Six weeks ago, we thought Clay Schreiber, long-time publisher of this magazine, had hepatitis A. Then came the news that he had terminal liver cancer. A few days later, he was gone.
Clay was my boss for almost 18 years. He was a unique and powerful force in the petfood industry usually behind the scenes. He could be a lot of fun; he was loyal and hard-working. He could also be very demanding. He had many facets to his personality, like we all do.
He was such a dominant, powerful personality, that I sometimes feel that he's still here. I think I hear his voice or see him out of the corner of my eye. But, he's not here.