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 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: For you early risers, you will wake up to a frosty low, depending where you are, of 48-52. Saturday will find mostly sunny skies and a windy high of 55. The normal high is 69-70. "D"
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High of 56. "D"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
October flew in quickly this year, not unlike this classic figure:
So start thinking tricks and treats, my Pretty! Make sure Halloween is a HOWLING success for all the members of your family! Remember, Fido would like a little Trick-Or-Treating too! Your four-legged friend probably won’t be wagging his tail at the thought of dressing up in a costume but face it, you can’t resist. When you find what you think is the pawfect costume to suit your Poodle’s personality, remember these tips.
If you’re going to go through all the trouble of dressing up your Dachshund, why not go all the way and throw a party for the neighborhood dogs? It’s not as complicated as you might think if you follow the advice from our friends at Animal Planet.
You still have time to enter your dog in PetSmart’s annual Halloween costume contest. Go to their facebook page and click “like” to submit a photo of your lil’ devil. You never know what great prize your Great Dane could win! (They also have a fantastic assortment of Halloween treats on their website. If your Schnauzer is social, check out the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Halloween Howl. There are two times to attend, so there is no excuse to miss this fantastic event!
All responsible dog owners know that chocolate is one of the biggest no-no’s for canines. That doesn’t mean you can’t offer special, seasonal treats to your dog and your guest dogs at the party. You know they would love to tear in to a party platter from Doctors Foster and Smith.
Of course, Halloween isn’t complete without a scare. Tell
Fido you’ve decided to adopt a pair of kittens.
Thanks, Jennifer. Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines this past week.
Freedom is close for a dog living in a basement for years.
Dogs searching California prisons for cellphones.
She had to escape a house fire, so she used this.
What to do when dogs attack.
A dog helps guard against this childhood ailment.
Dog treated....with stem cells?
They were separated at sea and are now reunited.
And finally, we close with our closing video. College football afficianados will appreciate Boise State.
Their blue field.
Their talented team.
Their gutsy calls.
Meet Cecil, the Boise State football tee retrieving dog!