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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 (01/22/11)

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 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:  You may wake up to a light dusting of snow on the roads and sidewalks. Flurries today. A high of 12. The normal high is 28.  "F"

SUNDAY:  Mostly Cloudy. A high of 18.  "F"

Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:

While the main blog of The Barking Lot is generally a lighthearted, I have certainly asked our readers thought-provoking questions such as:

How much would you spend to save your pet’s life? 

Would you risk your life to save your pet?

Would you perform mouth-to-muzzle resuscitation to save your pet’s life?

As stated in my previous mouth-to-muzzle resuscitation blog, an Associated Press poll found that 58 percent of pet owners - 63 percent of dog owners and 53 percent of cat owners – would likely perform this task.

I can certainly understand pet parents performing any life-saving attempts on their OWN pets, and most likely on a pet they know well even if they are NOT the owner.  But what about a dog you just happen to pass by and see in distress?

Personally I would want to help an injured animal in any way that I could.  I would hope that anyone would do the same for my dog.  Luckily for Hannah, John Munoz, Jr. happened along at just the right time.  

His simple reasoning?  “I saw an animal in need, and I helped it.”  That’s the kind of person I’d like in my neighborhood.

-----Jennifer Fischer

Thank you, as always, Jennifer.

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

Female war-dog handler killed on duty, a first for the U.S.

A dog takes its loyalty to the grave.

Puppies part of free speech lawsuit.

Venezuelan government demands TV soap featuring dog be dropped. Here's why.

Sheboygan will regulate dangerous dogs.

Co-op neighbors go after "singing" dog.

Bill before Congress: Veterans with PTSD would train dogs that would go to disabled vets.

Contagious dog cancer unraveled.

Study finds dog that's 9400 years old.



Rescuers save dog stuck for days.

10-year old rescues puppies from drainpipe.

New system could convert canines into super dogs.

And finally, maybe, just maybe, Lucy in the Peanuts classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was right all along.


That's it. 

Thanks for stopping by The Barking Lot.

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