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: Partly cloudy. High of 71. "A"
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High of 77. "A"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Last year at this time, I blogged about a wonderful organization called Dog Bless You.
The time between Memorial Day 2012 and Independence Day 2012 means a new campaign for them. From their Facebook page:
“Attention Dog Bless You supporters: this is a call to action! From Memorial Day to Independence Day (July 4th), we will be donating up to 76 companion & service dogs to war veterans who need them. For every 1,000 new “likes” the Dog Bless You page receives, a companion or service dog will be donated to a war veteran.
1776 is the birth year of our nation's independence. In the Spirit of ’76, let's help our injured veterans gain the unparalleled freedom that comes with obtaining a service dog. Here's how you can help:
- Share this link on your timeline: www.dogblessyou.org
- Ask your friends and family to "like" Dog Bless You
Every new "like" brings a veteran one step closer to a life-altering companion.
Dog Bless You,
Lucky & Team
Do you have questions? Are you a veteran who wants to share his/her story? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org”
As someone who has “liked” them for a year, I can tell you the updates and photos from this group are truly inspiring. I wish them the very best of luck for their 2012 efforts. I can’t think of a more deserving group of men & women than our veterans. This photo is from their FB page…
You are enjoying The Barking Lot, a rare husband and wife contribution to the blogosphere.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
For combat veteran, following doctor's orders could lead to eviction.
"It disgusts me."
Do dogs feel guilty?
Service dogs are great...yet another example.
Sophie is also amazing.
And yet another good dog.
Dog helps vet.
Hey, pet$, c'mon in!
K9 deputy called to testify in court. You know you've just got to read this.
Summer TV has gone to the dogs.
Bruschi sets record.
10 dog training mistakes to avoid.
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Dario Franchitti (2nd L), driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and his wife actress Ashley Judd (L) walk through the garage area with the Target dog along with Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and Dixon's wife Emma prior to the start of the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo: Getty Images
That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. Please tell a fellow dog lover about us.
We close as we always do with our closing video.