He is that sweet!
Flash! 8/24/00 a month later...
FIRST REPORT - 7/24/00 - Scroll
down to see 7/29/00 Report - Sugar goes home to Grace
Sugar came to rest in
front of a home where over four years ago a rescue dog named Karl
sought refuge. Karl was adopted
by Helen Mieles of Central Florida.
The owner of the house called Grace and said she had one more stray
Rottweiler in her front yard. This time, the dog was in much worse
shape than Karl. GRC members Marlen Valle and Grace Acosta went to
pick him up. Karl was dragging a 12
foot chain attached to a wide collar with a padlock! He had been
tied to a tree to wait for his rescuers. He knew his new life
was going to begin. He was the friendliest rescue we have
encountered. And so, he was named SUGAR.
We guess him to be about 3 years old.
July 24, 2000
July 29, 2000
He looked much better five days later
Now look at him a
MONTH AFTER HIS RESCUE!
I have always called it
The Miracle of Love!
a handsome boy!
Neck is raw!
His odor was unbearable. After removing his collar, Sugar was
given a bath.
He jumped right into his crate in Grace's van. He is a very loving
dog. He shakes hands if asked!
his back was oozing
and he has gained weight, and his fur is covering
taken to Tropical Park Animal Hospital in Miami, Florida where he
will go all kinds of treatments.
Gulfstream Rottweiler Club
visit our site
SUGAR IS RELEASED FROM
Saturday, July 29 - 2000
Grace picked up Sugar from the hospital and
he is now at her home.
positive for heartworms. He will not undergo treatment until he has gained
some weight and he is healthier. He was dewormed, given a bath and
dip, and put on antibiotics. He is very friendly and did not
want to leave Maria, the vet tech. Outside he did not have a problem in
jumping inside a crate in my van. As soon as he got to my house I took new
pictures. He was fed PRO PLAN Chicken & Rice, Nupro,
Omega 3 tables, and Happy Jack skin supplement. He ATE THE WHOLE
THING! Sugar is now on Keflex.
Enjoy his new pictures. I will too compare them with the ones
The Miracle of Love begins to
happen on August 8, 2000
Grace , How is Sugar? We are the coastguard family
in Jacksonville that contacted you about a adopting a rescue dog, after
losing our boy in July. We are interested to find out if Sugar is
available. Please contact us, (phone#) John & Deborah Julian
We can count his ribs!
he is looking great!
A side view from the back
the side view is getting better
I am Happy
and I want to thank all of you
who are contributing to my
I am Heartworm
treatment will start soon.
And my new family is waiting for me. I
love to read their
Grace, I told the whole family today about Sugar, we are so excited.
Visits to his web page have been from Debs family in England to NC for
Johns. We are all batting for you Sugar. Our home in the country is
waiting and we can wait as long as it takes. See you soon Andy ,Debbie
& Haley Julian
and on 8/13/00
How are you doing lately? We haven't heard from you for a while. We do
know that you are extremely busy with your all your boys and girls. Hope
they are all doing well. My wife Debbie and I were wondering how Sugar is
doing? Is he responding to treatment alright? We are anxious to see more
pictures of him if possible. We really hope he pulls through. If there is
anything we can do to help, please let us know. Hope to hear from you
Andy and Debbie Julian
and on 8/23/00
Grace, Just a Hi from Jacksonville. We see the area
is about to get a little wet!! Our thoughts are with you. We did hurricane
Irene when we were down there, not too bad. We know you have lots of bad
weather experience, nevertheless, take care. Big kisses to Sugar from us.
Good luck at the vets, can't wait for his update, we are so exited.
regards, Debbie & Andy
HIS FINAL JOURNEY
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
On September 6th, 2000
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,
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
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"
Andy, Debbie and Haley Julian
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.
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"
Grace, thank you!
Please, tell others that Guardian Angels do exist.
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!!!
the best "kennel" I have ever been in! The floor
is sooo soft!
And those white "beds" behind me look very
I am going to write to you, Grace. As soon as I find where the
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,
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
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
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."