Posted by Max | Posted on 5/23/2014 08:12:00 PM

Guys, this is Sugar and one of her people, Jeanette.

Like the Woman and a bunch of other of our friends, Jeanette has been walking for boobies for a long time.

A year ago in January, Sugar was diagnosed with feline mammary cancer.


Breast cancer.

The very thing her person walked against.

Yesterday Sugar lost her fight and made her way to the Bridge. She had a great life and was so well loved, that I'm pretty sure she was okay with it being time to go. After all, what more can a kitty ask for? She had a home any kitty would want, and her people fought hard for her. They loved her as hard as they fought for her.

Sugar leaves a heck of a legacy behind. Her people started an organization in her name, Sugar Rub, to educate pet owners about breast cancer in animals and there is a research group founded in her name at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. The work being done in her name will go on and on, long after you and I are gone, and that makes me happy.

In July, the Woman is walking in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk along with Sugar's mom and a bunch of other ladies. Now, the Woman already has her funds raised for that, but if you're looking for a way to help the boobies AND have a tax deductible donation, please consider donating to one of her team mates.  They each have to raise at least $1800 to walk.

You can also donate to the Sugar Rub! Feline Mammary Cancer Fund.

But mostly, think good thoughts for Sugar's people, because they are 163 kinds of sad right now, missing their furry kid. 

Comments (23)

We will purr for them. That is very sad.

Poor Sugar. The irony is cruel.

I can't even imagine... dam blurry screen.

Purrs to Sugar's human. :-( People forget that this horrible disease can happen to kitties too.

We purr fer Sugar an her Bein...

So sad, we knew Sugar from Catster.

Purrs to Sugars' humans.

Oh Max, we are sorry to hear about Sugar.
Comforting purrs for her family.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure, JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Wow, yeah prayers and stuff go out to Sugar and her family. Could be there is a welcoming committee of cats where Sugar is and things will be purr-fect for her as she gets adjusted to her new world.

50 zillion kinds of sad! We will purray for her family and hope Sugar had a wonderful welcoming party OTRB!

We are truly deeply sorry to hear about this.

We is so sorry to hear Sugar lost her battle with cancer. Mom bean's eyes are leaking 'cuz she knows how much Sugar's beans must be hurting right now.

We are sending our purrs.

Sasha Sami, & Saku

That is all sad. Mum checks for lumps and bumps when she gives us our pets.

Very sorry Sugar's time came to leave. We can imagine her family is sad. ;(

it is always sad when there is a parting, but what a wonderful legacy Sugar's people have created, and I am sure it will improve the lives of others for years to come.

We're so sorry to hear about Sugar.

Is there a link for where to donate? Sugar and Jeanette -- very special!

Aw, Sugar was a beauty. I will purr for her people because she is fine at the Bridge, but it is always tough for the Humans when one of us runs off. You are a Good Boy, Max.

Such sad news for family and friends. Many purrs coming your way for healing the sadness.

Thank you for this blog post Max. We are very sad and we miss our Sweet Brave Warrior very much. Someone asked about the link - like the Woman I have also met my goal for the Avon walk - a contribution to the Sugar Rub! Fund at Penn Vet would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your kind thoughts.


Please let Sugars family know we share their sad. But what a gift to help others in her memory.

Many purrs for Jeanette and Sugar's family. This has to be a very difficult loss for them! I am sure Skeezix and many others were there to show sweet Sugar around her new home.

We are so sorry to hear about Sugar and are thinking healing thoughts for her family. Our sisfur Winky died from Feline Mammary Cancer too, last November. It stinks. Purrs for all.

Spunky, Buddy, Honey and Toby the Brat. And the Mom too.