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: Sunny. High of 56. "C"
SUNDAY: Sunny. High of 54 "C"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
On any of the first nice days in Wisconsin, you can see them anywhere: young kids in shorts who obviously begged mom enough to be able to wear them, even though it’s ten degrees still too cold; twenty-somethings in that horrific “style” of boxers sticking out of three-sizes-too-big shorts; young women with “muffin tops” and pasty skin who prompt Kevin to say that winter has not been kind to most Wisconsin women. This happens literally every year.
In our neighborhood, where there are at least a dozen dogs we see walking regularly, we can also notice a difference on those furry, four-legged bodies. Those pooches get nice, long, leisurely walks during the pleasant seasons. But when the wind chill is sub-Arctic those walks turn in to quick runs to “do the duty” and head back home to a nice warm sanctuary. Yes, winter can take its toll on EVERY body.
Have you thought about why Poochy might be packing on the pounds? Have you noticed a not-so-svelte figure on Fido? Ernest Ward, D.V.M., is a practicing veterinarian, author, speaker and athlete who is dedicated to helping pets and their humans live healthier lives. His recent web chat hopes to shed some light on shedding pounds.
Are you looking to increase your fitness level along with Rocky? Anyone who has time to walk the dog has time to work on fitness, according to Tricia Murphy Madden.
As I’ve mentioned more than once in The Barking Lot, our wonderful neighbor feeds his dog Mickey only high-quality, vet-approved “people food” and nothing that is manufactured for dogs. This blog shares some food for thought as well as canine-friendly recipes that you might find useful in helping your dog slim down.
Finally, if you’re confused about all the information that’s out there, some dog nutrition myths are debunked here.
So feel free to step out this Summer, with Max taking the lead, both of you happy & healthy and loving the VERY short season in
Thank you, Jennifer.
It is time once again for……
DOGS IN THE NEWS!
Canines that made headlines the previous week.
We must start off with the bad news. But it might have a good ending. An abused dog is inching toward recovery.
Special dogs can catch the "wake' of explosives.
Dog slobber a cancer treatment?
Dog owners in
Pit bulls are often in the news, and in a bad light. To their defense comes...
Dog attacks can be prevented.
The 74-year old woman was in an accident, but wanted Summer to get treatment first.
It's being called a random act of kindness.
She spins dog hair into keepsakes.
Dogs can break the barrier of language.
The dog is not only in the wedding, but is going along on the honeymoon?
How about looking at some great photos of an amazing dog, Faith.
What role did a dog play in the assured success of Iron Man II?
ABC reports PBS is producing a documentary that shows how 5 people, 5 service dogs meet and begin new lives
Rescued dogs become stars.
Maybe you and I couldn't afford this seat at a ballgame, but this dog could.
That's it for this week's Barking Lot.
We close with our closing video.
You will be transported to an amateur baseball game in
A dog gets on the field and.........
You can probably figure out the rest.