Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ABQ....where there's always something great happening! Specially for this dog!

Just about a Dog-Zillion things to do in Albuquerque if ya  ask this DAWG! 
But first, I think I'll take a little summertime break by the Sunflowers!  I've always had a hankerin' to be a "flower dog-child!" 

 Although a workin' dog can't mosey around the flowers too long.  Places to go, people to see...and work to do, so I'll head to my FAV TV show, 2KASA Style to hang out with some of my A Team there for my next Pet-Friendly TV segment.  Here I am on the set with Guest Host Howie...from YELP!,  Show Host, Chad pawsonal bud, and the gee-orgeous Weather Gal, Kassandra Crimi!  LUV 'em all!   
 And after the TV show, it;s back to work at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, where I am the dog-ficial AMBASSA-DOG!
 Some of my work there includes welcoming all the 2-legged kidlets who come every Wednesday to Stories in the Sky!  It's cool and Everyone loves it...including me!
But there are also many dog-fabulous events that take place at the Balloon this week's Mini Maker Faire!  It was totally RAD with lots of neat inventions and hand designed and made creations.  And of course LOTS of cool folks came to visit me there!  Well, maybe they came to the Faire....BUT they also took time out of their adventure to sit with me a bit.  Here's the too cool Martin family who stopped by my table. Thanks EVERYONE for coming to the Balloon Museum!  We LUV our visitors!

But Dog-Duty calls.  I've been asked to be a JUDGE at the Top Hat Dog Affair in town...that would be none other than the TOP HAT AND TAILS event at ABQ Uptown. I got to Judge with Miss Allison of radio fame on cool, easy listenin' radio station....but back to my official role.....Dog Judge  
And I of course picked the doggone cutest little gal around....look at her strut her stuff!  She's a WINNER in my book...and she took home a prize too...thanks to my influence!  Luv Ya, are one stylin' cutie patootie pooch!  MWAAAAH! (a Jack smack just for you!)

 Wow, with all this work, it's time to take a load off my bulldog feet and relax a where does this dog go for a nice time in ABQ?  Well, that would be the PETio at Church Street Cafe in Old Town.  In addition to great food, fabulous outdoor dining, this place is even music to my ears as I listen to Ronaldo strum his guitar and croon those melodies.  But WAIT!  I'm heading back to my table.....I think I smell BACON!  Yep...wouldja look at this!  My fantastic server has brought me my very own bacon.  Now THAT is what I call Pet-Friendly service!  I just LUV Church Street Cafe! 
 But stardom calls again.  Back to work.  I got called for a TV commercial.  Here I am on the set with a green screen backdrop, pretending to be flying through the skies in a hot air balloon.  Miss Kathy and I were actors in the commercial.  Our 'try' to catch the key.....and of dog-course to look handsome on the set!  We missed the (it was in the script)...but I think I got the handsome dog-actor down good!  What do you think?
 Of course the Pop-A-Lock guy GOT the key.  (HINT-they get the key everytime!)  I think that is their motto!  It was a grand shoot, and I can' t wait to see it air.  Watch for it on KRQE and KASA TV.  You might just see me in my latest TV commercial!  Thanks Pop-A-Lock for including Travelin' Jack in your commercial!  Next time I lock my keys somewhere accidentally, I know who we are callin!  That would be Pop-A-Lock Locksmith!
But the weekend rolls around...and here I am at another fantastic dog event....BARK IN THE PARK in Rio Rancho!
They had LOTS of great things going on there for people and their here I am getting my Dog-Tattoo.  I had to get STARS seeing that I am a star......get it?  Aren't I just the cleverest bulldog   you ever met?  Yup-Pup...that would be me!I got to judge the DOG GAMES at this event.  There were great categories like BEST WIGGLEBUTT (I shoulda won that one but since I am the JUDGE, I don't get to win!), BEST TRICK, Best Tail!  It was one fun day for everyone...two and four footed.  It was put on by Enchantment Pet Resort...and they did a doggone dandy job of hosting this fab event for dogs! Thanks Enchantment Pet Resort for inviting me to be Judge at your PAWstegious affair for pups!  

 Time to get back to the Balloon Museum.  We've got SO much happening, I just love it!  This beautiful Children's Peace Stature is getting ready to have a grand affair this weekend, the come on out to check out the action! 
 And WOAH!  what's this?  Another TV segment shoot at the Balloon Museum?  Here's my buddy Michael Newman, host of the TV show  New Mexico True TV.  He's doing a relaxed intro shot for the show on our green lawn.  Hmmmmm, I can't wait to get my call from them to do a pet-friendly segment!  It's just gotta happen, right?  In the meantime, I'll just supervise from the sidelines.  GOOD JOB MICHAEL!  I think you got it spot on!  And now, as I take a quick look back at my pawstigious TRADING CARDS, I am reminded that it is almost time for our biggest and grandest hot air balloon show in the world...right here in Albuquerque!  The International Balloon Fiesta.  And I'm gonna make sure to be there.   
And of course, I wouldn't let a party pass this pup by!  So we have planned our very own FURRY FRIEND FIESTA DAY for Pups and their people!  It's's on Sunday October 5th...and it's gonna be one doggone GRAND pup-nic in the park!  Stay tuned for more details....BUT make sure to put it on YOUR pup-calendar right now!  

You'll wanna be there with all the high-flying adventures, I dog-guarantee!  See you soon at the Balloon Museum!  


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Lodge at Sierra Blanca in the Pet Travel Expert Himself!

Let's STEP IT UP and talk about one of my all-time FAVORITE getaways---The Lodge at Sierra Blanca resort in Ruidoso!  So for starters, let's check out our TV segment on the subject.  

But just to make sure you got ALL 10 REASONS TO VISIT THE LODGE AT SIERRA BLANCA......Here is the actual countdown!
Top 10 Countdown.....REASON #10
A lovely resort in a beautiful setting.  AND........

It's PET-FRIENDLY!  Check this out!  They have a special Treat for their pet guests.  Now THAT's what I-Travelin' Jack like! 
 And the place is lovely inside and out!  "PAW-SOME DECOR! YES, JUST PAWSOME-AWESOME!"  Inside and out it is pure luxury.  Check out this view from the 2nd floor. 
 And of course their suites are roomy, comfortable and very nicely decorated.  "ONE SWEET SUITE! ONLY THE BEST FOR ME!"
 Plus their public areas are fun, friendly, and relaxing.  Like this Lounge Pub.  "FOOTBALL AND A COLD BEER IN THE LOBBY LOUNGE...NOW THAT'S WHAT I-TRAVELIN' JACK AM BARKING ABOUT!" 
 Why it's just a grrrrrreat place to relax and check out all the good things.  "I HEARD THROUGH THE BARK-VINE THERE ARE SOME SPECIAL OFFERS RIGHT NOW!"  and sure enough it is TRUE!  This brochure shares the deal...and here is a link for YOU to check out the special End-of- Summer Deals at the Lodge at Sierra Blanca.

"HOW 'BOUT A FIRESIDE SUNSET CHAT ON THE VERANDA?" Every evening they light a fire in the patio firepit.  A great way to wind down the day...with views of the  mountains to enjoy the cool summer evenings. Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh NICE!

Now this is what I'm barkin' about..."A GRRRRRRRRREAT WAY TO START THE DAY!"
Complimentary hot buffet breakfast is included in your room rate! Which makes for an even greater bargain.  AND you can enjoy your breakfast inside in the dining area or outside on the patio!  I dog-personally will take my tasty chow on the patio where the sun shines down on me! 

And there's some great shopping right at the Lodge at Sierra Blanca.  They have all those must-have travel items that you forgot...or maybe some gorgeous New Mexico jewelry...or why, what about some Lodge logo merchandise.  "HEY...LOOK AT THIS.  I FOUND A COFFEE MUG AND CAP THAT MATCHES MY OUTFIT! MINE!"   

There are lots of activities right at the Lodge!  Like the Links Golf Course right next door...or my pawsonal favorite---an Off-Leash Dog Park directly behind the Lodge!  Now that's what I am barking about!  "WOOF! HEY...PSSST....YOU---BIG DOG OVER THERE----ARE YOU VISITING THE LODGE AT SIERRA BLANCA TOO?"   

"CUZ I SAID SO!"  And after all...I AM the Pet Travel Expert!  And the Lodge at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso gets my prestigious 5-PAW RANKING!  For many more reasons than these Top Ten Reasons.  So do yourself a favor....TAKE A BREAK....and head over to the pawfect idea of a way to wind down the summer!