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: Scattered T-storms. High of 79. "B"
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High of 80. "A"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Several years ago when Kevin and I were first dating, we went to a brew pub we both enjoy. One of my favorite items there is a wonderful, warm, crusty-yet-soft dinner roll. I could eat a basket of them all by myself.
At the end of our meal, he foolishly got up from the table and left his half of dinner roll behind. In all honesty I thought he was DONE with his entire meal including the roll. But again in all honesty I probably wouldn’t have cared… I snarfed the roll faster than you could say “butter.”
I still laugh when I think of that moment when he got back to the table and asked, “Where’s my roll?” I looked at him and simply said, “I ate it.” Crazy man that he is, he still married me. And I still snarf food from his plate. Apparently my canine companions are right there with me.
As the article states, dog owners (past, present and future) are not immediately surprised with the data that supports what we already knew. That is, that your beloved Fido would take an entire pork chop off your plate if you avert your eyes for five seconds.
However, the scientific experiments and results show “that dogs possess theory of mind, the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and others.” I am always fascinated by research into the canine world: their behavior, the way their little doggy brains work, and the psychology of why we feel about them the way that we do (and vise-versa.)
Enjoy the entire article here. Perhaps you will find you are in good company with me, the author of the article, AND your four-legged friend.
Thank you, Jennifer.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Murder of dog getting world-wide attention.
Illnesses, dog deaths tied to, get this....toxic water from Ohio's largest lake.
San Francisco weighs ban on pet sales.
Cleric apologizes for giving communion to dog.
Soldiers' best friends: Bomb sniffing dogs.
Half of British dogs will die because owners let them get fat.
Student spent night in jail for bringing dog into subway station.
Military family welcomes dog that saved lives in
Hero dogs come home to American soldiers.
Stranger foots medical bill for dog shot by arrow.
Humans, be careful. Dogs automatically imitate you.
Chichi, your new career is: Star.
Pub launches menu for dogs.
Pros and cons: designer dogs.
How much does it cost to own a dog?
Does your dog bark a lot?
That's it for this week.
Thanks for stopping by.
We close with our closing video.
And it's nice.