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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 (06/30/12)

The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just inWritten 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!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Partly cloudy. High of 89.  "A"

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy. High of 90. "A"

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

Next Wednesday, July 4, 2012 will again be time to celebrate the independence of our wonderful country.  One of the best Wisconsin traditions is watching Bartolotta’s set off their finest down at the lakefront.  This spectacular display is enjoyed on the THIRD of July; then in many cases amateurs try to duplicate those colorful, gun-powder-and-mineral explosions in their own driveways to impress friends & family the next day.

How many people will include their canine companions in the festivities?  After all, dogs like hamburgers and the lazy days of summer too!  But have you stopped to consider that while you and your picnicking pals are “oohing” and “ahhing” at the Big Bang, Fido is less than happy about the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air?

Whether you are partying at Lake Michigan, in one of our beautiful county parks, or in your own back yard, there are ways to help your pooch cope with the patriotic partying. 

The loud sounds of fireworks are probably the most distressing to your pooch.  But there are other hazards to be aware of as well.  These tips can help. 

Please remember the sensitivity of your dog’s ears as you are celebrating our great country this July 4th.  That way, EVERY member of your family can enjoy this spectacular holiday.
---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

It's time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

As we've often said, the dogs news isn't always good. Several news outlets had this story this past week. WARNING: Horrific images show caged dogs at restaurants in China where it is legal and acceptable to eat dogs.

Deadly dog disease spreading through SE Wisconsin.

Dukie survives crash on washed out Wisconsin highway.

How not to solve a neighborly dispute.

Thor was 10 minutes from death.

is a hero.

Yes, Mumzie, there are good people in the world.

is a first.

Study: Dogs at work
relieve stress.

"Hypoallergenic" when it comes to dogs? Not so fast!

You can prevent your dog from being bored.



Uggie, the dog who starred in the Academy Award-winning film "The Artist," is honored with a hand and paw print ceremony outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.


Uggie shows his paws, with the help of his Owner/trainer Omar Von Muller, after they were casted in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.  Above photos: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

And we close as we always do with our closing video: Gourmet food for your dogs.

Please tell a fellow dog lover about us.

Bon Appetit!


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