...when he observed, in reference to my post "Labor of Love", the following:
"Going from 2 to 1 to 0 kitties is tough. Assembling Clyde's album has to be difficult since that chapter of your life is complete".
There is so much truth to this, on some many different levels.
I still miss Nigel, of course I still miss Clyde, and I always will miss them. Even though I had them each for a period of time without having the other, they will always be TOGETHER in my mind; NIGEL AND CLYDE.
The thing is, between when I got Nigel (mid March 1991) and when Clyde passed away (end of February 2008), just short of 17 years had elapsed. Think about that; almost two decades. And, during that time, the three of us went through a lot together; "to hell and back", and, there were moments when I truly felt all I really had going for me were Nigel and Clyde. Certainly, they kept me sane.
So, to put it into perspective, here's some food for thought relative to how long I had Nigel and/or Clyde:
- Longer than my first marriage lasted
- ALMOST as long as Mr. B's first marriage lasted
- Longer than we've had one or another George Bush in office
- Longer than my entire career at TRW
- Longer than The Kid has been alive