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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 (06/18/11)

The Barking Lot


The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just inWritten 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 its DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!


THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Scattered thunderstorms.  High of 72.  "B"

SUNDAY:   Thunderstorms. High of 72. "B"


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



Your morning rush-out-the-door ritual probably sounds something like this:

“Lunch?  Check.”

“Cell phone/iPhone/Blackberry?  Check.”

“Brief Case and Laptop?  Check.”

How about adding:

“Milk Bones and Rawhides?  Check.”

“Water Dish?  Check.”

“Squeaky Toy?  Check.”

That’s right, it’s the 13th Annual Take Your Dog To Work Day on Friday, June 24, 2011

One of only two arguments that Kevin could ever offer against us getting a dog is the fact that we need to home enough to be fair to our Future Fido.  Now that I am a SAHM, that argument has been shattered.  But for those of you working a Nine-To-Fiver, just think how much more enjoyable your workplace could be if you were allowed to bring your dog with you.  There are many facts you can present to your employer in favor of a canine-friendly cubicle.

Perhaps June 24 will be the pawfect way of introducing your tail-wagging buddy to the office.  In that case you’ll want to make sure Rex is on his best behavior. 

 

If you need further ammunition to sway your boss, you could mention that this system works well for Las Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn.  

If all else fails, you could consider relocating with your four-legged friend to Greensboro, North CarolinaGet a job with Replacements, Ltd.  and you’re all set!  

So next Friday, pack your sandwich and chips but save room in your lunch bag for some kibble.
---Jennifer Fischer


Thanks, Jennifer!

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week. 



A federal judge rules in case involving a school, an autistic child and a service dog.


Bad taxi driver...bad.


Are your dog's papers in order, or, yet another reason why people hate government.


Seriously, folks, why I hesitate about getting a dog.


Writing contest winner offers advice: Play every day.


The troops return...Sunnie is there.


You wanna jump Eva Mendes? Think again.


Your dog is watching you.


Study: Pets can  prevent infant allergies.


Dog trainer has secrets to his success...but he's not talking.


It pays to be  pet-friendly.


HOW MUCH is that doggie?


Would your dog like this?


Choosing the right dog requires research.


Tips to find the best shelter dog.


Here comes the...dog?


Trace Adkins jumps on the waggin train.


Doggleganger is cool.


What type of date would your dog go on?


THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.

NEXT, OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK.



JOPLIN, MO - JUNE 17:  Arthur Hazlewood of the ASPCA holds a leash as Aleyah Greninger hugs her grandmother's dog Clutch at the Joplin Animal Adoption and Rescue Center on June 17, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Aleyah and her father Dave Greninger had been looking for Clutch since he was lost after the tornado.'When I saw the picture of him on the website last night, I couldn't believe it,' Dave Greninger said.'I didn't tell my mother because I was afraid it wasn't him.'  Volunteers of the rescue center help care for the 800 animals displaced by an EF5 tornado that leveled parts of the city in late May.

Arthur Hazlewood of the ASPCA holds a leash as Aleyah Greninger hugs her grandmother's dog Clutch at the Joplin Animal Adoption and Rescue Center on June 17, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Aleyah and her father Dave Greninger had been looking for Clutch since he was lost after the tornado.'When I saw the picture of him on the website last night, I couldn't believe it,' Dave Greninger said.'I didn't tell my mother because I was afraid it wasn't him.' Volunteers of the rescue center help care for the 800 animals displaced by an EF5 tornado that leveled parts of the city in late May. Photo: Getty Images


Thanks for stopping by, and tell a fellow animal lover about The Barking Lot.

We close with our closing video.

Vets help paralyzed dog walk again.
 

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