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: Early risers will wake up to chilly temps. We will warm up under mostly sunny skies. High of 61. "B"
SUNDAY: Sunny.High of 59. "B"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
From the beginning of time, the reading of a will has been an emotional final “good-bye” from a loved one. Throughout history, people have left fortunes to the people they cared for. These readings, some factual and some soap opera fiction, have also been the source of additional drama, stress, and fighting.
Perhaps you have given detailed thought to your final wishes, or maybe the very idea of doling out your life’s treasures after your demise makes you shiver. Bring up the topic to your family and they will (hopefully!) say, “Oh, let’s not talk about that. I don’t want anything from you, I just want you around forever,” or express a similar sentiment.
But what is Fido thinking? “Um, who’s gonna put water in my dish? Who’s gonna take me for a walk? Who’s gonna buy me a new squeaky toy every week? Huh? Huh?” You look down at those deep, dark eyes, at that wagging tail, and you realize perhaps you should consider EVERY member of your family’s future.
One of the most publicized and criticized stories of a pet named in a will was, of course, Leona & “Trouble.” It was easy to call her a nut, but even “regular folks” can (and probably should) consider including their four-legged family members in estate planning.
Granted, the lifespan of a dog is far less than a human. The chances that Fido really will outlive you aren’t that great. However, if you are the type to truly plan ahead and consider all scenarios then including your dog in your will doesn’t seem that far-fetched. Maybe ol’ Leona wasn’t such a nut after all
It’s time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Former First Lady fined for escaped dog.
Dogs get tired...dogs make mistakes.
Dozens of pit bulls rescued from Phillipine dog fights.
TV anchor bitten by dog returns to work.
Kilo is Super Dog.
Sasha has a knack.
Police dog persuades suspect to give up.
They are the Dog Scouts of America.
Who gets the dog when...
Every now and then, The Barking Lot has a story about a naughty dog.
Glasses for dog? You're foolin', right?
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
NEXT, OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK!
To kick off the Month of the Military Child, first lady Michelle Obama and her dog Bo participate in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House on Walter Reed