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: UPDATE: A chance of a few showers and scattered thunderstorms. Cloudy skies in the morning give way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. The normal high is 79. Today's high: 65. "C"
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. High of 72. "C"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Next Thursday, July 4, 2013 will again be time to celebrate the independence of our wonderful country. One of the best Wisconsin traditions is watching Bartolotta’s set off their finest down at the lakefront. This spectacular display is enjoyed on the THIRD of July; then in many cases amateurs try to duplicate those colorful, gun-powder-and-mineral explosions in their own driveways to impress friends & family the next day.
How many people will include their canine companions in the festivities? After all, dogs like hamburgers and the lazy days of summer too! But have you stopped to consider that while you and your picnicking pals are “oohing” and “ahhing” at the Big Bang, Fido is less than happy about the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air?
Whether you are showing civic pride at Lake Michigan, in one of our beautiful county parks, or in your own back yard, there are ways to help your pooch cope with the patriotic partying.
The loud sounds of fireworks are probably the most distressing to your pooch. But there are other hazards to be aware of as well. These tips from Cesar can help.
Please remember the sensitivity of your dog’s ears as you are celebrating our great country this Independence Day. That way, EVERY member of your family can enjoy this spectacular holiday.
Thanks, Jennifer for a great reminder.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Sad. Tornado dog accidentally euthanized.
You better believe they're cracking down on dangerous dogs in London.
Heartwarming video...or not?
There's a new breed of airport dog.
Here's an update on Jennifer's blog from last week.
Soldiers share a canine connection.
The dog-owner bond.
Experts: A dog's life should remain just that.
It's a dog's techie life.
The latest trend in dog grooming.
Ruby is quite talented.
It had to happen: Food trucks for canines.
Best cars for dogs.
What a mess.
17 Dogs That Would Be Happy To Marry You Now That Human-Dog Marriage Is Inevitable.
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE'S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Is this really proof that dogs look like their owners?
And finally, our closing video.
Is he ugly or not?
One more. Prepare to LOL.
See ya, BARK, next week.