Here's the sad news about our Gracie Girl: Looks like we're going to have to put her down. It's arranged for 11:30 a.m. We're heading down now to spend a little time with her and say our good-byes. It's a hard thing to do right before Christmas, but then, no time is a good time to lose a good friend. She has a complete intestinal blockage. It will require a big surgery, even if that could help, and there are no guarantees. At her age, it doesn't seem the best choice. She is suffering, and we feel that doing a procedure that invasive will simply prolong the inevitable. Thank you for all your well wishes and purrs.