On this day, the yellow jackets seemed to be attracted to the rotting apples in people’s yards. They will also visit decaying flesh. Mu worked hard for about 90 minutes, and then he just kept steering me toward the car with his tail tucked between his legs. I don’t like to see him upset. We called off the search, and I gave the cat’s owner tips on what steps to take next. At least Mu didn’t find any remains this time.
To try to make it up to Mu, I took him to the lake for some fetch. He was happy to play, and I think it made the day better for him.