Thursday, October 25, 2012


FunBoy here.....stoppin' JUST Long enough to fill you in on some fun events and places I've been to these past couple weeks.  As you all know, I've been travelin' the state in search of those elusive Vintage 100 Photos in the GET THE PICTURE contest hosted by New Mexico Tourism.  
I paw-tracked my way around the state about 4 times I'm dog-estimatin'...lookin' AND FINDIN' 97 of the 100 photos! And if you click on this LINK you will see me in one of them (hint: #34). Not too doggone bad for a dawg if I do bark so myself!  Unfortunately I didn't win the $10, I did have a bully of a good time explorin' our bee-u-tiful state of New Mexico
 But life's not ALL about travel....though I do have to dog-mit I LUV to travel!  Why I can have some FINE FURRY FUN right here in Albuquerque on the Air at KKOB Radio with Terrie Q and Dangerous Dan. Ya know....this pup is full of advice and I gotta share it with ALL my friends and fans!  Thanks for invitin' me back Miss Terrie Q----oh and I'm a thinkin' that the Q stands for QUEEN...Queen of the Airways, don't you dogree?

Oh...and PSSSSTTTTTT......Terrie and I gotta secret.  A DOGGONE GRAND ONE!  We'll shout it out soon for the world to hear, but meanwhile back at the Dawg Ranch.....I'm keepin' my yapper closed...You'll just have to wait a bit longer..........  

 But you don't have to wait to see my on TV.  This month I pre-recorded the 2ND FOUR FOOTED FASHION SHOW with my people buds from "New Mexico Style" TV show and my furry friends-the Canine Models from The Albuquerque City Shelter!  Since we pre-recorded it at my favorite Museum-the Balloon Museum, I got to watch it on my very own telly at home! There's Anna Mae struttin' her stuff and being shown off by Tim from One Stop Pet of our grand sponsors....and there's Michael from my favorite dog-eaterie....Three Dog Bakery....yum!  Of course there I am in the background helpin' my FAV TV host, Miss Nikki....I was the Co-Emcee of this big deal dog shindig!  We showed off fashions for pups and had a grand ol' time.  In case you missed's the link for the TV segment!   
And speaking of Balloon Museum....time for the grand-doggy of ALL festivals in New Mexico!  It's here once again! I am so doggone 'cited with all these fab-dogulous hot air balloons...why I can hardly keep my eyes to the skies.....or open for that dog-matter! So much to SEE that a guy's gotta rest his eyes every so often. Aren't those hot air balloons fab?

And I got to sit in on the ACTION once again with KASA Fox TV and New Mexico Style.  Here I am with Jennifer Taylor from the Balloon Museum Foundation being interviewed by Kenny....Roving Kool-Dude Reporter on the Spot for New Mexico Style TV.  We were talkin' about the canine activities at the Museum including Festival of Flight...and my very own hosted 2ND ANNUAL FURRY FRIENDS FIESTA DAY! And before I could blink a wake-up BLINK....(Balloon Fiesta comes EARLY in the day....O Dark O'Clock) I was down on the field at the KKOB Radio Show...talkin' about  all the fun things coming up.....course I let the girls (Miss Terrie Q and Jill) do the hard work.....I'm in the background testin' out one of those famous Breakfast Burritos.  Here's my FOOD tip of the day.  Gotta get ya one!  They are Dog-licious! YUM!
Bark about FUN!  Now this year we had it ALL....including the DAWG-fabulous K9 Kings Flying Dog Show.

 Got to watch the team get set up for the ya think they notice that I want to learn these here dog tricks?  I'm a-thinkin' so!
 I met up with Owner/Trainer/Host-DogExtraordinaire....JD Platt himself!  He's the man behind the Dogs! Thanks for the KEEN hat  Mr. JD....I do think I look pretty 'Keen' in it!  (HA...slipped in Another one of  my hilarious bulldog jokes!)...but back to the K9 Kings Flying Dog Show......  
They're full of SUPER HERO sized surprises......who IS that masked DOG flying through the Air like that?! Whoo Doggies....makes me tired just to watch all that action!  I wonder how they get so Pumped up for their show and their tricks? Dog-ercising...what else!  Here's Carousel doing a S-T-R-E-T-C-H!  You GO girl!  LUV ya!

 I also had to get my LICKS on Route 66.......posin' here by the OFFICIAL tour-mobile.....check out the  link for some pics of your-New Mexico-truly dawg on the ABQ Tour Stop! This 4th annual tour is a GI-normous fund raiser for local animal shelters along the entire route 66 (from California to Chicago)...and is sponsored by none other than my FAV dog-mag  FIDO FRIENDLY! (Ya know I was featured in this mag awhile back....maybe again in the future too!)  It's just the BEST national Dog Magazine out there no dog-doubt about it! 

They stopped for the day at FURRY FRIENDS FIESTA DAY in Albuqeurque to help raise money for the local 4-footed kids at the Lucky Paws Shelter.  Here I am with Balloon Museum Marketing Queen, Miss Linda,  and the QUEEN LADY of the Magazine-Miss Susan...and her hubby-Greg!  What a great team! 
Now...can I PULEEZE spin the wheel and win some prizes?!

 But we're not done yet!  This was quite a day....from Balloon Fiesta we headed north for the 1st EVER (I'm bettin' my bones it will be repeated next year!) Doggie Styles Fashion Show in Dixon New Mexico!  A scenic drive up the Rio Grande River...I LUV Autumn in New Mexico....ain't it just beautiful?
and arrived just in time to don our matching duds.  But Hey NO duds here!  Look at this outfit wouldja?  Now this is what I call 'Santa Fe Stylin'...wouldn't you dawgree? Luv my snazzy custom made vest...made specially for moi by PupCycle!  Talk about fashion for pups...this is the cat's I mean dog's bark...or somethin like that!
 A long day for sure...from 4:30 AM  O-Dark to 10 PM that night....where I got to finally relax in my cozy  home-away-from-home casita at the dog-darling Guest House with hosts Judy and Chuck!  Thanks for the you and ALL your furry critters you have adopted along the way....grand people FURR sure!

 And then there is Monday.....I've magically turned into Jack-MacScotty!  Just in time for the SAVE LUCKY PAWS Charity Golf Tournament back in Albuqueruque.  Gotta do my part ya know....

So I hit the links.....posed for some Bucks for the Pups with the fab-dogulous Golfers of the Day......
and just had a doggone grand time in my Kilt outfit.....but let me warn ya....DON'T ask me what's underneath!  This dawg ain't talkin......

But I will tell ya between all the FURRY FUN times I had...we raised some 'Bucks for Bones' for four footed kids all around the state....and you can take that to the BARK-BANK!


Saturday, October 20, 2012


There are SO many reasons why all us dog-dandy Americans need to get out and vote this Election Season!
Take it from this Yankee Doodle Doggie.....after all my birthday is the 4th of July!

And here are some doggone GOOD ways you can vote in some VERY interesting elections!

1)  If you are a People....VOTE for the NEXT President of the USA.  It's our doggone duty to participate in this very important right!  Each and every vote counts.....and each and every person NEEDS to make their vote count this year!

 There's nothin' more beautiful than our Grand Ol' USA.....and that is Absodog-lutely the Truth!  And we need to keep those votes comin' to keep our USA grand!

2) PETSIDENTIAL ELECTION 2012!  And yours truly is in the running on this very apupriate election!  The RACE is on....and here's the latest poop-scoop!

We were Bad Kitty is taking the lead.  This election...just like the national PEEPS election is going to be CLOSE----too close for comfort.  And the last thing we need is a BAD KITTY for President! Here's some doggone good reasons to vote for moi:
  • I Travelin' Jack have a proven record with my 4-paws campaign platform (I've been chompin' on the canine campaign trail since 2010...Now THAT's something to bark about!)
  • I've raised over $10,000 for New Mexico shelters (has my political opponent done that I ask?)
  • I'm New Mexico's Hometown Boy! (Why I even hit the campaign trail at my favorite schools.)
  • I''m doggone good lookin'....And  VERY Presidential in appearance! (noBODY can argue that point!)
  • Bad Kitty is a CARTOON character for Dog's Sake! (Travelin' Jack is all furr and fluff in the REAL!)

I'm REALLY good at kissin' the voters (and we know that is a proven requirement for any good politician!)


So today.....I'm asking YOU for your VOTE!                            
Just click on this LINK ......and vote for the CANINE-didate that YOU know is right for the job!
VOTE for TRAVELIN' JACK.....Not Bad Kitty dog-forbid! 
And please note that there is a DONATION box too....a donation of any size goes to help the 4-footed kids at Animal Humane of New Mexico! 

3)  Here's another way to VOTE for those four footed kids.  PetSmart Charities has a PAWsitively fabulous way to show your support and vote for those little ones needing a 'furever' home and family!
                                                        PUT ASIDE “PAWLITICS”

Let’s stop fighting like cats and dogs and come together to save homeless pets.....PetSmart Charities has kicked off  United for Adopted Pets – a “bipetisan” campaign that asks cat and dog lovers to put aside “pawlitics” and stand united to save homeless pets.  Here's what they're saying about this special election:

“We believe all pets are created equal. Whether they’re dog or cat, purebred or mixed breed, every pet deserves a lifelong, loving home,” said Laura Ingalls, “Campaign Manager” at PetSmart Charities, Inc. “The 8 million pets in shelters each year are counting on Americans to stop the hissing and barking and support one life-saving policy: pet adoption.”  The latest “water dish” poll indicates that pet lovers are ready to come together. Though 41 percent of pet lovers say they lean toward dogs and 21 percent lean toward cats, 38 percent consider themselves independent – that they love both. Most important, 76 percent are planning to adopt instead of buy their next pet – be it a dog or a cat.*

So Here's what YOU can do......Stand Up for Four-Legged Friends!  No matter your “pawreference,” you can lend support to save homeless pets today. Download and share the United for Adopted Pets badge at Then don’t forget to cast your vote for pet adoption by taking the online poll. Final results will be announced on October 25.

4)  And finally  here's a way to stand up and shout about FOOD!
You can bet your patooties that this is a sure fire VOTE from this pup....FOOD! 
Check out this organization....It's called BOGO Bowl...and they LOVE to help out the 4-footed kids in the Shelters.  It's really easy......check out their website and see how you can buy some edible votes for the kids in need.   For every bag you buy....the shelter of your choice gets dog food for the furry kids.  Pretty DOGGONE Kool if ya ask me!  It's got my vote of approval! 


So get in your car...and drive to the nearest polling location....(or the nearest website too!)....

and BE a pup-tastic ALL AMERICAN HERO!   Just like me...Travelin' Jack...all American Dog!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Albuquerque is FULL of Hot Air...And I'm not Talkin' About ME!

I was out at DAWN in my back yard in Albuqerque earlier thisweek...doin' my dog business and all... when I heard this strange WHOOSH noise.....What was that? I said to my Jack-self.... And then it DAWNED on me (ha-that was one of my famous bulldog jokes...get it  'I was out at DAWN and it DAWNED on me!)  I'm just too doggone hilarious!...anyway...back to the story. 
It DAWNED on me...... 
It's Balloon Fiesta time here in Albuquerque!  YAH!  That means LOTS of hot air (and not mine...mind you!) with those colorful orbs floating through the sky! 
Hundreds of balloons of all shapes and sizes and colors...and some floating right over my head!


Here's another one......I think it's LANDING in the field next to MY house!  YAH!

Yup-Pup...she's they're lettin' out the hot air and DEFLATING her (see how smart I am about this ballooning business?)  Ya gotta love a hot air balloon if ya live in Albuquerque...It's the LAW ya know!
So, I said to Jill.....Pack up our stuff...we're going to the Balloon Museum! 
                                                       And OFF we went. 
Now there are LOTS of reasons why I dog-personally recommend the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum!
1)  It is a REALLY cool Museum (my favorite!)
2) You can see the balloons go right over your head there during Balloon Fiesta.
3) They have a Pet-Friendly Lawn where you can bring your  pets to the area (dogs are NOT allowed on the Balloon Fiesta field).
4) It's a really fabulous museum PLUS they host lots of pet and people events there....LIKE
5) The 2nd Annual FURRY FRIENDS FIESTA DAY! (Hint...this is MY event with LOTS of fun things planned for both pets and their peeps too! 
But enough's time to get to work!   Before I get settled into my space, I just MUST make friends with the Security Guards.......yup.... I like those strong handsome types lookin' out after me and my friends! Hey take a look at those Balloons wouldja?  They're EVERYWHERE!!!!! I am...ready for those people to visit me so that I can tell them about my furry friends at the Animal Shelter...gotta raise some bucks for bones for my cousins ya know!  WHERE ARE THOSE PEOPLE? we go..this is more like it!  Picture time with my new  BFF! 
Break time...when you are at Balloon gotta make sure to  check out the skies regularly....there's just too much action not to keep an eye out for those bee-u-ti-ful balloons!  But WAIT.....WHAT is THAT over there!?!
 Krispy Kreme Donuts!?  Now THAT is callin my name out LOUD!  Gotta go check it out.  See this is ANOTHER reason why I LUV the Balloon Museum!  You just never know what 'SWEET' things you're gonna find there. Hmmm...a spinning wheel with prizes.....and of COURSE donuts! 
                                                                 Hey....where's MY donut?
WHAT????? You think I need to work here? 
You gotta be KIDDIN' me!  Why I for doggone sure would eat ALL the profits!  Nope...this dog may look good in a Krispy Kreme hat..but I'll go back to my regular job, thank you very much!
Like watchin' MORE balloons up in the sky...why there are even SPECIAL SHAPE balloons here at this gi-normous Balloon Fiesta...I think that is a flyin' chicken!?! Whoo-EE doggies! 
And of course I gotta get back to my job as New Mexico's Ambassa-dog and welcome ALL these fine folks to our beautiful state! 
Yup, I take this job dog-serious! 

But while I was awhilin' away the time schmoozin with all the fine visitors....I heard someone call out my name....Travelin' Jack.  I looked over my shoulder and who do I see, but my GOOD buddies......Kenny H from KASA Fox2 TV with Jen Taylor, who runs the Balloon Foundation (AND this is doggone important....Mom to my poodle buddy ZIA). 
Kenny was gettin' the camera set up for a Live TV segment...and what were they going to talk about...but none other than the PET ACTIVITIES at the Balloon Museum!  Now isn't THAT just the doggone dandiest subject ever for a live TV segment at Balloon Fiesta!  Need a dog for the spot?  You DO?  Well....I'm your man....let's get this camera rolling.  And just in case you are wondering what great TV show  this's none other than "New Mexico Style" dog-personal favorite of ALL TV shows ('cept maybe Animal Planet...but we won't say that out loud!)  

 ROLL Em....we're ON! 
Make sure to tell everyone about this fabulous festival.....LIKE A festival of all things flight including From "Greatest American Dog's" very own J.D. Platt's Canine Extravaganza with his K9 Kings Flying Dog Show as seen on the David Letterman Show, an Adoptathon with some VERY special pups looking for forever homes....we even have a special Tour Bus stopping in on the national "Get Your LICKS on Route 66"

and of course I"LL be there too!  If you come by and say HI to me...I'll give you my very own dog-personal 2012 Travelin' Jack Balloon Fiesta Trading Card!  It's really KOOL...if I do bark so myself!  But here's a word to the wise....hang on to this special Trading a couple years it will be worth a LOT of Bones! 

See you at the Balloon Museum!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Gettin' My Kicks

It all started on Route 66......well at least THIS trip did!  You know Jill and I have been trackin' all over the state on this fab-tabulous "GET THE PICTURE" contest that started on January 12th, 2012.  We've been makin' tracks since that time....tryin' to find all 100 vintage photos! 
So we headed down Rt 66 this week to snap some more of those special shots! Whew!  We're ALMOST there!  Here in Tucumcari we captured another one for the books! 
And where else but at the historic Blue Swallow Motel! YAH...another MATCH!
But my dog-philosophy is that while you are on the gotta stop and smell the flowers eh?
Yep....this place is chock-full of old-tymie things to ponder about...from comfy retro chairs to Model T Fords...why a dog (and his person) could stay here awhile...this is one dog-dandy good find!

I've got a nose for dogscoverin' nice places....and this is one for the memory books I can tell!  And of course...I checked out to see if they are pet-friendly!  YUP-PUP...they are!  So' I'm comin' back I tell ya! SOON! 
But for's time to keep trackin' down Route 66.  Ya know it goes from the East side of the state...all the way through to the West side of the that's some road time. And LOTS of grand places to see and things to do along the way. 
 Like the dog-tastic Rock Cliffs at Red Rock State Park in Gallup!  Not only are the rocks RED...but they're GINORMOUS too!  Now what better place to stop for a little picnic eh? 
Yep, we're kickin' some good times down this ol' Route 66!
Gallup is too doggone cool!
There's all sorts of fab native artwork everywhere...home to some of the WORLD's finest trading posts.....

 where you can shop till ya!  But the really really really cool thing is you can shop with the Native American artists right there too!  Pretty doggone cool eh?
                                             This talented artist is weaving right here in the shop....
HMMMMMM wonder if my paws could do that weavin' stuff?  NAAW...I'll leave that to the experts!
Gotta visit one of MY favorite trading posts....and that would be Richardson's Trading can find ANYTHING here Native American that's for sure!  Hmmmm...maybe I should pick up some fine AND authentic Native American jewelry for Jill here, what'dya think? 
That' one's nice.......I'll TAKE it!

And here's yet another grand dog-scovery by this Dog Reporter!  The historic El Rancho Hotel...home to the movie stars......hmmmmm that's got me thinkin' maybe this TV star pooch should stay here too!  Undog-fortunately...time to keep kickin' down the ol Route no time for snoozin on this trip...but as that movie star Arnold likes to say...."I'LL BE BARK" (er somethin' like that!)   But it's true....I am comin' back cause they TOO are pet-friendly....WoW!  I'm on a roll this trip, wouldn't you dog-gree?
It's been fun drivin through New Mexico and gettin my kicks on historic Route 66....but now it's time to get dog-serious...and KICK some cat's butt......

and that would be none other than BAD KITTY!  Whoo-doggies...take a look at this guy wouldja?!? He's one dude cat if ya ask me it seems I gotta get out and lobby for some votes for ......
Jack Kitty
                                      PETSIDENTIAL ELECTION 2012

where I'm takin' on BAD KITTY  for Petsident of EVERYTHING Pet!  So time to hit the campaign trail...gotta get those KID votes (and big people too!) but today, I'm headin' to Double Eagle Elementary to dog-scuss my canine campaign platform

 Bark about a Campaign RAlly!  Now this was one fun GIG!  Gotta check out the crowd from between Jill's legs to make sure it's okay out there amongst all those kids!

YUP-PUP they're cool!  They know a winning Canine-didate when they see one! 

I sat politely while my competitor tried to woo the crowd...
and I even had to pose for a pup-litical photo
 the proof is in the puddin'....or in this case the pattin' on the head...YUP..think I got their vote

Now I just need YOUR vote!  Come on New Mexico...and the world too.....Vote for ME...the best DAWG for the bones about it!  Cast your vote here...and vote OFTEN...just click on this link here

                                    Vote for Travelin' Jack

So that's how this dawg does it all......from Gettin' My Kicks on Route 66.....all the way down the campaign trail...kickin' this cat's patooty.....that's what I'm barkin' about!   Thanks for your VOTE of dog-confidence!  I won't disappoint...I doguarantee!