Sugar our Sweet Brave Warrior

Domestic Shorthair
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Home:San Francisco, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Sugar Bear

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Trupanion Pet InsuranceRainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
February 3rd 2008

September 27th 2001

Brown Tabby


When food is late!

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Nap Spot:
Any sunpuddle.

Favorite Food:

She can tell time.

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
On Super Bowl Sunday 2008 we went to Maddie’s Adoption Center at the San Francisco SPCA to find a playmate for our kitty Little Bit. I was wandering around looking in the rooms and reading the bios on the windows and I found one that sounded like a good fit. She was a six year old tabby who had been at Maddie’s for six months. I looked into the room but I could not see a kitty. Then I looked down and saw that she was at the door looking up and meowing at me. A volunteer took us in the room and we sat down on the floor. The kitty immediately jumped in my lap and gave me a nose kiss. Then she jumped in Bill’s lap and gave him a nose kiss. Bill said, "Who do we make the check out to?". Her name at the shelter was Colette, but on the way home we renamed her Sugar.

In January 2013, Sugar was diagnosed with feline mammary gland cancer. She had a lumpectomy and unilateral mastectomy. Her tumor was malignant, which is not surprising since that is the case with a high percentage of feline mammary tumors. The surgeon did not see any evidence of the cancer in her lymph nodes or lungs. In April of 2013 she had a local recurrence and that tumor was removed, then followed by five rounds of chemotherapy. Sugar celebrated 1 year in remission in April 2014 and shortly thereafter we discovered her cancer had returned in her lungs and chest. Our Sweet Brave Warrior journeyed to Rainbow Bridge on May 22, 2014. We will love and miss her forever.

Forums Motto:
Sugar Rub!

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 27th 2013 More than 1 year!

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My Tenth Life

May 24th 2014 3:51 pm
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Dear Friends,

On May 22, 2014 I made my crossing to the Rainbow Bridge. From the moment Mama J had noticed my labored breathing nine days earlier we had hoped and prayed that the cause was something that could be managed or even cured. But that was not to be. So Mama J and Daddy B made the hardest decision that our parents ever make, to give me that final unselfish gift of love.

My crossing to the Rainbow Bridge was very peaceful. I was in our home where I have always been safe, loved, warm and protected. Mama J and Daddy B were with me. Mama J wrapped me in her arms and Daddy B and Dr. Calvin stroked my fur. The last words I heard on earth were Mama J saying, "We love you." Then I began my journey to this beautiful place where there is no pain, no cancer, no cruelty, only light and love.

My time on earth is over but my 10th life has just begun. My mission to raise awareness of breast cancer in animals continues. I hope you'll join me in my mission my friends.

XX Sugar


Asking for Big Purrs Tomorrow

May 9th 2013 1:57 pm
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Hello my friends. It has been sometime since I've written here. It's hard cuz the news I have to share is not what I'd like it to be.

About 2 1/2 weeks ago Mom gave me a Sugar Rub! and she found a lump in the very same place as the first one. Well she was so upset and disappointed too since my prognosis after my unilateral mastectomy had been so good.

I went to the oncologist the next day and two days later I had surgery to remove it. Turns out is was a local recurrence and there was some good news, it had not gone into my lymph nodes and my lung x-ray was clear.

The not so good news is that now I have to have chemotherapy. My first treatment is tomorrow.

Please purr for me that the chemo will get rid of any cancer cells that may still be there *and* that I tolerate it well.

And please be sure your humans give you your Sugar Rubs!! Both of my lumps were found by my mom!!



An article in the Catster Magazine! Thank You Castster!

April 4th 2013 12:45 pm
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Me-wow yesterday Mom's article about me and feline breast cancer was in the Catster Magazine! How pawsome is that??

We sure do appreciate that Catster is helping us get the word out about animal mammary cancer!

In case you were busy catnapping and didn't get a chance to read it here's the web address of the story: -cats

Thanks again to Catster and all of my purrtabulous furiends who are part of the Sugar Rub! mission.


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