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: Sunny. High of 78. "A"
SUNDAY: Sunny. High of 79. "A"
My lovely wife, Jennifer, has the week off so it's my turn. Let's get at it.
Has Jennifer ever mentioned how badly she wants a dog? She wants a dog…badly.
We’ll get one, eventually. When we do, folks will have to start conversations with us with something other than, “So, didja get a dog yet”?
When it comes time to shop, a pet store would be a good bet, correct? Wrong.
That would be “stupid” and “irresponsible” according to Bill White of the Morning Call in Lehigh Valley.
Where should you make your purchase? White has the answer.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Why does stuff like this happen?
Research shows we are, indeed, more sympathetic to abused dogs than humans.
Crash tests show dog restraints fail in cars.
Your tax dollars at work.
Take your dog to work? Another view...
Officer carries wounded dog to safety.
These amazing dogs can smell cancer.
This dog keeps saving girl's life.
Psycho takes a snakebite.
Shelters encourage adoption of older dogs.
Here's one we missed a few weeks ago...he's traveling cross-country in an RV with 25 rescue pooches.
Don't have a pet? You're less likely to believe in a soulmate.
Does your dog love you? Yawn and find out.
What the best city for dogs?
Dog ate what?
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE'S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Barbara Bost gets a kiss from her kayaking companion during the Paddlin' & Pups event off Key Largo, Fla., on Aug. 12. Photo: Bob Care / AP
And we close as we always do with our closing video:
OK. One more.
That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by. Please tell a fellow dog lover about us.
See ya, BARK, next week.
And maybe we'll bump in to you at Irish Fest!