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: Partly cloudy. High of 69. "B" (But if we get what's predicted, real close to an "A")
Watch out for thunderstorms in the evening.
SUNDAY: There is the potential for severe weather. Strong storms and winds. Follow weather reports closely. High of 73. "B"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
My first Barking Lot appeared on This Just In on April 19, 2008. Except for a “maternity leave” and an occasional family commitment that kept me away from the computer, I’ve been writing on Kevin’s blog weekly for four years. I never thought I’d keep at it this long, and I also never thought I’d later start my OWN blog.
I have learned a lot through my research for various topics; I have cried at stories from fellow dog lovers/owners. Every week Kevin’s Dogs In The News segment highlights stories that show how truly amazing these animals are. We can thank canines throughout history for keeping us company, saving us from disasters, entertaining us, and loving us unconditionally. There aren’t a lot of things I say that the world is better because of, but dogs are certainly in the top two.
Honestly I don’t quite remember what inspired my topic for my first ever Barking Lot, but I do know it was about Smoky. You can read her story here, but due to changes in FranklinNOW.com, my original blog can’t be linked to.
I would like to thank everyone who reads and comments on The Barking Lot. I have truly enjoyed these last four years and I hope that I have reached my goals of offering insight, humor, information, and entertainment from the world of dogs. If there is ever a topic you’d like covered leave a comment! And as Kevin always says, tell a fellow dog lover (or ten!) about us.
Here’s to another four years, and here’s to OWNING a dog soon!
The truth is that years ago, I told Jennifer that she should turn her passion for dogs into a regular blog. It's amazing. She actually listened to me.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Our first story needs some explanation. For the longest time, I'd include horrific stories about abuse of dogs. My reasoning was that people needed to know about these crimes and the criminals needed to be severely punished. But then I realized such stories were not the real reason people tuned into The Barking Lot. So we posted fewer of these types of articles and only those that truly warranted in our view attention. Our opening story is one that contains graphic photos. We post because of the urgent nature. A dog is in need of desperate and immediate financial help. Please give if you can.
Puppy set on fire.
Schoolgirl tells of horror at police for using Taser on pet dog and shooting it dead after it 'nipped' two people.
If your dog is missing, what's wrong with a "My dog is missing" sign?
Will you adopt the amazing Dartanian?
RI bill would shoo dogs from drivers' laps.
DeeDee Ellison says don't do what I did.
Dog rescues drowning puppy.
8-year-old finds dog stolen in carjacking.
Hawaii turns to dog shrinks.
Military career skills program for spouses under scrutiny...yes, there's a dog angle.
The Titanic and dogs.
LA dog rescue rooted in efforts to reach homeless.
Should you get a dog in college?
A vacation home for the family dog.
Remodeling gone to the dogs.
How did this happen?
Jacob D’Aniello has an odd job.
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
TIME FOR OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
That's it for this week's Barking Lot. Thanks for stopping by and please tell other dog lovers about us.
We close with our closing video.
Here's something to think about on your travels.