Meatloaf had been away from home for almost three months. There are no barns or sheds on the property where he's been mooching, so we had not had any way to catch him and bring him home. The farmer with whose cows he was staying wasn't upset at all by his presence. "He isn't hurting anything," he said.
Friday night he called me on the phone to inform me that he had managed to trap Meatloaf in the one makeshift pen on the place, and would meet us Saturday morning to help us get him in the trailer.
Everything went well, and Meatloaf is finally home.
Welcome home, you ugly little critter.