Grace and John Jacob Astor visits the kennels and walk the dogs on the promenade deck every day. During Titanic's sinking, Grace refused to enter Lifeboat 3 because she didn't want to leave her dog. Her husband said that maybe the cage was nowhere to be found or maybe she had already been drowned.
J.J gave Kitty to Grace and brought her into Emergency Lifeboat 2, but was rejected by 4th Officer Boxhall, but was protested by Grace. Sookee remains in the lifeboat with her owner waiting for RMS Carpathia.