A Rugby daughter. She has proven herself not only as a show dog....needing just her majors to finish, she has proven she can produce as well. Her first litter sired by Granite, produced our POPPY and in the repeat produced STRYKER....Ch. Kasaan Sno Haven's Fortune Stryker, .
Dear Friends & Family,
It is with a very heart and great sadness, I report the passing of our beloved SUGAR. Sugar fought and lost her last battle today.. the dreaded cancer.
As most of you are aware, Sugar came to live with us in March of 2004 at the age of 5.5 years pregnant with a mutt litter of 10, when her co-breeder/owner could not keep her any longer. Sugar promptly warmed her way into our home and our hearts and knew this was her home for the rest of her life.
A PHENOMENAL dog.. Sugar had it all, an incredible temperament, amazing maternal instincts and one of the most gorgeous Alaskan Malamutes that has ever graced this earth. An Austin daughter, and a Rugby granddaughter, how could she not be anything else??!
She became Austin's constant companion and our housedog, choosing to make her 'home' under our bed every night. Never lived her life as a housedog prior.... Sugar was THE best housedog. She NEVER pottied in the house and LOVED any living creature... human and animal.
Never leaving Austin's side and when he became ill, she then became his 'caretaker'.... and God help the dog to interfere with her duties. She knew her place on this earth and it was to take care of whom ever or whatever Surviving numerous tough blows in life.. Sugar had more lives than a cat. Her stoic attitude was definitely inherited down from her grand father Rugby. She gave more than she ever asked for in return, and LOVING her was QUITE easy. As she would do whatever was asked of her and was just happy to have US to love!!
Sugar produced several lovely children out of our Granite and has passed on her amazing attributes to not only her children, but her grandkids as well. Needing just her majors to finish, Sugar had nothing to prove to us in that department as she was a CHAMPION through and through!! And certainly didn’t need the CH in front of her name to prove that! She has now joined the rest of the KASAAN 'family' and once again will be re united with her 'mom' Ch. Kasaan's Chance Encounter and her dad 'Austin' A/C Ch. Terrapin Kasaan Look O' Fortune, ROM CGC. Sugar will ALWAYS be in our hearts and our thoughts and the only regret we have is that we didn’t get to enjoy her long enough. Although there is now another empty spot in the bedroom at night, I know her presence will always be there. Just like Austin's.
Rest in Peace, Sugar and THANK YOU for EVERYTHING you gave to us!! Especially YOUR unconditional love and TOTAL devotion!
Bonnie & Steve