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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 (10/16/10)

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. 

TODAY:  Sunny. High of 69.  "A"

SUNDAY:  Sunny. High of 62. "B"


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

Kevin has always celebrated  all kinds of holidays with me (and now, with his precious Kyla as well.)  He loves taking me out to dinner at special restaurants, giving me cards & presents, etc.  When we were dating, I always assumed he would propose on a special holiday, one we would always remember.  Valentine’s Day was an obvious choice but of course there was also Sweetest Day.  We vacationed in Disneyworld every October for their Food & Wine Festival and 2003 was no exception.  I was hoping (praying!) that Saturday, October 18 would be “the day.”

 

Well, I was sort of right.  By October 18, 2003 we were indeed engaged.  Except he asked me to marry him on Tuesday October 14!  Not only did he want to surprise me (he certainly did) but he wanted the date to be “our” date and not associated with anything but his proposal.

 

Fast forward to October 2010.  His final objection to our owning a dog is G-O-N-E.  Now that I am a SAHM there is no excuse of no one being home to take care of the pooch.  He has been talking to our neighbor George quite a bit lately.  You know that I have blogged several times about George’s dog Mickey, the Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier that I just adore.  The one I’ve even baked dog biscuits for at Christmas time.  It’s probably my imagination but it seems that if I come outside to join them, the conversation takes a sudden jolt to a subject as if he’s been caught off guard. 

 

When I told him about meeting Mario the other day he just got a sweet smile on his face and listened patiently while I gushed about him.  Yep, another Soft Coated Wheaton… met him and his mom in the parking lot of Pick ‘n Save.  She couldn’t say enough about what a wonderful dog he is and how much she enjoys having him in her life.

 

So here we are on Saturday, October 16, Sweetest Day 2010.   A stifled puppy bark didn’t wake me up this morning.  But now knowing Kevin’s modus operandi, there’s a chance the Puppy Fairy could drop by at any time next week.  Could it be???!!!

---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer. All I can say is……

It’s time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

It's the dog story of the week.


Dog riding shotgun causes fatal accident.


Jury reaches verdict in fatal case of dog urinating on lawn. MORE.


Woman with guide dog ordered out of store.


Argus is improving after being dumped on side of the road.


Boy who suffers from Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome gets his missing dog back.


Dog stops camoflaged burglary attempt.


Is your dog a pessimist?


Did dogs teach us to love?


The word "dog" is a great mystery.


And we close with our closing video....more on that dog that survived being euthanized.


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