Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's OFFICIAL! I have an official PHOTOGRAPHER!

....and boy am I one lucky dog! She's the best. Her name is Luanne and she is THE best dog photog a dog could want.....doggone it! We went a-wanderin' the other day...in Santa Fe, and wow, did she keep that camera a-snappin'. I'll be sharing some of those special shots along the way, but two things today. Here's a photo of my favorite shutter gal with me at Hyde Park in Santa Fe. I think I'm in LU-U-V with my luvalee LU!

....and that's the other thing I have to report today! When someone tells you that Santa Fe is pet-friendly....well, that ain't no joke! They LUV us doggaroos...I had a grand welcome everywhere my four-paws wandered. And I'm goin' back......soon!

PS...if you need a photo (or two or three or more) snapped...you best go to the best! www.thephotostudio.com...but puleeze.....Luanne is mine....ALL MINE!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Celebratin today!

YAHOO!!!! This dog is a-celebratin.....because I just got the all clear from my fab surgeon, Dr. Peter Schwarz at VESCNM. My 8 week follow- up to my CCL surgery was today...and now I can run again, jump again, and travel the roads again! And all because of the dog-tastic job my favorite sugeon did on my back leg. So, in case you hear this song bein' sung around your parts...it might just be Travelin' Jack celebratin' dog style.


Thanks a dog-zillion Dr. Schwarz!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Geocaching Canine Explorer

Hey there...this curious pup has taken up a new hobby.....Geocaching. And in case you are a bit behind the times....this great sport for the two footed AND four footed explorer is fun for all! It is the modern day version of a treasure hunt...with your GPS. Here I am exploring Ruidoso's Grindstone Recreation area with the big man himself...Mr. Steve Tally of the Village of Ruidoso. Steve gave me a first-hand..er paw experience. We took a hike through the recreation area....even included a dog-s leap over a gurgling creek and then we got serious a-lookin' for that treasure box. Steve had the coordinates locked into his GPS system, so we followed it to near the mystery site....then we followed the hint (seemed like it was a description of a tree stump). And lo-and-behold! After a bit of diggin.....definitely in my doggie list of FAV things to do...we discovered the official Geocaching treasure box!

Then the fun part. We checked out the goods inside, signed...er pawed...my visit to the site and then I LEFT MY TREASURE for someone else to find and take with them. What might that treasure have been you ask? Well, being the travelin' canine that I am...I never travel without my handy dandy "Kids' Passport to New Mexico". And doggone it....I left it there just so's some other explorer can take me....er my passport....on geocaching adventures elsewhere...like all over the country! I do hope they tell me when they find it and where they take it...that way, I can say my passport has traveled even more than me...the ONE.... the ONLY Travelin' Jack, canine travel reporter!

So...here's your job now! If you are in Ruidoso New Mexico....go find my passport and move it along on a grand adventure. If you are elsewhere...well, doggone it you better hurry on over to the lovely Village of Ruidoso...where all sorts of FAB adventures await!

But gotta go now....gonna check out some more geocaching areas....just luv these fun adventures!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bigger is Always Better! And the 10 Commandments Too!

but I'm not sure if they meant a bigger head! Yup...it's true. I'm still riding high from my win at the Governor's Conference on tourism. I had to get a whole new wardrobe. Here I am sportin' my "Big is Always Better" Muscle Guy t-shirt, but I have some other favorites that I'll be modeling soon.

This blog, though, is a whole bag of mixed up bones! Thought you might get a charge out of the Doggie's 10 Commandments. My TV Boss and Idol, Richard Holcomb, of Travel Guide New Mexico put me onto this great piece...so here you have it! Enjoy.

A Pet's 10 Commandments

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment. But i have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand (all) your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you...and yet I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, perhaps I have been in the sun too long, perhaps my heart is getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

(author unknown).

So...from me to you....thanks to Richard for sharing this...and thanks to the great people-person who wrote it...and thanks to my Jill for always loving me so much. I do so love my people family!

Have a doggone grand day!