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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Special Gift Box:
Smiley Cassanova

Sugar Bear

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Trupanion Pet InsuranceRainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-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 is as sweet as her name

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 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Little BitEveMisty the
Angel Kitty

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The Sweet Scoop

My First Rainbow Bridge Anniversary

May 23rd 2015 10:29 am
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Thank you to all who remembered me yesterday. I'd like to share Mama J's blog post. XX - Sugar

Dear Sugar,
One year ago today, I held you in my arms for the last time.

We had a great last day together. I smelled your fur and listened to your soft meow. I felt your purr as you laid on top of me. I scratched your chin and your whiskers brushed against my cheeks. You ate your favorite foods and you laid in the sweet grass under the geranium in the backyard. You gave me lots of "sugar" and I kissed you at least a million times. We put a lot of love into that day.

And then, the time came and you flew to the Rainbow Bridge, where there is no pain, no cancer, only love and light. As your spirit left your body, I stroked your fur and told you over and over, "I love you".

Some things have changed since you left. I have a new job, and I drive a new car.

We have two new kitties in our family. And Sugar, they are boy cats! Yes, boy cats! I think you would like them and I know they would love you.

Chai is no longer with us here on Earth, but then you know that. I know that your paws were the first to take hers as she left my arms and crossed the Rainbow Bridge in February.

Little Bit is the new counter kitty. Who knew? I know you're whispering in her ear because she does so many of the things that you used to do as she sits beside me every morning and evening. She walks across the keyboard and nudges my hand as I use the mouse, just like you did.

The princess trees in the backyard have grown even taller. And now a lovely windchime with your name on it hangs in one them among the beautiful purple flowers. It was a gift from dear friends who love you and miss you too. When I hear its lovely chime I know it's you letting me know that you are flying by on your angel wings.

The lavender bed is gone. It has been replaced by a catnip garden where memorial stones for Chai and you rest, side by side.

But one thing has not changed, my Sweet Brave Warrior. I love you today as much as I loved you a year ago. You are always with me, my heart kitty, because Love Wins. I think of you and I miss you every day.

Your legacy here on Earth continues. The Sugar Rub Feline Mammary Cancer Fund at Penn Vet is at over 50% of our goal and growing. I hope to see the study start next year.

Through Sugar Rub!, you are saving lives. Miracle's mom found her mammary tumor because she gives her kitties monthly Sugar Rubs. More than one kitty has been spayed before first heat, because her parent read on the Sugar Rub! Facebook page that it lowers the likelihood of mammary cancer by 90%.

In October, I will walk 39 miles in New York, in your memory. Your aunties and I will walk together in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk to end breast cancer and raise awareness that pets get breast cancer too. And once again, you will walk with me.

Although you no long live with us here on Earth, you are still doing extraordinary things, Sugar. You and your valiant fight against breast cancer have not been forgotten.

I love you Sugar Bear, now and forever. Give Misty and Chai a cheek rub from me OK?

Mama J


My Gotcha Day

February 12th 2015 5:57 pm
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Thank you to everyfur who remembered me on my Gotcha Day. This was my first one at the Rainbow Bridge so it was hard for me and I know that Mama J was sad and especially missed me that day.

I never dreamed how busy I would be at the Rainbow Bridge! I am on the official greeting committee and I get to fly new angels to the Master Wingmaker for their custom-designed wings. They we head to the Butterfy Meadow for flying lessons. When we finish it is always exciting to watch our new angels head back to earth for their first visit with their loved ones.

Remember that your angels are always with you in spirit. We leave you little signs that we have visited - so keep your eyes open!



Meowlo From the Rainbow Bridge

September 7th 2014 9:40 am
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I have been at the Bridge over three months now and I've seen so many of my friends here!

Once I got my wings I was able to fly down and visit Mama J. She loves it when I fly through the wind chimes in the backyard and say Meowlo to her. I run through the house too and a couple of times she has seen me!

I was warmly welcomed into the Pink Angel Brigade by Tallulah, Nat Cat, Bella, Avail, and Stripey. We all have pink wings and we sprinkle pink angel dust on our earth friends and family who need comfort and healing. Each kitty on earth who is fighting mammary cancer has a member of the Pink Angel Brigade assigned to be their Pink Guardian Angel. Sadly we are very busy because mammary cancer is the third most common cancer in cats. I just got assigned to a new kitty today. Her name is Lisa and she is recovering from her second mastectomy.


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