"All cats have nine lives," Mother says. Gracie has already used two of her nine lives, having been very sick twice at Christmas and almost dying. After her first brush with death, Gracie starts to gain weight. She gets fat, and fatter, and fatter. Mother always explains that Gracie is not really fat, "she just has a little head." But when Gracie stops eating, "even her favorite treats," everyone is worried about her, and everyone wants to try and make her better. See how she gets well again "just in time for Christmas" in this sweet story for all ages.