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 baby 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: Flurries. High of 30. "D"
SUNDAY: Cloudy. High of 34. "D"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
I’m sure you have seen articles about what your dog choice says about you. In my youth, my dog Sugar was very similar to me in personality… we were both easy-going, gentle, and enjoyed the company of others. We were also both the “last to be picked” for any type of athletic activity. Yes, we were lovable couch potatoes.
But what if you feel your pooch could qualify for the Olympics? You love to play Frisbee, romp in the dog park, and chase squirrels until both your tongues are hanging out of your mouths? Then fear not! There are several “doggie Olympics” that you can choose from to keep your dog happy and feeling quite sure of him/herself. Even if your dog is a mutt, rest assured you can find an activity that suits any combination of breeds.
If you are wondering what your options are, they are endless.
And really… if you think Doggie Olympics are just for the pedigrees, read this heartwarming story.
So don’t give up on your dream of being in the Olympics. If not you, then perhaps Fido!
It is time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
We begin with.......it's a miracle! The video. MORE video. Even MORE video.
Dogs are in court for a good reason.
Indiana inmates train dogs to work with children.
Missing Virginia dog turns up.......in Florida.
Wyatt has a sixth sense.
Dog attacks liberal senator.
Mandatory dog licenses a problem in Orange County, Calfifornia.
Dogs + emotions = sales.
Sylvia takes attention off Michelle's cerebral palsy.
When a dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta do.
CNN falls for "World's 1st Hot Dog Hoax."
Huhhh??? Playgirl wants Michael Vick to do what?
If you missed them (how could you?), here are photos from Westminster.
And we close with our closing video. We hope you've enjoyed this week's Barking Lot. Thanks for stopping by.
During the Winter Olmpic Games in Vancouver, skiiers have been protcted by canine Olympians.