Because of Jewel…

Because of Jewel Reilly has a home with us.

When I moved in with Tim I had to bring Picasso back home to live with his grandmother.

Tim was allergic to cats and I could not stand to give “The Man” away.

We stayed the weekend so everyone could meet Tim and my niece brought over her dog; You see because I had to get rid of Picasso Tim said we could get a dog some day, he was not allergic to all dogs but cats were bad for him and this would be the test.

Jewel was a Jack Russell who went on five mile runs with Jeff; Tim is a runner so it made sense. Yeah, Jack Russell’s full of energy, they need exercise, if Jewel could do the five mile run why couldn’t another Jack Russell? At the time Tim was running 5-6 miles a day.

As luck would have it no sneezing. A Jack Russell it would be.

On the drive back down south it didn’t really hit me until New Jersey, I don’t have Picasso anymore and I started to cry. Tim promised we will get the dog in the spring.

It was October and he figured walking and training new dog would be easier in the warm weather. Well spring came and no dog; we were renting and it was not doable, then we moved to Atlanta and again we were renting, not doable. A couple years in Atlanta and we started house hunting, found the home, moved in November. One year after being here I started looking, I found Reilly, saved the link and went to work.

So, now we have Reilly. He doesn’t go on runs; he was a handful in the beginning. Barking, spinning, not listening always has to be on a leash. With a lot of work he became a good dog. He has become Tim’s best buddy.

Jewel was funny; she was obedient, could run around on her own, no need for a leash. After getting Reilly whenever I went home and Jewel ran outside I would panic and then it would occur to me she is not like Reilly. Jewel even visited once when we lived in Tennessee, her parents took great care of her and loved her so much. She loved that bully bone, even when there were five of them in the car driving all the way from Massachusetts to Tennessee. Jewel recently moved in to a new home and had lots a room to run around. She was happy.

My mom called today, Jewel became ill and had to be put down.

Jewel brought a lot of love and happiness to a lot of people and because of Jewel, we have Reilly.

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