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: Chance of scattered storms or a few showers throughout the day. High of 66. "C"
SUNDAY: Sunny. High of 61. "C"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
It’s been awhile since I’ve highlighted certain breeds on The Barking Lot. Generally, my favorite time to do this is around Irish Fest since that festival has the best (in my opinion) exhibit of ethnic breeds. Sadly, summer is over and so are the wonderful ethnic festivals on the lake front.
However, in a nod to my own European lineage I can tell you that October is Polish American Heritage Month. And I can also tell you that there are five dog breeds that hail from Poland. They are:
It seems the popularity of Polish Lowland Sheepdog may not come close to that of an Irish Setter or Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier. Still, a short drive to Manitowoc, WI could yield your very own cutie from Polish Hill Pons. Actually, based on the description from dogbreedinfo.com, it seems like this breed could be a contender for Future Fischer Fido: “The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is excellent with children when raised with them from puppyhood and/or properly socialized,” and my favorite: “The long, wirehaired coat of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog needs to be groomed thoroughly with a brush once a week to prevent matting. The Polish Lowland Sheepdog sheds little to no hair and is good for allergy suffers.” (Remember, I have the rule that our dog will NOT visit the spa more often than I do.)
So here’s to all those great Polish breeds for you to consider. Na zdrowie!
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Gov't shutdown victim: The family dog.
Service dog cheats: a flourishing scam.
LA police dogs are racist.
Curb your dog sales.
Dog seat belts?
What about dog harnesses?
We could use this in Franklin.
Woman's best friend? You bet.
Dog have feelings, too.
Can dogs have helicopter parents?
Brandon McMillian a natural for Lucky Dog.
Pooches piddle all over "art."
Best cities for dog lovers.
Healthy dog, healthy owner? Could be.
Don't share your dinner with your dog.
Your homemade dog food isn't good enough.
Oscar is a hero.
Elle is the hero.
What does a dog named Houdini do?
Dog, hole-in-one, car...READ ALL ABOUT IT.
FYI : Making pet adoption work.
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE'S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
A dog named Luke sits in a pew at St. Andrew's United Church in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on Oct. 6. Luke was one of several parishioners' pets attending services prior to an animal blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Photo: Andy Clark, Reuters
And we close as we always do with our closing video.
See ya, BARK, next week!