She wasn't there.
She had come out and was sitting by the rose bush, right next to the gate that goes into the Other Girls' free ranging area.
I stroked her for a bit, then left her there. There was a small (ok, miniscule) chance that she might take herself off to bed in Go. But no.
Much, much later, she made her way down the garden and presented herself at the kitchen door.
I take that as a "Not tonight, thank you".