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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-America's Finest Dog Blog (06/016/12)

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:  Isolated thunderstorms. High of 85.  "B"

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy. High of 83. "A"

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

Your morning rush-out-the-door ritual probably sounds something like this:


“Lunch?  Check.”


“Cell phone/iPhone/Blackberry?  Check.”


“Brief Case and Laptop?  Check.”


How about adding:


“Milk Bones and Rawhides?  Check.”


“Water Dish?  Check.”


“Squeaky Toy?  Check.”

That’s right, it’s the 14th Annual Take Your Dog To Work Day on Friday, June 22nd.


One of only two arguments that Kevin could ever offer against us getting a dog is the fact that we need to home enough to be fair to our Future Fido.  Now that I am a SAHM, that argument has been shattered.  But for those of you working a Nine-To-Fiver, just think how much more enjoyable your workplace could be if you were allowed to bring your dog with you.  There are many facts  you can present to your employer in favor of a canine-friendly cubicle


If you’re going to present that time-tested argument of “But everybody ELSE’S boss lets them…” you can site these examples.

Perhaps June 22nd will be the pawfect way of introducing your tail-wagging buddy to the office.  To ensure a successful day follow some simple rules and tips presented on the TYDTWD website.  That way, your four-legged friend will be invited back next year, and you’ll continue to be employed.

So next Friday, pack your sandwich and chips but save room in your lunch bag for some kibble.
---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer.

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

Woman lies about dog bite in Shorewood.

Two dog limit in Wausau?

The dog didn't do it.

Do dogs know when you are sad?

Can a dog be racist?

Is that your dog's poo? Before you answer, we have DNA.

Salmonella in your dog food could make YOU sick.

In Ohio, any dog is now dangerous.

WOOF comes to SF.

Once again...dogs vs. cats.

What dogs can teach you about starting a business.

Meet the smallest bionic pet.

Why did Kat Budrean leave a really good job? 

Where dogs rule the roost.

I don't care. I still likeBetty White. 

It's Father's Day, and the dog wants to get involved.



Chris Bray scratches his dog Rila, a Yorkshire Terrier mix, while at work at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif. AP PHOTO/GRANT HINDSLEY

Chris Bray scratches his dog Rila, a Yorkshire Terrier mix, while at work at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif. Dolly is one of millions of dogs that accompany their owners to dog-friendly businesses every day. Even more will join her next Friday for Take Your Dog to Work Day. AP PHOTO/GRANT HINDSLEY

We close with our closing video. Please tell a fellow dog lover about us.


One Nation Under Dog premieres this Monday night on HBO at 8:00.

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