A Note From Grandma Cat

Grandma and Sanjee

To our many online animal friends:

Robyn and I are grateful for the emotional and financial support you gave us as we moved
to this day when we had to say goodbye to our beloved, Sanjee. As you can see from the angel picture Robyn posted, she was beautiful!!

Robyn rescued Sanjee from a feral litter a few days after 9/11, after we had to say goodbye to our 18 year old cat Chloe. She was only 4 weeks old and weighed only about 1 lb. Needless to say she grew into a big, fancy gal! Boni Maroni came to live with us when Sanjee was about 6 months old and they were buddies who slept together on Robyn’s desk until the other Hotties (Mini, Pepi and Gree) were rescued. After that Sanjee retreated to my bedroom (her sancturary) and completely ignored and avoid the other cats to this day.

In 2003, Robyn moved out of town for a while and Sanjee became my charge and my bed buddy for the rest of her life. She started sleeping on the foot of my bed and stayed there until today. Even when Robyn moved back to Richmond, Sanjee had her own bedroom (mine) with her personal litter box, food and drinking fountain. She was unique in that we could never train or tempt her with any cat treats—she only ate her own cat food and turned her nose up at chicken, turkey or ham (I think she ate ham once). In later years, she enjoyed having her belly rubbed and standing on the bookcase at the foot of my bed to be brushed.

Animal lovers know how meaningful a relationship with one’s pet can be. I will miss Sanjee calling me to come see her (in her room), when I come home from work, and jumping on the bookcase to let me know she needed rubbing. There are hundreds of other things about her that I will miss. Most of all I will miss my furry, dear friend.

Again, thank you all for your loving support of us. You are very special, wonderful people!!
Blessings and Peace,

Sanjee’s Grandma Cat of
The House of Mostly Black Cats


PS from Mom Robyn: I didn’t rescue Sanjee per se. She picked me by crawling out of the box the kind people who had captured her from behind a garage had her in and crawling right up my arm. 🙂

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39 Responses to A Note From Grandma Cat

  1. Miles Meezer says:

    Oh GrandmaCat I knows that Sanjee loved you so much – we would talk about it all the time. I love you too! I’m sending you many furry headbutts and purrrsss.

  2. Sanjee was a lovely kitty that we will all miss. Sending hugs to her Grandma

  3. Kathy & Meow Girls says:

    Dear Grandma cat,
    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful gal cat. I know you will miss her. And no other cat will ever replace her. But what a lovely angel she is now. This is not an easy time for you, I know. But I want to thank you and Robyn for sharing Sangee with us.

  4. a lovely tribute to wonderful girl….we hope that happy memories of Sanjee help you all through this time.

  5. what a wonderful story! sanjee will always be with us – but we know how hard it is to only have the memories left, and not the little purring body itself….. sending love and purrs,
    the cat realm

  6. Cheysuli says:

    What a lovely tribute to Miss Sanjee. She was a very lucky cat to have the two of you- And we are so sorry for your loss, which comes much too soon (although doesn’t it always?)

  7. Cathy Keisha says:

    Thank you Grandma Cat for loving Sanjee so much and for sharing her with us. She was a wonderful ladycat, who will be missed by her furrends all over the world.

  8. Cookie Man Cat Home says:

    We are sad to hear that Sanjee had to go to the Rain Bow!! Sanjee has been a good friend from the very beginning (pawpawty then nipclub) Sanjee will always be loved and never forgotten!! Sanjee’s spirit will live on in all of us.I know that Sanjee soul will always be near and live forever among us.This is not good bye but a I will see you again our dear friend Sanjee! Lot’s of love to mom.Our prayers are with you!! XxO

  9. We are very sorry about your loss. We know how much it hurts to lose a beloved pet.

    Roxy & Lucky

  10. Dat was nice…we’z gonna miss Sanjee too. But we’ll meet her at da Bridge and it will be a party!

  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story Grandma Cat, we know Sanjee will live on forever in your heart.
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

  12. The Crew says:

    Sanjee will be truly missed, not only by her family, but the entire cat blogosphere.

  13. What a lovely tribute to a lovely kitty! Thanks Grandma Cat!

  14. flicka47 says:

    What a beautiful tribute to Sanjee GrandmaCat! Isn’t it just like a cat to pick their person? As hard as today is, I hope your memories of Sanjee will always bring you a smile. Hugs for all of you in your loss.

  15. A lovely tribute to Sanjee. We can imagine how much she is missed by you and Robyn.

  16. Purplebear says:

    Very, very sweet words. Know both of your hearts are breaking now and so wish the sadness will leave very soon. Sanjee had a very special home with you and knew she was loved very much. Thoughts, prayers and hugs for you. xx

  17. HollieCatRocks says:

    Thank you GrandmaCat..Robyn..and the hotties for sharing Sanjee what a beautuful life she had hugs

  18. Sanjee obviously left a big hole on both of your hearts that will take a long time to fill in. We know and share your grief. Time heals and at some point the smiles come more often at your sweet memories.

  19. What a lovely tribute. Sanjee and the Hot(M)BC were one of the first blogging kitties that we met when we started cat blogging, and she will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Sending love to all of those who loved Sanjee, she was indeed loved by many and a very fortunate soul.

  20. Purrr Looky how TINY Miss Sanjee was! Thx you for da lovely tribute, Grandma Cat!

  21. Sanjee will shall miss you lots and one day we will meet again! Lots of tears here!! Thank you Grandma Cat for the beautiful tribute to Sanjee!!
    ((((((((((HUGGSSSSSS))))))))))))) from your TX furiends,

  22. Bellen says:

    Sanjee had a wonderful life with a wonderful family. If every cat and dog had such a life, it would be a very lucky animal indeed. Good luck to all there.

  23. Mog says:

    That was a lovely tribute, expect it is especially difficult for Grandma Cat to be without her Sanjee in bed with her. Still leaky-eyed. Purrs from Ritzi and keeping you all in my prayers still.

  24. bichonpawz says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My Zippo will be at the bridge to greet her.
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  25. poppyq says:

    So sorry for the loss of your special girl. We are glad that you have so many wonderful memories of your time together.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  26. CATachresis says:

    I didn’t know you or Sanjee, but had to come and offer condolences for your loss. Such a beautiful kitty and a lovely tribute. love Caro (mum to Austin the Tux)

  27. Everycat says:

    You will have so many great memories of Sanjee, she was a corker. This is a beautiful tribute to her. We send you love and of course, rumbly purrs

    Sanjee, you were a stalwart, a pioneer and we will miss you

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape

  28. JessieJaney says:

    Thank you so much for writing such a personal tribute to Sanjee. Can see the love you had for her in every word and understand the emptiness you must be feeling.
    xxx’s with love

  29. A beautiful tribute to sweet Sanjee. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for loving her so much. xx

  30. mariodacat says:

    Grandmacat – you are a special GrandmaCat to us too – you rescued that beautiful girl and gave her so many wonderful years of love and care. I know your heart is breaking right now as is Robyn’s, but I hope you find some peace in all your memories and knowing you gave Sanjee the very best – all your love so for so many years. Thank you for sharing her with us – she was very special.

  31. marleyterrier says:

    *runs smartly to the Bridge to welcome Sanjee*…dussnt be worrying Granma…I will look after Sanjee for you….we shall have good runnin and noms and be pain free furever

  32. Kitties who adopt their humans are the best. Many of our predecessors did just that. Mom loves all us kitties but says that it gives her the arm fuzzes to be wanted like that. We continue to pray the Sanjee makes it safely to the RB. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  33. IcyPinkLemonade says:

    That was beautiful. You both look gorgeous in the picture. Sanjee was truly the queen! *hugs tight*

  34. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    this bee a veree beautifull tribute to Sanjee….N ewe noe, if Sanjee could …speak…her wood say knot only THANX MEW mom N gram maw…but …eye love ewe both two

    manee hugs frum all oh uz

  35. Timmy Tomcat says:

    The Tomcat home has wet eyes all around.
    Very beautiful
    Purrs of Support!

  36. GizmoGeodog says:

    This is beautiful Grandma Cat…Hope you’re all doing OK today

  37. Clooney says:

    Dear Grandma Cat and Mom Robyn,

    That is such a wonderful post and tribute to your special girl. We are so very sorry for your loss and send our gentlest purrs your way. Surrounding you with light and love and thinking of you.

    Be Well Sweet Sanjee

  38. Grandma says thank you to everyone and sends *Grandma hugs*

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