TIME TO REFLECT ON 2013!
TRAVELIN' JACK'S PROJECT 52
"They See Me Rollin’…They Be Barkin’!"
CONGRATULATIONS Laura Madeiros!
“Have you met my GHOULfriend?”
“Black Jack to Travelin’ Jack. Pay him 500 Bones!”
CONGRATULATIONS Eugene Kemp!
“Don’t worry America….I Got Your Back!"
“ I say there, Chap, have you seen my pipe? I had it on the golf course just a moment ago!”
Yup-Pup...we had fun...and 52 WINNERS of a Travelin' Jack PRIZE PACK! But this was only a teensy-weensy part of our pup-sitively Fab times we had this year!
I also had to hang a medal around my neck for several WINS this year!
Like the International EIPPY award for my book "Travelin' Jack's Story...From Shelter to Star"
I was (WOOF-HARUMPH) proud to be the 1st dog EVER to win this award! Yah!
I was a Guest Judge at the Sipapu Cardboard Derby Races in March. I take my job doggone seriously as you can see while I observe the racers.
I beg your "pawdon" Dr. Oz.....I mean no rudeness, but rather I send you my special form of THANKS for appearing on your show....with just another award winning YAWN!
And of course...if we're talkin' about TV.....I must dogress and include my very favorite TV show.....that I love being a part of regularly!
But it was my bestest honor to then WELCOME the host of the new show 2KASA Style, Chad Brummett. He thinks I am Top Dog (which of course I am!) and we hit it off right away. Why we even have our own dog-talk....that we don't share with others. Our guy secret language...Ruff....grrrr....awwwruuuuggghhh! If you want to see our most recent segment....here it is
We covered the best PET RESOLUTIONS for 2014.....but I renamed it CANINE COMMITMENTS! Another example of just how clever I am! Anyway, you can catch me on this show the 1st Wednesday of every month (and sometimes more often too!)....at KASA FOX 2 TV. My favorite show of ALL time!
But of course TV is not the only Media outlet I appear on. I bet you don't hear dogs on the radio too often...but then again...how many Travelin' Jack's are there? I LUV to appear on the set at 770KKOB Radio here in Albuquerque with the one and only QUEEN OF THE AIR WAVES----Miss Terrie Q on her Weekend Show. I'm a very 'pup-ular guest' on her show. We bark about a lot of very dog-portant subjects.......like my end-of-the-year blowout TOUR called
TRAVELIN' JACK'S Howl-I-Day 'GIVE BACK' Tour
Here is my official Trading Card for the Tour.
And here is what it was all about!
We honored three different Organizations
LUCKY PAWS Animal Adoption Center
Toys for Tots
Meals On Wheels Pet Program
and we held numerous events for fundraisers and awareness campaigns.
I-Travelin' Jack was the HOST of all these events.
Of course we started it off on the right foot with a radio appearance with Miss Terrie Q at 770 KKOB Radio...where we told the world about our plans and invited them to all the events.
.....It is one of my proudest roles of ALL TIME...as I was welcomed into Delta Company of the U.S. Marine Corp, Albuquerque as the Official Mascot for the Albuquerque Toys for Tots Program.
First stop was the set of KASA TV on 2KASA Style TV. I met up with Major Cillessen and Staff Sergeant Adrian Hernandez to prepare for my BIG DEBUT as a Marine.
I was just so doggone proud to don my Dress Blues and to be a part of the Delta Company of Marines.
(I also have to send a very special BARK OUT to my bestest dog bud, Gunny Monster, who is the Utah Marine Toys for Tot Mascot. He was kind enough to pass his uniform on to me so that I could share the honor with these fine Marines. Thanks a dog-zillion to Gunny Monster and his Dog-person, Troy! I wouldn't have been half this handsome without your amazing donation of my new uniform! I LUV it!)
My first event for Toys for Tots took place at Treasure House Books and Gifts...at Old Town. We pawticipated in the annual Holiday Stroll event with a book signing...and for EVERY BOOK that was purchased in the store that evening---I, Travelin' Jack, donated a children's book to Toys for Tots. We had a rollicking good time at the store...and met up with lots of great folks....and raised over 70 books that night for the Kids.
It was a cold December day, but the Marines are a TUFF lot (me included) and we worked the Collection Boxes hard! But with great results. LOTS of folks showed up for the event and we collected many great toys from generous Albuquerqueans.
Yes, it was one of the biggest honors of my life...to be the Official Mascot for the US Marine Corp. I can't wait to do it next year again....BUT my work was still not done...and it's off to,,,,,,
Week Three of the Tour. And this week is dedicated to Meals on Wheels...to the pets of the families on the Meals on Wheels program.
So I met up with Owner Michael...and we planned a big to-do. A PUPCAKE-CUPCAKE Reception! We planned the big day.....free pupcakes for the visiting pups and free cupcakes for the visiting people. The pupcakes came from of dog-course Three Dog Bakery..and the cupcakes were donated by Cake Fetish. Double Dog YUM!
We got all the bakers at Three Dog Bakery to gather for a photo and the party was on! For every $$ donation made, Three Dog Bakery donated a goody treat bag for the pets on the Meals on Wheels program. It was a dog-licious success! Mucho $$ were raised, treats were gathered for the 4-footed kids...and all the folks visiting were regaled with tasty treats!
Why even Miss Samantha, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels, came by to check out the fun! And FUN was had by all....BUT that wasn't all. We followed that up with the PET PARTY OF THE SEASON
at Il Vicino Westside...where we held this pup-party on the Patio. Folks ate DEElicious Pizza,
We even had pet photographer Allen Winston of Winstonfotos.com there to take souvenir pictures of the pawticipating pets....dressed in their holiday finery! There were some cute pups there FURR SURE! Thanks Mr. Allen for takingn my pic too! It's a keeper.....just like you!
And Il Vicino also tagged into the success. They donated 20% of proceeds from their food sales that day too.....so Meals on Wheels also got a generous donation from them! Thanks for that added bonus!
And that's how we ended up the 2013 TRAVELIN' JACK HOWL-I-DAY GIVE BACK TOUR! It was a doggone success! We raised $$$ dollars for 3 worthy charities, we gathered gifts for kids and pets...and we had a doggone good time most of all.
And after all that HOWLIDAY action....I hafta admit...I was doggone worn out. So I ended my year, relaxing in front of the fireplace at the Elkhorn Lodge in Chama!
Yes, this was a doggone grand year!
And I want to thank ALL my friends for making this such a special year for this dog. I-Travelin' Jack am abso-dog-lutely BLESSED. And I LUV you -each and every one! And that also includes my faithful followers on Facebook, on my Blog, and at all my events.
So what's in Store for 2014?
Let's start it out....heralding back to my Travel Pro job. And of course my doggone great photos. How about a new weekly contest......
WHERE IN NEW MEXICO IS TRAVELIN' JACK!
So climb on board...let's hit the road together in 2014! VROOOOOM VROOOOM VROOOM! Where do you think YOU will find me this year? I'll be out and about...you can bet your bones on that! So stay tuned for more doggone grand fun in 2014!
DOGGY HUGS AND SLURPY KISSES!