I think I need to send myself a sympathy card. Although I cannot be positive, I believe our friend, Gert the Groundhog, met its demise on a road a short distance from our home. I have mixed feelings about Gert not being around anymore. I won't have to worry about an actual confrontation with my K-9 girls or holes dug under and around the front porch, but I think, living in close proximity to the groundhog and giving it a name somehow made it part of the family. After all, Gert provided entertainment for me and excitement for Rozie and it did give me one sweet, sweet moment to see Xena act like a dog.