Please keep Ms. Ripley in your prayers. She has not been herself for quite sometime. After lots of testing, we finally found out what the problem was, yesterday. It is such a relief to at least know what's wrong. Ripley has a mass in her intestines and it may be cancerous. She is having surgery on August 21 to remove the mass, and hopefully, that will be the solution to all her problems. It is quite scary not knowing how old Ripley is, whether we should put her through this or not. We are guessing that she is 9 or 10 years old. Nonetheless, I want to keep her as comfortable as possible and I think the surgery is necessary to maintain that comfortable quality of life, or at least give her the best chance. With everything we have been through with our pets, I don't know why we have yet to purchase pet insurance.