It's a beautiful Fall Day in the Land of Dog-chantment (that is NEW MEXICO for you furrigners out there in my dog-blog world!) So....I barked out an order to Jill....."Let's hit the road Jill....and see what's out there to dog-splore!"
Being the wise gal that she is....she says back to me "OK....Let's Hit the Road Jack.....but let's try out this brand new LeashLocket that just arrived in the mail for you!" Of Dog-Course....how could I resist that deal! So, we took it out of the packet....read the instructions.....put it on snap-snap-snap....then we jumped in the car and off we went.
But does it work? Now THAT is the question of the day.....so let's check her out OKAY? We headed straight over to pick up my people-brother, Matt for this special dog-day-research and outing. Went straight to the city park to see what this LeashLocket is all about. Now before I tell you more...you might just want to check out this video on the LeashLocket link and see it in full action.
But here follows Travelin' Jack's say-so about the LeashLocket.
One quick push of the LOCK/UNLOCK button...and VOILA...the leash appears right like it should!
You can make the leash LONG (up to 6 feet)
or SHORT....however you want it to be for comfort sake.
If you want to romp in the park WITHOUT a leash (mind you...you MUST be a good-behaved pooch to do this!), just click-click the retractable leash...and back it goes into the locket! Now that is just Dog-Dandy in my books! This is the part about the "dog carrying the leash" Pretty doggone cool eh?
And now this might just be Jill's FAVORITE thing about my snazzy new LeashLocket! Once in the car...no fuss...no unsnapping leashes......just retract the leash into the locket.....and snap the locket right onto the handy-dandy magnetic rivet that comes in the package and snaps around nearly any collar or harness!
And there you have it! All these totally canine-cool tricks up my leash....and I do look pup-handsome in it too....if I do say so my dog-self!
Don't you agree?
But the day's awastin'...and this travel writer dog needs to hit the road! So off we go on a day trippin' dog-scursion to Madrid New Mexico! Is it Dog-Friendly I wonder? Let's find out!
Madrid is an old mining town tucked in the Ortiz Mountains along the Turquoise Trail....just East of Albuquerque and just south of Santa Fe. Today..this cute little historic mining town has turned artsy...and is filled with great galleries and such! AH YES...MADRID! Worth checking out!
Is Madrid Dog-Friendly?
AHA! Take a look at that sign wouldja? It's a Dog-Crossing Sign! WoW! Now THAT's what this dog reporter likes to see! You rock Madrid! And I don't mean the turquoise kind...but you rock there too!
While we're here in Madrid we better get some history.....look at this old-tyme mining museum. It's the Old Coal Mine Museum....and right next to it is the Mine Shaft Restaurant & Tavern...that even has a Melodrama Theatre....and of dog-course....they welcome bikers too! and there's lots of grand snoopin' areas for dogs around the area too!
Hey...what's this here? Why it's an Ore Cart from the old mining days....
Madrid is one cool-dude town...why it is so friendly that even Hollywood came a callin' here a few years back. They filmed scenes from the movie Wild Hogs right here in Madrid at Maggie's Diner!
Yes....history, art, even Hollywood loves Madrid....and me too! I think I'm comin' back soon to check out Madrid at Christmas time...I hear through the dog-vine that there's a mighty dandy Christmas Festival here in this little village in the mountains. Yep...fer sure....I'll be bark....er BACK again!
But for now...I'm calling this a day......back in the car with my back seat view...and my new favorite LeashLocket all tucked back inside the locket....and I'm one doggone happy li'l traveler. Yup...it's a ruff life..but some pup has gotta do it!
Doggie Hugs and Slurpy Kisses!
PS (which means Pup-Script)
The LeashLocket was gifted to me by LeashLocket Ltd. and is available in pet stores (like PetSmart)! The LeashLocket....isn't this one dog-dandy invention!?! Top-Dog in my book!