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 baby 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: Partly cloudy. High of 54. "B"
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy and windy. High of 56. "B"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
It’s been awhile since I’ve written about those kooky characters from PETA. (Sorry, can’t resist my standard, bumper sticker-inspired translation: People Eating Tasty Animals.)
These fine folks think Thanksgiving is a great time to put a guilt trip on kids for participating in that barbaric ritual of – gasp – eating turkey. They figure if they equate eating your pet dog to eating a piece of poultry that was raised to be on your plate, perhaps you’ll think twice about your entrée selection on the fourth Thursday of November. They never cease to amaze me with their wacko points of view.
One brilliant spokesperson for PETA stated, “There are lots of kids out there who just don't want to see a dead bird as a centerpiece at Thanksgiving dinner…” Really? Gee, these youngsters don’t seem to mention that part:
You can read their plan to “educate children on turkey plight” here.
Personally, I think David Gianatasio interprets things perfectly.
Next year, PETA, just try this cartoon:
Thanks, Jennifer. Please pass the drumsticks.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made healdines the past week.
Family watches dog get snatched from driveway.
Dog may have been injured in Milwaukee Satanic sex romp.
9/11 rescue dog undergoes groundbreaking therapy.
Hero is a hero.
Pepper is inspiring.
These dogs sniff and save.
Isiah just wants his dog back.
This shouldn't happen to a dog that was just adopted.
In Chicago, the rush is on to buy dog licenses.
Bosco's owner beats the rap.
A dog’s sex and age can affect his or her inclination to threaten another dog.
Removing Molly's leg gives her even better quality of life.
Japanese company develops robot guide dog. MORE.
How dogs became our "best friends."
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
NEXT...OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK!
Rebecca and Larry Javorsky walk their dog Gracie along a street in
We close as we always do with our closing video.
This could be a dog first...