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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 (12/18/10)

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:  Partly cloudy. High of 18.  "F"

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy.  High of 18. "F"


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


Every Christmas, our pets got gifts just like the rest of the family.  Tommy (our Sumo wrestler-sized cat) and Sugar and Skippy all knew what packages where theirs, so they remained hidden away until it was time to open all our “loot.”  Actually, they all got gifts on their birthdays as well.  And why shouldn’t they?  They are, after all, part of the family.  And if you are wondering…  Yes, they all wore red ribbons around their necks for the Christmas season.  Big surprise that Tommy wasn’t too fond of that tradition---I guess that’s why I’ve become even more of a dog person over the years!

 

Even in this still-recovering economy, pet owners won’t skimp on their beloved four-legged companions.  Among those in families touched by job loss in the past six months, 56 percent still plan to buy their pet a holiday gift Apparently, Wisconsin pet owners support those survey results as well.  

I know that when we finally get our dog(s) there will most certainly be presents under the tree for them.  Also guaranteed is that they will be female dogs, meaning extra, EXTRA spoiling!  (The girls in our family have it really good.)  So it’s safe to assume that we’ll be checking out all the websites mentioned in this article.  

BONUS:  In case you are wondering what the best way to include your pup in the festivities might be, consider these tips.  

You have just one week until Christmas…  Consider shopping locally at Caesar’s Pet in Greendale Village.  You’re sure to find something wonderful for your furry friend.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
----Jennifer Fischer

Thank you, dear Jennifer. And check this out from today's Journal Sentinel.

It's time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

It's the dog story of the week.  The revelation has brought mixed reactions: PRO and CON.


Compare Michael Vick to another Philadelphia athlete, Chase Utley.


 Judge's career is probably over after she let her dog attack a sunbather.


Great Dane snatches 6-month old baby.


Lex is undergoing an experimental stem-cell procedure in hopes of prolonging his life.


Marine is on a tough mission.


Should dogs be banned from cemeteries?


Madison doing fine after being rescued (Great photo).


Zeus prevents a suicide.


White Sox  pitcher a hero.


Adopted pets turn into heroes.


Dogs and final exams.


Obama's a scooper.



That's it for The Barking Lot, our final installment for the year. We return in 2011.


We close with our closing video, two of them, some of the best of all 2010.

They come from Chile.

Watch.


 


 

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