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: Afternoon showers. High of 66. "B"
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High of 61. "B"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog.
And let me warn you……..
Jennifer’s pretty passionate this week. Jennifer....
I think everyone who has read Kyla’s Korner or The Barking Lot even once knows that I am passionate both about babies and dogs. Before Kyla was born, I really had no concept of how much I could love our baby. There is nothing in this world that can prepare you for the overwhelming, fierce love for your little offspring.
So, when we do finally get a dog for me… uh, for Kyla… you can know that everything will be done to ensure it will be a safe baby-dog match. While we won’t decide the breed (or mix thereof) until it is time to adopt, I can most certainly guarantee it won’t be a pit bull from Michael Vick’s lineage. And it sure as heck won’t be a wolf-hybrid, either!
Kyla was about four months old when the story of A.J. Smith broke. I’m sure you recall the horrible details of the poor baby’s ordeal. I truly can’t imagine the horror that his parents experienced.
Needless to say I am shocked, appalled and (almost) speechless that the Parents of the Year nominees are writing a book about what happened. The beginning of the long-winded title says it all. Or does it? “Could It Happen To You?...”
Uh, no, Mr. Smith, it couldn’t. Because I would have enough brains to not have a wolf-dog in the same house with an infant and other children. Are you REALLY that dumb?
The Smith family wants to clear up any notion that they are “bad parents.” HUH????!!!! I would perhaps grant them the fact that they made a ridiculous and almost unforgivable mistake in having the dog in the house with the newborn, and not having security measures in place because A.J. was delivered early. (How do you NOT have a baby monitor less than three weeks before your baby is due? I had ours three MONTHS before Kyla came in to this world.) But back to the notion that they are “bad parents.” THEY TRIED TO KEEP THE FREAKING WOLF DOG AND HIS WIFE WAS “TORMENTED WITH THE PROCESS OF GIVING HER UP.” Oh are you even KIDDING me????!!!! I swear to God if our future dog so much as looks at Kyla cross-eyed that mutt will go flying in to next week, never to be seen again on Fischer property.
I could almost live with the fact that Mr. Smith wrote this ridiculous book IF all the proceeds were donated to some sort of medical fund for kids who were attacked by dogs. If such fund does not exist, create one, Mr. Smith. Show the world that you really AREN’T all that bad and that you really DO care for children, yours and others. I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen, though. Blue isn’t my color.
It's time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the previous week.
We begin with................the dog story of the week.
Accused dog abuser was dog lover on TV show.
NY man stabs "racist" dog.
His mother died 35 years ago. That's why he forgot to pick up his dog's doo doo.
Rain, sleet, or snow won't do it. But a dog did.
She's 11 years old, she wants to help police dogs, but...
Army search dog sniffs out trap in Afghanistan.
Psychiatric service dogs are specially trained to help traumatized veterans.
Rescued dogs help deserving veterans.
Check out the dog parks....at the airports.
When a dog is too energetic...
Dog puts car into neutral and....
Dogs play a role when "Legally Blonde" comes to Milwaukee.
That's it for this week.
Thanks for stopping by.
We close with our closing video, a real biggie.