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May 15, 2005

Mulder Died Last Night

My cat Mulder died at around 11:30 pm last night. I don't think she was in any pain. She spent the day on our bed covered in blankets. She was cold all day yesterday, so I knew she was dying. We went to her all day and kept petting her and making sure she was covered up. I knew she liked that because when we'd pet her under her chin she'd lift her head. She loves being petted under her chin.

I made a little gravestone for her out of granite I found in the back yard. I'll bury her today.

She was my garden buddy. She used to follow me around the garden while I was planting, watering, etc. She also sat on the chair next to my lounge chair outside when I sat outside reading books. I'm going to miss my garden buddy.

Here's a picture of Mulder next to the Halloween pumpkin she hated. She kept knocking it off the granite rocks. I wanted a Halloween picture. After all, she was a black cat. She hated that pumpkin.


Posted on May 15, 2005 at 07:35 AM | Permalink


I'm so sorry. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of her.

Easy journey, Mulder. Blessed be, Trish.

Posted by: Kate at May 15, 2005 8:55:48 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Trish.

Posted by: drublood at May 15, 2005 8:57:19 AM

I'm so sorry, Trish.

Posted by: Amanda Marcotte at May 15, 2005 9:04:59 AM

I'm so sorry to hear the news.

Posted by: Spicy at May 15, 2005 9:16:49 AM

i'm really sorry trish

Posted by: upyernoz at May 15, 2005 10:09:06 AM

I'm sorry. Many blessings to you and poor little Mulder.

Posted by: La Lubu at May 15, 2005 10:25:49 AM

Thanks, everyone. I just buried her with the other cats in the backyard. Everyone has a little tombstone I made out of granite slabs I found on the property. I should put a fence around it, include an urn for flowers, and add votive lights. Very New England. ;)

Posted by: Trish Wilson at May 15, 2005 11:14:15 AM

My condolences on your loss. I wish you healing with your grief and am glad that your kitty was painfree and you could spend some time with her helping her pass over. That is a nice photo.

Posted by: lee at May 15, 2005 11:15:13 AM

Oh, no...{{{{{{{{Trish}}}}}} What a sad day, I am so sorry.

I think an urn is a very good idea. And you can put a little round pumpkin there for her on Halloween, just to bust her a bit. ;D

Posted by: Moi ;) at May 15, 2005 11:36:52 AM

Condolences on the loss of your kitty cat.

Posted by: silverside at May 15, 2005 11:42:22 AM


I am so, so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a cat that you've loved for years.

Posted by: Crys T at May 15, 2005 12:06:35 PM

Trish, I'm so sorry! First Steve Bates loses his Sufi and now you! I'm going to go hug my Datsa and Amy just a little bit harder now...

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at May 15, 2005 1:35:16 PM

I'm so sorry Trish. She was a great cat.

Posted by: Sheelzebub at May 15, 2005 1:53:19 PM

Trish, I may be new to this site and I may be a bit of an odd bird compared to your usual readership...but if there's one thing that even in this short time I've come to just plain know about you, it's that Mulder died knowing she was loved and will be missed. The tears you have shed for her are as genuine as if she'd been a beloved human companion.

You gave her a second chance on life, in a world where all too many animals don't get one. That's something special.



Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at May 15, 2005 2:20:26 PM

You have my sympathy....

Posted by: syfr at May 15, 2005 2:55:24 PM

My condolences Trish, I know how hard this must be for you.

I think I'll go cuddle with barfo-the-wonder kitty & Tenacious D for a bit.

Posted by: Ol Cranky at May 15, 2005 4:30:45 PM

I'm so sorry. What a beautiful cat.

Posted by: bitchphd at May 15, 2005 5:55:01 PM

All cats have minds of their own, but black cats can carry it to extremes. Smiled at the picture of Mulder with the pumpkin. It's so clear that she is NOT going to accept it.

All my sympathy for your loss.

Posted by: clio at May 16, 2005 1:20:28 AM

My heart goes out to you. I had a Burmese for 15 years who was my child before I had children. He ran away after the Northridge earthquake, and I never really got over it. After 10 years, I got 2 cats that filled the Burmese-sized hole in my heart, but I'll never forget Beau. Mulder looks like such a precious cat. The memories of her will warm your heart forever.

Posted by: Alicia at May 30, 2005 1:56:32 AM

Thanks so much Alicia. I've been spending time in my garden a lot lately, and I miss Mulder because she used to follow me around in the garden. She liked to go to sleep in it and sit next to me on my lounge chair. I think she's there in spirit, watching the butterflies.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at May 30, 2005 6:02:31 AM