Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring is Sprung! Yippee!

 Yippity Doo Dog!  I LUV Sringtime!  Flowers flowers everywhere!  Warm temps and blue skies.....what's a dog not to love eh? (and people too I'm guessing....being the sage dog that I am!)

 So LOTS of things come to mind.......Like getting all spruced up for somewhere important to go.  After favorite sayin' is "Let's Hit The Road JACK!" 
BUT before you get in that are a few tips from this savvy dog pet travel reporter!

Seems like a no-brainer to me...but are a few reminders

#1 Get spruced up!    Head to your favorite pet groomer...and let them do all the dirty work!  A pup-ssage, a nice conditioning wash and dry,  toenails trimmed, ears cleaned....dogcetera....It is ALL good! And healthy too!  Good for the pup.
 Nothin' like a little pup-pamperin' I always bark!

#2  Visit your Vet for your annual Pet Check-up.  And be sure to ask for a certificate of your current vaccinations.  They can print them off easy as pie...and you have all your credentials in place....ready for roadtime adventures.  (IF you are me, Travelin''ll hold out for a special goody bag of treats from your vet.  Works for me anyway!...give it a try Fido and Fifi!....just pout a little after that examination...) 

  #3  PACK that important stuff!
Make sure you pup-pare for those possible bugs and critters along the way.  So in addition to that annual check-up, I dog-personally recommend  VetGuard for Dogs.  It keeps those pesky fleas, ticks and mosquitos off your dog, so he can enjoy the Great Outdoors in comfort and peace.  It's made by VetIQ....check it out here
#4 PUPARE.  I ALWAYS pack my travel backpack with good stuff like this....along with my cool travel duds.......favorite my VERY dog-fav MINTIES!  These are DOUBLE DOG YUM!  And do you know WHY they are double dog yum?  Because for one very important thing....they TASTE GOOD! And for another very important thing....they are Triple Action Packed.  They help Clean my teeth, Freshen my breath...and remove plaque and THAT is a triple dog deal! is True.  I like my VET IQ products...I take them with me where-ever I go!  So if YOU wanna be a smart pup like me.......  

Pack Your bags....get ready........Get pup-ared.......and

HIT THE ROAD in style! 
BEEP BEEP....get outta my way....HERE I COME!   


Monday, March 17, 2014

The Many Faces of Erin Go BARK!

Time to wear the GREEN!  I say there.....ERIN GO BARK!  We're ALL Irish today! I say...we should all dress in style for the day!  Here's To St. Patty!  I'm proud to wear green!
Why here's that sweet Irish Lass Jacquette!  Ain't she a doll?

 And sweet Jack.   Can I puleeze have an Irish Cookie?

  Or MAYBE a beer?  GLUG GLUG!
 Pawhaps a little Irish jig and some tunes from that ol' Bagpiper!
 But however you celebrate it!  Have a GREEN one! 
And DON'T celebrate TOO much or you might end up lookin' like this!  ERIN GO BARK!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Slip....sliding away at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. What's Travelin' Jack doing now?

It's ALMOST that time again!
"What time,  you ask?" 
It's ALMOST St. Patty's Day
and in MY book....Travelin' Jack, Roving Bulldog Reporter (of course!) that means the return of one of my DOGGONed-EST favorite events! 
And places.

 It's time for the Annual Cardboard Derby Race at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort!
and time for some major league slip-slidin'-away down the mountain!
Now you might recall that back in 2012 I PAWticipated in the Derby Run.  Yup-Pup you read that right!
I-Travelin' Jack was the 1st Dog Ever to take a run in the Derby fun!
Here's a snapshot from the past...when Jill and I were ready to take to the hill. 

There were LOTS of folks there...both Derby participants and lookers-on!
And before I knew it....we were at the top of the run...ready to ride! AW-OH!  WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MY DOGGONE DOG-SELF IN THIS TIME!

H-e-e-e-l-l-l-P!  We're really doing this?  OMD.....Please  let us make it down alive! 

And before I could blink another dog-blink....or bark another doggy prayer.....
WE MADE IT!  Hey...that wasn't so bad.....why I'm thinkin' it was mighty fun!  
But here's my dog-words of advice.  
Leave the Sledding to the 2-footed People.....
Dogs should be smart and just sit on the sideline watching the action.
If you are Travelin' get invited back to be a
So LAST year-2013, Jill and I returned for our dogly-and peoply duties as judges. 
I take my Job VERY seriously.  Nothin' but the Best from this Dawg!

 So Jill and I took our posts on the sideline....Dogs-Eye view of the sledders
NOTE......make sure you note who is in the Judge's Chair....and who is standing.....tee-hee! (I played the ol' line of "This snow is cold on my feet"   (works every time!)
But I dogress....back to the subject at paw.
And the contestants started rolling....or sliding....or turning...or ALL those things as they came down the hill!
First one out the shoot!
Why...I'll be doggone if that isn't Angry Bird!  Now THAT is one cool sled...or as we Derby Experts say....VESSEL!
Next one down the I LIKE this one...POT O' GOLD!  Since the race is always right around St. Patty's Day...yer sure to see some green!  (HINT....notice I-Too am decked out in my green to celebrate the Irish day name changes to Jack O'Lane that day! 
But here comes another one!  The Big Rig!  Now That There Cardboard vessel gets MY VOTE for the best vessel of the day! Would'ja take a look at that? DogMazing! It's all cardboard, paint and tape! Good Job!  Now Hit The Road Big Rig...or snow in this case!
Here comes another vessel.....any body expecting a UPS delivery?  It's here!  HA!
And look at this cute little doll house sliding down the snow! PRETTY!

And they continued to come down that hill...all shapes, sizes, colors, designs. 
HOW- o-HOW is a dog-Judge sposed to PICK?  They are ALL winners in my dog-book! 
 BUT...WHOA there! What is THIS monster doing on the slopes? Are we getting attacked by God-zilla?'s just another gigantic Cardboard Vessel!  Now THAT gets a special prize in my book for "MOST REALISTIC AND SCARY CARDBOARD DERBY VESSEL!   
And before you know it....
The 2013 Race is finished!  With LOTS of winners! And a WHOLE LOT O DOGGONE FUN was had by all! Including this Dog-Judge! 
 But the fun isn't over yet! No-sirree-doggee!  I get to make some new friends too.  Check out these two guys on skis I met up with at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort.  They understand that it's time to celebrate St. Patty's Day...and what better place than on the ski slopes at Sipapu!
Why...I even ran into one of those crazy noise-maker dudes called BAGPIPER.  Wearing that funny skirt! You wouldn't catch THIS dog in a skirt....well maybe.  He seems to be okay, so who knows. I-Travelin ' Jack might appear somewhere someday in one of those cute outfits!  HA!  

 But HEY....all work and no play for this dog?  I DON'T think so!  Why...I think I'll join this party on the deck...and maybe chow down on a char-grilled Burger....or two...or three!  Did you save one for me?  Come on...hand it over pretty-dog-please!  THANK YOU!  

 So that's a look at the past 2 Cardboard Derby Races from this dog's point of view.  But that's not all she the sayin' goes.  I'm getting ready to hit the road to Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort again here in 2014!  And it is coming up MARCH 15th! make sure everyone knows about it....I stopped by my FAVORITE television station KASA TV..and aired another doggone grrrrreat TV segment with my buddy of 2 KASA Style TV. Along with Face of Fox Brittany!  And HERE's what we had to say about the upcoming fun. CLICK the link to see it.

 And there you have it!  ALL the details for YOUR next Getaway!  To Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort! 
And a BIG slurpy kiss to you too Chad for sharing your TV show with me...the one...the only..the dognanimous        TRAVELIN' JACK.

Meet you up at Sipapu...March 15th!  Now get your carboard derby made...doggone it!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring is in the Air.....and are there Wedding Bells for Jack?

Springtime is ALMOST here....and there are so many doggone cool things that happen in the I-Travelin' Jack thought I'd give you a few pointers on Springime Happenings.....for every Eligible Bachelor Dawg Man out there!
 But first things first.  Spring is also for getting spruced up!  And the BEST way to do that is to get your pawsonal Grooming Spa Day at Albuquerue Doggie Spa! These gals know how to treat a pup...from the moment you enter....

                         To the finishing masterpiece at the end of your specialized treatment.
  You can see they sure do know how to treat their canine customers too!  WoW! I got the ALL HANDS ON DECK treatment...and I LUVed every minute of it.

 Why I even got my very own report card......just in case you're wonderin' what it said....they said I was MAGNANIMOUS!  Ha!  Got them fooled!  Luv ya!  They really took good care of in return on their report card...I give them an A+++++

But seriously, why should you groom your dog?  And this goes for even short haired dogs that don't need to have their hair cut!

Here's a couple dog-dandy reasons!
1)  They shampoo and condition your dog's coat so it is soft, fluffy, and silky shiny.  Why it even helps with my shedding problem. (BUT  PULEEZE don't tell anyone I have a shedding problem!) I want all the girl dogs to think I am pawfect!...which of course I am!
2) They cut your nails.  No worries about YOU hurting your pup or cutting them accidentally.  Leave the trimming to the experts.
3) They clean my ears.  Now here's a Jack-FACT.  Since I have been getting groomed, I no longer have  ear infections..and I USED to get them!  So..this is a doggone good thing in my books!
4) They express your anal glands...something we dogs don't like to bark about...but it is good hygiene!
5) And of course they give haircuts of all types to furry dogs of all sizes and shapes.
6) Plus other special things too!  Just ask them...they'll take good care of you I dog-guarantee!

In other's a good thing all the way around.  And while I recommend regular grooming....since it is Springtime (almost)..this is just a reminder of why YOU should take your dog to get groomed!

And that's the end of this grooming tip...but I can't leave the Albuquerque Doggie Spa without a Jack-Smack Kiss!  MWAAAAHHHH! Thanks a dog-zillion!  It was grand!  And now that I am all spruced's time to go to a PAWTEE!

 Now this is no ordinary party...let me bark at you!  It's a special birthday party for a young lady by the name of HADLEY.....she's in the white T-shirt with that big gorgeous smile!  See..this is why it is so special!  Hadley decided that she wanted to have her birthday party at LUCKY PAWS Adoption Center.  So that she could tell all her friends why they should adopt their next pet from a shelter.  AND she did just that!  She also invited ME to her birthday party!  Why I was dog-honored for sure!  How many dogs get invited to cute girl birthday parties!?  HA!  I'm so glad I was a part of their good times!  At the end of the party..each child made a $$donation to Save Lucky each and everyone of them helped the shelter pets! 

Now THAT my friends is a DOGGONE dog-fabulous way to celebrate a birthday!  Miss Hadley You are #1 in my books!  Luv Ya!  MWAAAAHHH! you know...I am one busy before I could get a dog-blink in....we were off to another adventure!  To Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe. 

And let me give you the scoop....Here is where you might just be hearing wedding bells!  But...before the PUParazzi get all up in arms about having missed this dog-bachelor's wedding......never fear.....
This wedding party is NOT for me!

 But I did need to get spruced up for my role in none other than most probably the doggone best WEDDING EVENT anywhere...the Northern NM Wedding Expo.  So I hit the Spa for a touch up on my paw-fect looks.....

 And I was off to be part of the Wedding Expo!  How do you think I look?  I'm REDdy to hit the runway and WoW the folks at the show!
 But before it all starts....being the snoop dog-doggy-reporter that I am...I had to check out the show!  There were all sorts of cool businesses this here photographer from Los Alamos.  They were super cool...and I sorta like their Mr. and Mrs. Settee too! 

And of course what show would be complete without MUSIC!  I had the dog-privilege to be located next to Guitarist Extraordinaire....John P. Martinez! Now here's a super dooper hint...he would be a GREAT musician to have at ANY or other-dog-wise!  I liked him a lot!  
And what wedding would be complete without a dress, right?  Well Christines Bridal and Formal Wear had some nice glittery dresses for the whole wedding party!  You can check them out at
And of course I don't go anywhere without new friends. I became BESTEST of best friends with Phil here!  He and I even worked the runway together!
  So we're in this together Phil! buddy Phil.

But it's SHOWTIME!  And this dog is not a-slacking!  It's time to get my place behind the scenes waiting for my big moment to walk the red carpet and the Fashion Show runway!  (Now just in case you're a-wondering...this is not MY first gig working the fashion circuit!) No-sir-dog-a-ree!  I'm an Old hat at this modeling thing...the 4th time I've been a dog-model in a fashion show!  So's....if you are needin' a Dog-Model-Extraordinaire....just call on JACK!

 And here we go!  What do you think?  I'm just one o' the guys eh?  We do make some handsome Male Models if ya ask me!  Yup-Pup!  For Sure!  I do know how to work  a crowd! 
And before you know it...another Bridal Fashion Show is over.  And I'm one pooped-out pooch!  This being a model is hard work doggone it!  And of course..between the two fashion shows....I was raising $$s for the shelter pups and kitties.  So it was one busy day for this Wedding dog!  While I am here at the POSH Buffalo Thunder Resort...think I'll rest my weary paws for a little pet-cation to round out my day!  And there's NO BETTER PLACE than Buffalo Thunder Resort for that paw-fect getaway!

And with that I'll just close by saying....

" wedding bells for Jack! I like being New Mexico's Most Eligible Dog-Bachelor!"
and if you play it right....all you cute little lassie pups out there....I might just say to you one day soon

"Would YOU accept this rose?"

Signing off for now.......