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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Muffin

This weblog regrets to inform readers of the sad death yesterday of Muffin, who had been unwell for some months. An elderly cat even when she joined the Phillips family in June 2003 from an institution for unwanted felines, she valued her privacy and rarely took the limelight.  She treasured the small pleasures of life such as sleeping in the garden's sunny patches, digging in the newly-cleaned litter tray and keeping vigil at the front window when her owners were expected home.

It was at the very point at which discussion of the naming of this weblog was in progress that the arrival of Muffin in a wicker basket prompted the suggestion that the blog be called the "IP Cat", which soon metamorphosed into the IPKat.

Muffin had few close friends and never married.

No letters of condolence or flowers, please.  Requies-kat in pace ...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very sad news- RIP Muffin, a pioneer for Feline IP matters..

Anonymous said...

:(

ISSCIO said...

R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Magnifi-cat anima mea Muffin.

Cat Friend said...

First Lord Justice Pumfrey, then Hugh Laddie, last year Dámaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer and now Muffin. Each winter season carries off another giant of intellectual property. We are all the poorer

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about muffin. I recently lost my sweet kitty after 19 wonderful years together. I miss her terribly, so I empathize with your loss.

Tufty the Cat said...

So sad. My deepest condolences.

Jackie Hutter, Intellectual Property and Patent Business Strategist and "Recovering Patent Lawyer" said...

We lost dear Albert (who looked ALOT like Muffin) last year after 19 years. After attending law school, she became a litigator, patent prosecutor and Fortune 500 IP lawyer. At least she did all of these things by osmosis: she slept on more legal documents than I ever read. RIP Muffin and Albert.

Paul Cole said...

Deepest sympathy in your loss.

David Musker said...

Sorry to hear that, Jeremy. It seems unjust that nine feline lives should pass quicker than one human.

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