Our family pet went missing

Friday night was like any typical night...dinner, a little tv and then we let the dogs out before calling it a night. This Friday night, however, went much differently. Much worse. Our family pet (Lexi) managed to disappear into the night within just a few minutes of letting her out. We’re not sure if, at her advanced age, she just became disoriented and couldn’t find her way back. It’s hard to believe she could vanish as quickly as she did but our subdivision is very dark and she’s nearly all black. We’ll continue to search and hope and pray we, or someone in our neighborhood, find her. Heartbreaking, so say the least. I don’t know how we’re going to explain this to our 4 and 3 year old boys if she doesn’t come home. :(