Not your problem. A grown cat can run his own life.... at least some of the time. Give him a few more days before you ask law enforcement to put out some kind of Amber Alert. (We on the West Coast need to recover from the one last week before we get jacked up for your missing cat.)
Have you tried to kick a cat's tail? All narrow and squiggly and all?
God made them a loaf-shaped, football like animal so as to give would-be human kickers half a target. OTOH, you can't kick a purring cat.
He's the cat (man) who says, "You know honey, the whole time I was driving home I was thinking about how to explain it best: Sleeping with her convinced me that I really love you," and doesn't see why that is a problem.
It was the best, most effective "make up" thing he could think to say.