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 and windy. high of 69 "A"
SUNDAY: Morning showers, High of 64. "B"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Ever since I was a young dog owner, I liked to imagine what was going on inside our pet’s minds. Did they think the room was too hot like we did? Did they want a belly rub or an ear scratch? Did they want a drink of water or a treat? Did they think my outfit looked OK? Did they wish I’d just leave them alone to have a nice puppy dream?
Most of the time I’d make up my own answers based on their personality, behavior, and past experiences with them. I think every pet owner feels that they can read their dog’s (or cat’s) mind or at least that they know them well enough to figure out just what they want and need.
Now, investigative science is catching up with the “regular world” and discovering that, indeed, a lot goes on inside a doggy mind. Through diligent research and observation, they have gathered information about how dogs see, their sense of smell, and how they interact with humans.
I think that dog lovers will find the results fascinating, sociologists will be intrigued, and dog OWNERS might finally have that “ah ha” moment. Actually, I think dog owners will read this fabulous article and say to themselves, “I knew it all along. I knew that was what Max thought.”
Thank you, Alexandra Horowitz, for an incredible journey into our four-legged friends’ minds.
Thanks, Jennifer. The day we get a dog, and it will most likely be a female making me even more outnumbered, I know what the dog will be thinking.
GET KEVIN GOOD.
It’s time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS……….canines that made headlines the past week.
Man pleads guilty in case of dragging dog to death.
Woman, dog emerge from closet to find...
Hero thinks dog mauler should be put down.
Bizarre dispute returns to court.
This is not a typo. Gay dogs not welcome in south Australia.
Even dogs get lawyers.
Congress shoud go after high court ruling on pet abuse.
This also is not a typo. Dog rescued.....from recliner.
Look who comes to the rescue of a dog in distress...
Show dog stolen in Baltimore.
Kush is stolen.
Artificial legs now a reality for pets.
Coyotes vs. greyhounds.
Selling dogs in NY apartments...yeh, its's a problem.
Is your dog shy?
And that's it.Thanks for visiting The Barking Lot.
We close with our closing video.
More on Jennifer's opening blog from ABC News.