Friday, August 31, 2012

PETSIDENTIAL Election 2012! Presenting YOUR canine-didate for President of EVERYTHING!

                                               Dog-Governor Travelin' Jack here.......
                                           with a HOT OFF THE PAWS-PRESS release!
                                                                       I'm runnin' for 
                               ..... of Everything to bark!
                             And I'm runnin' (HARD!) against Bad Kitty, star of Bad Kitty Books! 
                              (Remember I am your GOOD DOGGIE!)

                                                The date is September 21st
                                           MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW

                                        Dogs......Kitties.....Peeps...KIDS UNITE!

                       We just CAN'T let an outta-town cat come in and take over our turf! 
                                         This is New Mexico DOGGONE IT!

So let's Rally the Troops!

  Come on out on September 21st and VOTE for your Hometown Boy....aka....

                   Me-Travelin' Jack! Who else?!

WHERE? you ask. 
Why at the BEST children's bookstore in Albuquerque....none other than
                                                       Alamosa Books Store

Close to Trader Joe's off Paseo Del Norte on Holly Street! Click for details Petsidential Election 2012 !

  • You can VOTE (for Moi of course!)
  • You can BUY as many votes as you want....the $$$$s go to Animal Welfare
  • You can get your PICTURE taken with your favorite CANINE-didate  (me again!)  
  • and you can TAKE HOME our books!  I'll be paw-digraphing my book and  maybe Bad Kitty will pawdigraph his book too (IF he can write...not all animals are as smart as this here pup you know!)
and barkin' about's another cool book that Yours Truly is featured in
Pretty doggone good timing if ya ask me...they got together a whole lot o' us dogs to tell it like it is....from both sides of the political table!  Now THAT is a doggone grand idea, I'm a-thinkin'...

And the best reason to get this book IS the furry fact that I-Travelin' Jack am in this book 5 TIMES!  You could almost say I'm the star of the book (other pooches only got their pics in one or two times!)  Guess Mr. Sambuchino knows a handsome pup-star when he sees one, eh?  Dogreed! Yup...dogreed!
Here's one of my photos in the book....better check out whether I am a RED dog..or a BLUE dog...or maybe...just maybe I'm BOTH! (me-thinks that's called Independent)
Anyway this great chuckle-out-loud book is available at bookstores near you and at 
Hurry.....better get  your own dog-personal copy before the Election!  And if ya bring it by Alamosa Bookstore...I'll pawdigraph it too!  And the book just might change your mind about red or blue leanings.... and could change your vote too!  It's pawsible you know!

But let's get back to the election and votes......

 NOW is the time to get outta your easy chair and get trackin' to Alamosa Bookstore on September 21st!  Time to ELECT YOUR favorite POOCH in this  DOGGONE (that is a hint who to vote for in case you need help deciding!) important ..... 

                            PETSIDENTIAL ELECTION 2012!

See ya there!

Doggie Hugs and Slurpy Kisses!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Howdy PAWdners! Time for some rip-roarin' fun!

                      It all started with a phone call.  Red River was plannin' a rip-roarin' party! 
                             And it was none other than their annual BUCKAROO BALL!

                              Photo: Happy Buckaroo Ball day! Join us this evening for a BBQ, live music, and auction to benefit our early childhood development center and other important programs and activities in Red River!
                             Now that's what I call a good 'scuse to GET OUTTA TOWN! 
And this Sheriff is the horse saddled up, got my spurs in my back pocket (so to bark!) and I'm ready to HOE DOWN! 
                                                     Red I come!
 Got there just in time one of my favorite cowgirls....Annie Oakley...OOPS wrong favorite cowgirl!   This fun-time cow-gal is none other than Miss Rebecca, Tourism Extraordinaire for Red River....kickin' off the whole she-bang in style! 
                                      (Aand no, that she-bang was NOT a gun shot!)
No way there were any wild cowboys comin' to MY party...I kept a sharp eye out...and on the ready to make sure all was cool at the Buckaroo!

                                        And just when things were gettin' hot.....whoo-doggies!  Who do I run into?  But the Mayor herself!  Mayor Miss Linda....I'm sure happy to share the reins with you tonight!  You do a darn good job of keepin' this town in order all 365 days of the year.  Sure appreciate you makin' it easy for me to be Sheriff for one night!  All's KOOL in Red River....and this was one fun Buckaroo Ball! 
My advice from this roving sheriff--NEXT YEAR get your boots on and head over to Red River for the Ball
                              ...but DON'T wait till then Dog-ForbiD!

                     There's fun to be had EVERY day in Red River!
There's a shoot-out every afternoon in the summer in the center of town!  WHOA doggies-- this is some wild west action if ya ask this cowboy dawg! 
Red shore do know how to put on a show for yer outta town visitors!  YAHOO! 

But for now...this Buckaroo Ball has worn me out.  Time to hit the I'm headin' to my FAVORITE Red River inn, the Golden Eagle Lodge.....see's PET FRIENDLY!  Now that's what this travel-hound likes to see!    Not only that....
....but they have goodies for the pups when they check in!  Pretty doggone friendly in my dog-pinion!

So of dog-course this pup has to show his appreciation. Here Miss's a paw-digraphed copy of my award winning book, Travelin' Jack's Story....from Shelter to Star!
                    Hope you like my book as much as I like stayin' at the Golden Eagle Lodge.

And who wouldn't like the Golden Eagle Lodge for dog-ness sake!

The lodge suites have kitchens, everything comfy and cozy inside...great for the whole family!

....Playground for the kids outside...includin' this 4-footed kid!

                     Even an outdoors patio to relax in...but now it's time to get rollin'.
                       Gonna catch the bus to take me to downtown Red River.

Hello Red River....thanks for the friendly welcome!
And check this out would' dog-doubt about it...this is one super-dooper pet friendly town...why they even have doggie stations around town! THAT's a case the urge strikes when yer mosyin' around town!

And speakin' of mosyin'....while I'm a-mosyin' on down the street...WHAAAAATT do I see with my sharp ol' dog-eyes?
A street named after ME!  Jacks and Sixes
....not sure 'bout the sixes cause I don't play poker.....

OK...time to check out the action on the slopes  'cause everybody knows (includin' us dogs) that Red River has a fab-tabulous fun ski area...the Red River Ski in the winter...but WHOA-doggies...what is THAT over there!?!?

A SUMMER TUBING HILL?????? about fun in the sun on the ski slopes! 
But here's a bit of dog-vice from this dog-in-the-know.....NOT for dawgs....just people!  Super Kid Fun!  You two gals, Miss Lauren and Jill....go ahead and ride those tubes!...ME-I'm gonna watch from the green grassy sidelines,  thank you very much!

                                      Wonder what else there is to do in town? Let's go! 
AHA.....New Mexico Adventure Company...what's that all about? 
                                                      I'm bettin' there's some FUN awaitin'!

                                            Yup....BIG FUN!  See, I found it! 
Off-road Tours...AND they are Pet-Friendly!  Now that's what I like to see!  Let's go!

...and while yer into's another dog-dandy discovery in Red River.....A SURRY RIDE.! Now THIS looks like fun!  I'm gonna check out this pet-friendly basket on the surry....YEP works just fine!  Now get in and peddle wouldja Jill?  I'm ready to roll!  Thanks Sitzmark Sports for being pet-friendly!                                   But why-o-dog-why is Red River named Red River, I wonder?
AHA....this is why! 
NUTTIN' gets past this dog-savvy reporter!  Here's the ever famous (and fun for fishin too!) Red rollz right through town!  Handy-dandy fun!

And course...there's old-tymie replicas from the mining  too....WoW...Red've got it all! 
LUV YA!   This has been one fun trip.....I'm comin' back for sure during ski season! 
But I recommend to all you adventure seekers......
                                                   ADD Red River to your bucket list!
 (Hey....see this bucket thingy behind me.....another one of my dog-dandy bulldog references...I'm just SO funny.....savvy.....handsome.......)

YUP...this pup has got it all.....


Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's NOT Too Late to VACATE-tion. Summer Fun!

Summertime is nigh upon us....August temps are where else to go but a lake for dogs sake!
And I know JUST the place to make tracks to chill out for some summertime fun!  Elephant Butte, New Mexico.  And here's a top-dog hint....stay at the fabulous Elephant Butte Inn when you go!
Take my dog's-word for it!  

Nice comfy rooms...even room for my travelin' crate....
 with great views of the lake right from the room...SWEET! 

 A nice veranda to check things out  from a pup's-perspective....
why you might even catch sight of a hummingbird in the flowers...if ya have sharp eyes like this dawg!
Oh and a Gi-normous grassy lawn with a  Lakeside Pavilion too!  Yup no dog-doubt about it...Elephant Butte Inn  is one Top-Paw Resort in my dog-estimation.  'Course they have all those other neat resort things for people a SPA right on property, a dandy restaurant and Pub that I hear through the bark-vine serves up some mighty tasty food...there's a swimmin' pool for the kids...and just about everything you could want at a lake resort! 
Why out front they even have a hiking and biking trail.....they even remembered us pups with a Doggie Clean Up Station...pretty snazzy don't you agree?

And there'll be no thirsty dogs on this trail....they even have a 3-level water level JUST FOR ME!  Thanks Elephant Butte...pretty doggone hospitable if ya ask me!   Okey-dokee that I've found JUST the dog-dandiest place to stay...let's see what fun adventures we can find...Gotta get a dog's-eye view of the area. Here I am at the Dam Site...and NO...I'm not cussin.....wouldn't do that- nope not this dog!  But I'm ABOVE the Elephant Butte Dam to check out the views from high up. Pretty cool lookin' lake and "elephant butte" wouldn't you agree?

Why they're set up pretty nice for eatin'  and listenin' to live music on the weekends up here too!  Dog-definitely a grand place to come at Sunset!  Time to head back to the Inn now...for a good night's sleep...can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring for this snoop-doggie reporter!
AH.....morning coffee on the veranda...quite the dandy way to start the day off....Now that I've had my cup o' joe (wonder why they don't call it a cup o jack?)...I'm ready for some adventure!  So it's off to Elephant Butte Lake State Park for a morning walk on the beach!  Tippie Toes.....hmmmm don't know if I should get my feet wet....ah yes, it's good....nice cool water to walk in.....but hey..what's that out there in the water? 

Looks like there's some pretty doggone cool boat action on the lake....Take me to a boat would'ja...I wanna ride the waves!

Well maybe a nice family (and pet) friendly ride on a Pontoon Boat!  Yah..that's the ticket!  We hooked up with a fun adventure at Marina Del Sur on the lake for our ride.  They have boat rentals, a marina store...all the nicessities for a fun day on the lake!  
I've got my doggie-water vest on.....for safety

My goggles to protect my eyes from that bright sun glare shining off the water.......
..and I'm ready to roll........
                                      this is the dog's-life! 
My recommendation:  For a good summertime getaway to the Lake....head to Elephant can't go wrong, I dog-guarantee! 

And if you want some more advice from this travelin' is my latest TV spot on "New Mexico Style".   ...where I'm talkin' about great getaways like the Butte...and more.  So sit back, watch me and Nikki in action on the Tube....while I sail away......

Bon voyage!