He was picked up by a Good Samaritan at least six miles from home; we're not sure of the exact location because we've not met her, it's all second hand relayed by the folk at our vets. A bit thinner but otherwise healthy, enjoyed his bath (helped get rid of seed riders...) and a meal, and definitely some one-on-one time. Smudge and Squrrel were a bit jealous, so they also received some one-on-one, and everyone received some three- and two- on-one time.
Twice. Once from me, and once from Ruthann.
And Mama Munch went off to go see Michael. Go figure.