"I'm Sugar & I want you to give your pets a Sugar Rub at least once a month! sugarrub.org"
Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 12 lbs.
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February 3rd 2008
September 27th 2001
Treat Time at 7 pm (Tiki Cat)
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indoors and outdoors
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 so for now, nothing further is recommended except monitoring her very closely to detect any new tumors. We hope and pray that they got all of the cancer and that she'll have at least a few more years here on earth.
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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!!
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:
Thanks again to Catster and all of my purrtabulous furiends who are part of the Sugar Rub! mission.
March 28th 2013 5:30 pm
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Hello Catster Furiends!
Well you may have heard there is a contest going on for Modern Cat Magazine. Mom has entered me cuz it's for the Fall/Winter cover and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month she thinks it would be pawsome if I was the cover cat!
So that's the serendipitous part!
It would be a purrtastic way to get the word out about animal breast cancer that's fur sure!
We'd appreciate a vote from you. You can actually vote every 12 hours. But here's a catch, if you are a subscriber and logged in, you can only vote once. So Modern Cat suggests not being logged in when you vote.
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