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 young 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: Cloudy. High of 31. “F”
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. High of 9. “F”
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
This past November I blogged about a young entrepreneur and her iCPooch invention. I hope she is continuing to do well. I truly admire the many creative minds of dog lovers. These days, there is no shortage of ideas that merge canine adoration with technology.
A recent brainchild called “Walkzee” will, if all goes right for the inventors, match up dog fans & adoptable dogs in a whole new way. With the proposed smart phone app, people who like to walk can seek out shelter dogs in need of exercise and forever homes.
Huffington Post recently reported that “Walkzee was inspired by a program that Charlie Saunders and his wife Cristina enjoyed -- a lot -- while on a Hawaiian honeymoon. They took out a doggie named Big Z from the Kauai Humane Society, which encourages visitors to borrow shelter dogs for day trips like hiking or the beach.”
Good for them! Honestly when Kevin and I honeymooned in Hawaii, dog walking never entered our minds. We were too busy enjoying beaches, Mai Tai’s, glorious sunsets and luxurious hotels. But I give this couple a lot of credit for developing the idea and doing their best to bring it to fruition. As far as I’m concerned the program could help so many dogs AND so many people who love them but can’t immediately commit to ownership of one.
You can read all about their adventure PLUS watch a video in the full HuffPo article.
Again, good luck Charlie and Cristina! I hope to read more about you in the coming months!
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Was this dog mauling murder?
Did the Westminster Dog Show have a happy ending? No.
Frigid fallout from a 'Polar Plunge' event.
In Arizona, anti-service dog bill goes down to defeat.
Why do people do this?
Charlie wandered the streets for 10 years, and then...
A rare victory.
Speaking of Westminster...
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE'S OUR WEEKLY DOG PHOTO (s).
Backstage at the Westminster Dog Show
We close as we always do with our closing video.
This week’s featured group has made more appearances on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" than any other artist in the history of the program.
Their catchy can be heard in numerous films like Forrest Gump, Boogie Nights, Boys Don't Cry, Rush Hour and Carlito's Way.
They’ve sold over 100 million records.
They’ve had nine Grammy nominations, winning three.
They’ve won an American Music Award.
Their history spans over 40 years.
And they’re back.