was just a BIG and healthy kitten. The crew all offered helpful suggestions and comments as I made the armature and began the sculpting. They wanted to make sure I got it right this time. Since this kitten was about half the size of the original it took much less time to sculpt. When I was finished and the kitten was permanently mounted in place they all gave their enthusiastic approval. I’ll believe it if the kitten is still there tomorrow.