I didn't post anything here because Mikey did... and because Janet was so heartbroken... but the phone rang tonight and it said "Janet" so my heart started pounding and I said "hello" and she said
GUESS WHO IS MUNCHING A BOWL OF DOG FOOD!!!
Somehow Max found his way back to Janet's place, AND jumped back over the fence into the backyard... out of the blue they looked over and saw him sitting at the glass door looking in at them.
They were both in tears, as was Max... he is filthy and has cactus all over and was on the bed! Janet says he is happy to be back and she doesn't think he will try that again BUT he is getting microchipped and will not be let out alone for even a minute until he has had more time to settle in and bond with them.
I was really worried because he hadn't finished his medication, but he is back safe and I am indescribably happy!
Tomorrow we go back for another, maybe the last one left - we've only seen he one the last 3 times we were out to feed.