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Sugar LaRocca

sugar larocca

Feb, 1996 – Feb, 21, 2012

Sugar was an Australian Red Heeler, born Feb, 1996. She was six weeks old when I got her from a small farm house South of San Antonio, TX. She cried the whole way home. But what is important is, so many years ago, I sat among a group of puppies and, she, came up to me, and sat in my lap. She looked up at me and said “I’m the one”. And, I said, “She’s the one!” Although she was guaranteed to be ready to go with all shots and de-wormed, she had worms. She pooped spaghetti next day after we met the most important vet of her life! She was my sleeping and play, love, partner from that point. But at 6 years of age she started limping in her back leg. And we did our vet visit and thought it was a sprain. But 6 weeks later, she was still limping. After a biopsy, it was diagnosed as cancer with a 50/50 chance after amputation. So our special vet amputated her leg and we did chest x-rays for the next 12 months in fear of it coming back. But it did NOT! She then, helped me and my mom through cancer. She helped me through divorce. I believe I only asked for her, my Sugar, from my divorce. As I know she was the most special soul. She helped me though job changes. Ran to my dad as he went through loss. And she became so muscular and loved being there for others. As I lived around many war heroes, who were amputees themselves, she created love. It was so much to learn from. For me, and many others. In the end, she gave to the elderly part of life. But I must say, she still communicated to me. I knew her. I miss her. I will not be the same without her. She was the most special dog, anyone who came into her presence. God Bless my SUGAR!

Funeral Home:
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX
US 78220

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