We discovered that we had forgotten a few things (most notably, the Dodeka checkbook) so I ran home this morning. It's about a 45 min. trip and traffic on a Saturday morning was light. It is a good thing I did. I discovered that Fuzz Bucket had been napping under the bed in the guest room and got closed in. So he spent close to 24 hours without food, water, or litter box in a THUNDERSTORM.
He complained to me mightily when I let him out, but has calmed down now, and seems no worse for the wear. I don't smell any political comentary, but I haven't looked very hard. I'm sure he will not be happy when I leave again, but it can't be helped.