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: Mostly cloudy in the morning, partly cloudy by noon. High of 26. "F"
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High of 29. "D"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Last week in The Barking Lot, Kevin posted a video about Rick Woodford, aka The Dog Food Dude. While our blog is a collaborative effort, I don’t always see the videos until I read the blog like everyone else. I was truly amazed and wanted to learn more about this special success story.
Far too many owners lose their furry friends to cancer. It is one of several human diseases that ravage doges as fiercely as people and it’s tragic. Often times owners will do anything to add precious time to their dogs’ lives; if surgery and/or chemotherapy are options, they certainly pursue them. When Rick’s buddy “Jackson” was diagnosed with lymphoma he did more than seek help from an oncologist.
Never claiming to be an expert in canine cuisine, Rick was willing to do anything to help Jackson. That included cooking special meals for him which, Rick feels, ultimately added three years of cancer-free life for his friend. Yes, you read that right. He was given barely another year to live, but Jackson stayed on for four years after his grim diagnosis. He went from barely moving from his bed to happily chasing the other dogs in his family.
Dedicating five years to research and development, Rick finally published his cookbook for other woners and their dogs to enjoy. While any pooch can appreciate a home-cooked meal from this book, it may be the sick and terminal ones that benefit the most. He wanted his recipes to help dogs that were in the same predicament that his was.
Kudos to Rick for helping his furry friends and possibly yours. You can read about his experiences here. You can also read a short interview about his process here.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Was a dog poisoned at the Westminster Dog Show?
It's come to this...pet food stamps.
Caught on camera.
Congress could regulate dog breeding.
Dog study raises prospects for biological pacemaker for humans.
Opinion: Get tough on dog owners, not the breeds.
Why the dog food recall?
Dog shoots man?
Expert gives tips on dog behavior.
Everybody wants to help Bear Dog.
Woman saved by her new dog.
Mailman delivers help to Wyatt.
Cooking with dog.
To the rescue!
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE'S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Abayed, a 6-year-old herding dog, walks with a specially-made wheeled walking aid outside the Humane Center for Animal Welfare near Amman, Jordan on Feb. 26. The dog was hospitalized and treated after a bullet pierced his spine and paralyzed him two years ago. Photo: Ali Jarekji / Reuters
And we close with our closing video, and sometimes, there's more than one.
Dogs played a role in this story that's really nice.
That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. Please tell a fellow dog lover about us.
Now, our final video.
See ya next week!