Thursday, January 26, 2012


OKee Dokee Doggie!  Another Challenge for Travelin' Jack.  As you know....New Mexico is celebratin' it's 100th Birthday of Statehood!  Hot diggity dawg! 

On January 6th we hit 100 years young....and still lookin' good I might add! 

So in celebration of this landmark, New Mexico Tourism decided to launch a EVERYONE....dogs included of course....cause we're SUCH a pet-friendly state!  

The 'get the picture' 2012 style!  They have posted 100 old-tyme photos (100 years/100 photos....get the connection?....just makin' sure ya know!)  that are scattered all around our 'enchanting' state.  So now it's my--your---anyone's chance to show off their knowledge of many of our state's great places.  And snap a photo in the process. know me.....I LUV a challenge!  And I'M ON IT!  The contest started a couple weeks ago and lasts till OCTOBER 12th! I have time to 'HIT THE ROAD JACK' in search of all these 100  locations  ('s a lot of paws-ing around this big state so glad I've got some time!) 

So far I've snagged 3 photos     

                       # 11 in the Photo Gallery

      # 5 in the Photo Gallery

            #2 in the Photo Gallery

.....but HEY...I'm just startin'.....97 to go!!!!!!  This should be DOUBLE DOG FUN!  Why as Jill and I are tootlin' around the state....I'm keepin' a sharp dogs-eye out for these places!  And I'll get MY mugshot taken there!  And add it to the List! we go...ready for another rompin' rousin' ride around New Mexico!  

You can follow my progress on Facebook.  I'm gonna post each and every picture of MOI in the latest pic...once it gets a MATCH from the folks at NM Tourism!

You can join in too!  It's LOTS of fun...and there's a grand prize of $10,000 too....did I dog-mention that!  Now THAT's a lot of doggie biscuits ya know?!?!  

But I'm doin' it for the fun...and the LUV of my bee-u-tiful state!'s not too late to get travelin' around New Mexico and to get snappin' those photos!  Here's the link for the contest.

Oh and don't come asking ME where the secret spots are!  I'm not TELLIN' where these locations are!....ya' gotta find 'em for yourself....just like ME, Travelin' Jack!  If I   can do it....well then....I'm a-thinkin' so can you!

Gotta go now...time to hit the road in search of my next picture MATCH! 

Doggie Hugs & Slurpy Kisses!

PS  (Pup-Script) IF I should be so doggone lucky as to WIN the contest...I'm donatin' 50% of the moneys to New Mexico Animal Welfare!  I have lots of kanine and kitty kusins that need food and shelter till they find their forever family!  And that money could go a LONG LONG WAY to helpin' my furry friends!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


K-9 Sarg T-Jack ON DUTY! 
Yup duty calls for all good Americans to honor our Military...both Present and Past,so...................
...when the fab-taboulous WWI Traveling Exhibit came to any good canine soldier...I reported for duty!  
Jill and I headed right for the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque Balloon Museum...where this great traveling exhibit stopped in for a quick tour of our area.And talk about KOOL......
....this was one PAWSOME exhibit!  But before we put our paws to work..we took a quick tour of the exhibit ourselves.  Dogs were even invited inside this traveling exhibit...pretty doggone cool in my book...don't you agree!?! 

 Of visit to the Balloon Museum would be complete without a little snuggle time with the Balloon Queen herself....Miss Jen......Let's get snuggly here a bit on this frosty morning okay? 

And I just HAD to show off my fabulous give-away of the day...CHANCE the Luv-A-Pet from PetSmart as well.  See CHANCE there...sitting nice and patiently on the chair  till I draw some lucky winner ....wish it could be MY NAME that is drawn...but they say that just isn't  dog-llowed.  POOH!

I guess I'll just get to work greeting folks visiting the WWI Traveling these great High School Kids who came to learn all about WWI. guys are just too cool.  Thanks for coming by to visit me and share some hugs and kisses!

And then it was time to SALUTE my favorite canine troopers and the doggone best patriotic group around! PAWS & STRIPES.  They help connect returning veterans with service dogs..."helping dogs helping heroes" Now THAT there is one too-cool group!  You got my vote.......and whatever $$s I raise today!  Hope we get LOTS of moolah for the service dog kids!    

I just LUV visitin' with kids of all sizes and ages!  You know KIDS can still be KIDS even when they are big!  And I just LOVED these grown up kids from the Cornucopia Adult Day Care Center who came by to visit me!  We had a dog-licious time kissin' and huggin' and snugglin'....ain't that right guys!  You are the BEST! Thanks for comin' to visit Travelin' Jack today....and the WWI Exhibit too of dog-course!
But now it's time to get back on Guard I'll resume my post here.......and make sure everyone gets the proper WELCOME at the fab-tabulous WWI Traveling Exhibit.....I hope YOU made it out to see it too!

Signing off now......Sarg T-Jack....back on duty....HUP-2-3-4........

Doggie Hugs & Slurpy Kisses!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Boats, RVs and Fun with Travelin' Jack

 Travelin' Jack here at the New Mexico Boat RV and Travel Show...settling in to do some dog-serious business at the Albuquerque show that's ALL about FUN!  As Dog-Governor of New Mexico...and THE pre-eminent pet travel's my job here to make sure EVERYONE gets in on all the fun!  And let's start with a big SMILE, eh?  By dawg...I think these gals have got it!

Time to get down to dog-business!  After a quick and friendly meeting with the BIG Boss...Mr. Jim...coordinator of the Event and his dawlin' Sidekick....we agreed on LOTS of things... I should KISS every kid that came by..
MWAAAGGHHH!  There's a Jack-Smack for you guys!  Thanks for visiting me!
and paw-digraph a copy for every family my award-winning book Travelin' Jack's Story...From Shelter to Star!
and even give away CHANCE the PetSmart Luv-A-Pet plush gi-normous doggie every day!  WoW! Talk about a lucky gal! Sima won this one..and she was sure happy!  But who wouldn't be? That's one cool dog-dude!  And if you hurry you can still get your own at PetSmart..before they all sell out! 

  Yes...I was settlin' into the job mighty nice..visitin' with all the fab kids and folks..when WHAT's THAT?
I was located right NEXT to the comedy cooking team MAC & THE BIG CHEESE! The Ultimate Camp Cooking Team. Now that's one fun-nee duo!   I made friends with them right quick let me tell you!  I'm no dummy....they've got FOOD!

But instead.....OH my was pure torture!  I had to sit on the these two crazy cooks/comedians tell jokes and cook up a storm!  Do ya know how doggone hard it is to SMELL those yummy HEAR that snazzy sizzle.... and to WATCH all those other people scarfin' down the cookin?  Why that is just not's really RUFF to be right there on the sidelines.  Hey Sorry ABQ Convention Center..if you notice some drool spots on the carpet.....NOT me...I dog-uarantee!  HARUMPH!   But all those folks in the audience sure did seem to like the food they cooked....but NO....I--Travelin' Jack---wouldn't know!  I'm afraid I might just waste away....SO

I took things in my own paws...and dog-cided to check out this big-time BOAT Show!  After all...I'm not wearing my Outward Hound Doggie Life Jacket for nothing! 

 Course I just HAFTA visit with the kids as I wander 'round all these doggone fabulous boats and RVs and stuff!  How's this pose eh?  And check out that snazzy motorboat behind me too!  But now I got the itch....I need to check out one of these cruisin' babes up close so...
                    I headed right to  Rocky Mountain  RV & Marine.....Simply The best!

I like the looks of this one.  Hey....Sir, could ya maybe show me how to DRIVE this Sun Tracker?

By Dawg...I think I've got it!  LET's GO! 
Wow..that was sure fun!  Think I NEED to get one of these babes...for some fun times on the water!

But no wait...maybe I'd rather have one of these babes......ain't she a cutie!  I know I gotta get back to work.

...Ya know it's a really RUFF job to greet all these friendly folks...but let me tell you....I sure did have a dog-dandy time at the New Mexico Boat RV and Travel Show.......can't wait to get back there next year. In the meantime......

Doggie Hugs and Slurpy Kisses!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pet Blogger Challenge

OK....I agreed to do this for Travelin' Jack.... he told me that if there were no bones in it for him.....furr-get about it!  So 1) I agreed to give him a bone for his answers and 2) I agreed to type it up for him while he is happily chomping goes for the 1st time Pet Challenge Blogger

Challenge Questions #1: For bloggers who haven’t participated before

1. When did you begin your blog?  August 2009

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?  Introduce moi....Travelin' Jack to New the up-and-coming Pet Travel Reporter...reporting on pet friendly locations, where to go, things to do and tips for traveling with your pet.

3. Is your current purpose the same?  Yes, although it has also expanded to including pieces on pet safety, animal welfare education and some pet product endorsements. 

If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals? We've gone down roads we never beyond our original goals.  It's been a fun adventure down every winding path, even though my paws are tired from all that walkin'.

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?  Sort of as the spirit moves me., sort of on schedule.   I do one or two a week...the day of week can vary depending on my dog-mood, my crazy busy dog schedule and of course the whims of my person...Jill.

If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it? First I like to dog-cide my topic.  Then I go through my photo gallery to pick out some favorite photos of MOI..the travelin' dog.  Then I always (or almost always) write it first thing in the morning, right after I've eaten my morning pooch mind ya know!

If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?

5. Are you generating income from your blog?  Not yet...but Jill has been fussin' at me about getting some we think that will come in 2012. 

If so, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)?

If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?  It will dog-definitely come if there are some tasty bones added into the bargain!

6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?  I LUV knowing that all my New Mexico, in the US and even beyond these great borders...can follow my pup-ventures...and they can get a chuckle from my photos....maybe a few aaaawwwws along the way too!  It also let's me tell the world about my upcoming events too!

7. What do you like least?  Finding the time....I AM a working pup after all!  And then also justifying the time it takes to write a doggone serious blog.  You know...for every minute I am workin' away on the computer...that's one less person that I can give a Jack-Smack to....(kiss for those of you not in the know!)

8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012?  Hopefully with paid sponsors...and more followers. I LUV followers and fans!  And this dog has a lot more tales/tails to bark about!  Stay tuned for more Travelin' Jack adventures in 2012!  You can also follow me on my website 
Doggie Hugs & Slurpy Kisses!

Friday, January 6, 2012

HONK HONK!!!! Happy 100th Birthday New Mexico!

11:35 AM  JANUARY 6, 2012!
New Mexico is havin' a Birthday!  100 Years Old to be dog-xact!  And we are a celebratin'!  The City of Albuquerque put out the call to everyone to honk their horns at dog-xactly 11:35 guessed it....TRAVELIN' JACK was there! 

 And I was honkin' up a storm...with all my new friends at the Lomas Tramway Library!  We ALL had a doggone grand time cheering in the birthday wishes to NEW MEXICO!  You know they call our bee-u-tiful state the Land of Enchantment...but not ME!  Nope!  Travelin' Jack calls it the "Land of Dog-Chantment!"  Because it IS! It is the most pet friendly state anywhere...I dog-arantee!

 But HOW did this grand birthday Centennial party all come about today?  Well...I'm glad you asked.  OUR dog-personal little Centennial party was planned by Miss Cheryl M....Children's Librarian at the Lomas Tramway Public Library!  What a gal!  She sure does know how to throw a Paw-tee!  For Kids...and for Dogs too! (well at least li'l ol' me!)

We had our very own Story Hour party too!

 Jill read my book "Travelin' Jack's Story...From Shelter to Star" and I paw-digraphed the book for the kids!

 And let me tell you...we had some cuties there!  Don't believe Me?  Take a look at this little gent....AND his name was Jack too! Pretty doggone cool in my dog-journal!

 And what about this little doll?  I'm sure dog-smitten with her...easy to see why too, eh?
 And whoo-whee....I even got one of the little angels to READ to me!  I'm listen' sweetie?  Hurry...can't wait to hear the ending!

Why I--Travelin' Jack--even got to participate in a story!  I played MR. COYOTE!  And I was a doggone good coyote too...let me bark to you!
Yup Pup....This doggaroo had one swell time Honking in the 100th Birthday of our Statehood! 
Thanks a dog-zillion to ALL my fellow partiers!  Let's all celebrate again this time 100 years from now!

But now I'm off again.....Next Adventure.....
New Mexico Boat RV & Travel Show at the Albuquerque Convention Center!  I'll be paw-digraphing books and doling out slurpy kisses today from 4-6PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12 Noon to 2PM.  SEE YOU THERE! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Here's to a Doggone GRAND 2012!

 HowDee there....and a little belated WELCOME to 2012!  (I'm still recoverin' if you don't mind!)
Yup-pup there was a lot to celebrate winding down a grand year--2011....and this dog is no slouch...we partied in the New Year at the Elkhorn Lodge in Chama...big bonfire by the Rio......lots of folks, big and little, drinking bubbly juice and roasting marshmallows....we had a burning ceremony to burn up all the BAD things from 2011 (I didn't have any as I had a doggone GRAND year!)...and there were even pups at the party.  We heralded in the New Year early...didn't want to be outside at Midnite when they started shooting off those crazy fireworks...none of THAT for me thank you very much!).

 Yep it was a great holiday....We also played in the snow at Sargents' Wildlife Refuge in Chama.  Great 20,000 acre playground for pups and people too.  We saw some cross country skiers...but we just played Snow races and......

                                       ..gotta admit...I ate a little of the white stuff too!
BUT NOW it's 2012!  And this dog is startin' off on a roll!  I'm booked at the BIG TIME....New Mexico RV Boat and Travel Show!  
                           's the proof....and you can print this off for a $3 discount to the show too!  What a doggone good deal eh?  I'm gonna be paw-digraphin' my book (given out FREE to the 1st 30 kids each day of the show)....and I'll also be doling out Jack-Smacks (that's kisses for you not in the know!)....and other fun stuff too!  So be sure to COME to this show in the state!  And be sure to come visit me too!  I'll be there all 3 days...see hours on the flyer!   Can't wait to see you there.

And this is just startin' the good times rollin!  I have MANY fun things planned for the year....can't let Jill get lazy...gotta keep her on her toes and behind the we can share ALL the great places for you to visit in New Mexico!  We're plannin' some double dog fun getaways!  So keep on following my adventures...and I'll keep on writin' my pawsome reviews of places to go and things to do!

                                        But for now....HERE's to a BULLY good year-2012!

Doggie Hugs & Slurpy Kisses!