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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 (08/26/10)

The Barking Lot

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 its DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy! Todays blog is a rare weekday presentation!

TODAY’S DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Sunny. High of 73.  "A"

Here's a special guest blogger filling in for Jennifer:

he folks next door, who just happen to be close kin, have added a new member to the family. He is a rolling ball of exuberance. When he comes to visit, he bounds into our living room all a-quiver with the simple joy of being alive, and Boy-oh-boy-oh-boy isn't this fun?

When he recognizes me, his face lights up like the aurora borealis and he aims himself at me, an inviting target who is pretty much horizontal in a recliner and therefore pretty much defenseless.


Ga-lump . . . ga-lump . . . ga-lump

"Brakes!" I shout. "Brakes!"

To no avail.


Ga-lump . . . ga-lump . . . ga-lump

On he rushes, gathering speed, and now he has reached full gallop.

"Brakes! Brakes!"

He knows but one gear. He is so excited at the prospect of seeing us again that he cannot contain himself, and he is dead-set on demonstrating exactly how excited. His intent is of a single, unshakable purpose.


Ga-lump . . . ga-lump . . . ga-lump

"Brakes! Brakes!"

He launches.


Hugs all around.

His message is clear and simple: "Hey, hey, what do you say, what do you know, let's play, let's go . . . Boy-oh-boy-oh-boy."

Is there anything quite so contagiously enthusiastic, quite so Boy-oh-boy-oh-boy-oh-boy irresistible, as a puppy?

Here is the rest from

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past few days.

OK, Kev. Just what, I say, what in tarnation is goin' on around here?

Well, I'll tell you.

We have one DOGS IN THE NEWS item today. Today is....


And we close with our closing video. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by.

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