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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

The Barking Lot (08/28/10)

The Barking Lot


The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just in
Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me.  It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it
s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!


THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Sunny. High of 83.  "A"

SUNDAY:  Sunny. More humid. High of 88. "B"

Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:


Although I had many options for where I would get my degree, I chose Alverno College for several reasons.  They have an incredible academic reputation, the campus was easy to navigate, parking was relatively student-friendly, classes were held in rooms, not auditoriums. 

I also chose to commute since we lived a short 15-minute drive away.  Why on earth would I want to share a 10 X 17 room with a complete stranger who would probably steal my food and have nocturnal habits that would drive a vampire crazy?  I’m an only child…  I don’t share my space nicely.  Not to mention the fact that I had some incredible pets that I certainly would miss!  Looking over the “amenities” that Alverno dorm life offers, I didn’t see much to entice me to pay an even larger sum of money each semester.

So what if you are college-bound, want to stay away from home, already have your perfect roommate chosen but just can’t bear to leave Fido?  Well, you are in luck!  There is hope for collegiate canine lovers!  Many schools offer the opportunity to bring your pet to live with you in the dorm.  This blog offers another list
of pet-friendly higher education institutions.

Of course you may have the ideal college or university picked out… ideal except that they won’t treat Rex like just another co-ed.  What can you do?  You can try following these suggestions. Just hold off buying anything from this site until your doggy is dean-approved!
----Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer.

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

The dog story of the week is a tragic one.


Owners
can prevent dog attacks.


Londoners urged to back pledge about dangerous dogs.........more.


Special Olympics
bans girl with guide dog.


They're called, "lifedogs."


Strides made against canine cancer.


Finders, keepers.


Lucy
climbs Mount Washington.


Here are the best vehicles for traveling with dogs.


Can dogs save us from bedbugs?


AHHH......AAHHHHH.......AHHCHOOOOOOO!


BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!     MORE.


Dogs and gardens......good combination?


If you're going to eat out at dog-friendly restaurants, there are rules to follow.


Hero animals of WWII honored.


Where is the best place in America for dogs?


And finally, we close with our closing video. You can see it here. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

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