There really was only one place left that she could be if she was still in the house. The den serves to store a lot of items that I need to go through and sort. Yet here I am all these few years later and I have not done that yet. I did mention that I am a guy who has lived alone until just recently right? lol. Anyway, I get up early here on the west coast so that I can stay informed as to early morning news from the east coast. So while I was sitting here earlier this morning I decided to search everything on the one side of the den and make sure she wasn't there, and then move everything over to that side from the other side.
No easy task since there are a lot of things stored in the den. Yet, with purpose I decided that instead of hoping I could coax her out of the den if she was in there, I would re-stack the den to find out if she was actually in there. I finally moved everything over to one side until I was at the last items, some chests that I am storing for a very good long time friend. I realized that the chests were on little legs and where not directly flat on the floor. So steadily, knowing that if she wasn't under the chests she was not in the den I took my flashlight and looked. Too my heart's content, there she was in the far corner and the absolute last place she could have been. I have found her and now I will let her come out at her own pace. :)