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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 (05/26/12)

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. 

TODAYUPDATE: Scattered thunderstorms ending by noon. High of 73. Early morning hours until noon: "F" and after noon, decreasing cloudiness and warming temperatures: "B"

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy. High of 92. Too hot. Have the bowls of water ready. "B"

MONDAY: Scattered thunderstorms. High of 85.  "B"

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


I’ve written many times about my fascination with England. From thatched roofs to Margaret Thatcher, I love it all. I even get irritated with the Spell Check feature that changes my preferred “cosy” to “cozy.” (I will admit that I’d never live in England only because I favor good dental health and don’t particularly care for a 17% sales tax.)

Combine my obsessions with dogs and Brits and what do you get? (Besides my wanting another English Springer Spaniel…) A great article about the Queen and her cast of corgis!

Country Life magazine interviewed the Queen’s kennelman at Sandringham, Alan Goodship, 54 and Bill Meldrum, the Queen’s former head game keeper for their 370-page tribute edition for the Diamond Jubilee. Interesting insight for me!

Of course treating your dog royally isn’t close to being a Royal Dog. Naturally a blue-blood barker lives a much different life than any of our common canines… “When at Buckingham Palace, the corgis and dorgis sleep in raised wicker baskets in a special boot room near the royal apartments, where they wander freely. When The Queen is being fitted for a dress, she carries a special magnet to pick up the pins to save the corgis pricking their paws.”

Still, if you would like to add a bit of across-the-Pond panache to your pooch you could consider naming your Lab “Gryffindor.” That might be more practical than getting one of those magnets.
---Jennifer Fischer


Thank you, Jennifer!

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


Cesar Millan column: Should microchipping be mandatory?


Astounding number of dogs sickened by jerky treats.


War dogs deserve honor, and homes on Memorial Day.


Dexter was rigged with explosives.


GOTCHA!


Quiet everyone! Dog court is in session.


Dog bites cost $$$. Dog owners, remember, you're part of the pack.


Do mean dogs = tough owners?


Popeyes apologizes.


Police dogs compete.


Will this dog have its day?


Dog fur sweater cost woman a job.


OUCH! This vote hurt.


We actually blogged about this idea before it became reality.


There's help for a wussy dog.


How dogs see the world.


Doggy couch surfing?


We check into the Pooch Hotel.


He's no McGruff.


Her dogs
are helping her raise her boy.


Naughty dog.


THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.

HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK.



A dog is seen wearing a solar viewer during an annular solar eclipse at a temporary shelter for evacuees from last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster, in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture in this photo taken by Kyodo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event - an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. Mandatory Credit.

A dog is seen wearing a solar viewer during an annular solar eclipse at a temporary shelter for evacuees from last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster, in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture in this photo taken by Kyodo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event - an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. Photo: Reuters


We close as we always do with our closing video and we have two this week.

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