I am writing this in the waiting room at the Philadelphia International Airport at 3:30 in the morning. At my feet I have a little puppy dog that I just bought from a family in New Jersey.
My favorite dog of all time was ”Russel,” a Jack Russel Terrier. I had him for 14 years before he died, and he was a great dog. I got a second one, and even gave him the same name, but he wasn’t the same. His Jack Russel temperament made him hated by almost everyone in my family, and when he was run over by a car while chasing a cat everyone celebrated. Our son Sam and his family recently got a new dog that is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle. It is a very nice dog, and while I was commenting on his temperament Sam mentioned that they are crossing Jack Russels with Poodles, calling them Jackapoo’s. I was intrigued and started doing research on the ”breed” and the availability of them. I discovered that they must be popular because they were selling them for $2,000 to $3,000. I kept looking and found this one for $500, but in New Jersey. I recently had to cancel an airplane flight to Alaska because of the CORONA thing and they gave me a credit instead of a refund. I needed to use it in the next 3 months or I was going to lose it, so that is why I am sitting in an airport in Philadelphia. So I am the proud owner of a Jackapoo! I thought about calling him Russel III, but am going with Roscoe instead.