I dropped her off at 9:00 this morning. Thanks to reading all of your experiences, I am confident that Pearl will be fine. I still feel a little nervous, and hated having to leave her knowing she did not understand why Mommy wasn't taking her home. They are letting her stay in her carrier (which is her "house") with her favorite blanket and stuffed animal, so maybe she won't feel too bad. I will call to check on her at 1:00, and can hardly wait.