SUGAR
Some before and after shots
(Last update November 3, 2000 at the end of the page)

HIS FINAL JOURNEY HOME!
You are going to read about his final days with me before heading to his new home. Sugar needed his heartworm treatment and a month after he would be neutered. I knew he had one more month here.   His new family, the Julians, were anxiously waiting for "their" boy.  Read below some of the emails I received from the Julians.

On September 6th, 2000

Hi Grace, 
I hope I'm not bugging you too much, but is there any news/update/pictures on Sugar. The family is getting downright antsy! My daughter started a little preschool this week, and when introducing herself told everyone, "We're getting Sugardog when Grace Lady fixes him up, and he is humongous." The attention was kept in the classroom. Hope to hear from you soon, Take care down in the South. Regards,   
Debbie Julian

SUGAR went for his heartworm treatment on Monday, September 11th, 2000. He remained at the vet's office for a week and came back home with me to wait one more month before neutering.

September 26, 2000

Hello Grace,
How are you and your family of big boys and girls doing lately? Was just looking at some of the pictures on your site again. We love them. Debbie and I were just wondering how Sugar is doing. Is he going to pull through his treatment? We think about him a lot. We are also missing our boy Maxwell. If you could give us any kind of an update we would be grateful. Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you (or Sugar - "BOOF" haha).
Andy, Debbie and Haley Julian

SUGAR was neutered on Thursday, October 5th, 2000. Spent two days at the vet and came home to meet his new family.  Andy, Debbie, and Haley drove over 6 hours to pick him up on October 7th, 2000.


Andy, Haley and Debbie Julian first photo with Sugar!
Talk about Guardian Angels!  Andy and Debbie were the Guardian Angels assigned to Sugar.  They did not belong to any Rottweiler list.  They found the story of Sugar surfing the Internet.  When they saw the first pictures of Sugar their hearts clicked! The "rescue assignment" became clear!  The Julians responded to God's calling without hesitation and wrote telling me they wanted to adopt Sugar. 

"Don't cry for me, Grace. 
I am leaving you but I will always love you. 
This is my new car and shortly I will be in my "forever" home. 
Grace, thank you! 
Please, tell others that Guardian Angels do exist.

GOD loves all of us!


FIRST DAY AT HIS NEW HOME - 10/8/00
his picture is below, but first READ what SUGAR has to say himself!!!

"This is the best "kennel" I have ever been in!  The floor is sooo soft! 

 And those white "beds" behind me look very comfortable, too.

I am going to write to you, Grace. As soon as I find where the computer is."

                        Love you,

                       Your Sugar

Hi Grace!
I know you were probably thinking about me and I just wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful trip to my new home. Andy, Debbie and Haley are so nice to me. They petted and talked to me on that long ride to my new home. I was able to stop a couple of times on the way there and get out and have a good stretch which I appreciated very much.
I just love my new home. I got to meet an old granny dog named "Ninja." She is smaller than me but she is nice. I also got to meet a cat named "Marley." He is gray and I think he might be a little bit scared of me. I don't really know what to make of him yet, because every time I see him he runs away. I think he is friendly though.
I had a good sniff around and everything is pretty nice up here. I have a big yard to play in with my new family that I just love. I was sure to walk around and pee on all the bushes so everyone knows I am here. I started to put my leg up on a couch last night, But Debbie told me no so I went outside and had a pee instead.
Grace, I miss you but I think I will really like living here. The Julians are very nice and I love them too. They told me that you could come visit me sometime. I sure hope you will. I love you and want to thank you for saving me. You will always be very special to me.
Hugs and kisses,
Sugar

10/11/00
Dear Grace:
Hopefully this will work. Pictures from Saturday. This boy is great, he loves life. Settled in without a hitch. He can be very rowdy and is very playful, ALWAYS got a kiss for you. He does his basic commands, walks great on a leash, very polite to passers by, and weighed in at 89.9# on Sunday. I am trying to hook us up with Rottie-l. Again a big thank you!!!
Regards, Andy, Debbie & Haley

10/16/00
Dear grace, 
 Sugar is now a part of our life and we love him. He is very good, pleasant and would be a very good ambassador for rotties. He is in the garden checking out squirrels now.
I do write with some anticipation though, I noticed on Thursday he had a lump under his Right side of the jaw bone. He had also picked his stitches out, though it is healing around the edges. The lump is of 'significant' concern, according to our vet. He therefore went to surgery on Friday and we await his biopsy this week. He recovered real well. Andy stayed with him and by the evening he was ready for any action! 
We will of course let you know. 
Regards     Deborah Julian

"Goodbye to all!  My life has begun now. I will always be grateful to all those who contributed to my recovery.  May God bless, you all. I am leaving my "home" at Grace's house to a pregnant Rottweiler from Animal Control. This girl and her babies don't know what awaits for them. Guardian Angels are everywhere for us."
SUGAR
Do you want to read my whole story? Click below 
http://www.acostarottweilers.com/sugar.htm
UPDATE , NOVEMBER 3, 2000

on October 11, 2000

Dear Grace:
Hopefully this will work. Pictures from Saturday. This boy is great, he loves life. Settled in without a hitch. He can be very rowdy and is very playful, ALWAYS got a kiss for you. He does his basic commands, walks great on a leash, very polite to passers by, and weighed in at 89.9# on Sunday. I am trying to hook us up with Rottie-l. Again a big thank you!!!
Regards, Andy, Debbie & Haley
On October 23, 2000
Grace,
     Just heard from our vet,
                                   
Biopsy is NEGATIVE
It is 'inflammatory scar tissue suggestive of a penetrating injury with a foreign body embedded.' Our vet recommends we watch it as it may try to work itself out and cover him with antibiotics to prevent infection. He may have been shot as he has a small scar on his shoulder and very mildly 'swings' that leg out. He is also very nervous of cracking sounds, like the cupboard doors etc. She will do x-rays on Thursday. She is a wonderful vet and we have every confidence in her. She also recommended huge doses of TLC, I will guarantee that one. I put more pictures in the mail today.
                                                      Regards Deborah Julian
Ps. Please spread this news everywhere!!

on October 26, 2000

Sugar got a bill of health today. He is all healed up on his neuter site, The lump has started to recede on antibiotic therapy. Just needs a few more muscles and padding.
No further treatment for him. BOOOOFFF, BOOF. Does that sound like one happy rot!!!
Great job on Celia, you did it again Grace!!    
Regards Deborah & Andy Julian
SUGAR'S LATEST PICTURES...


Sugar and his new buddy Haley


Sugar and Andy


This is me after some tender loving care!


THIS IS LIFE!!!!

edited 11/3/00