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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 (12/08/12)

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:  Early risers wake up to snow showers. By 8:00, skies become mostly cloudy. Throughout the day, mostly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.  High of 38.  "D"

SUNDAY:  A rain/snow mix beginning at 5 am and lasting throughout the day until showers at 5 pm. Wake up to 36, a high of 38.  "F"

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

When I tell people that I have never asked Kevin for anything for Christmas they look at me like I am nuts.  (Actually I’m pretty used to “that look.”)  It’s true:  I have never, ever asked for anything.  Why?  Because he knows what I like, what I don’t like, what size I am, etc.  He’s never failed, partly because he never strays from his own rule:  “Don’t buy her anything with a cord.  That’s not a present, that’s a necessity and it doesn’t belong under the Christmas tree.”  He can’t help but laugh at the befuddled guy at the department store wandering around mumbling, “I just don’t know what to get her.”


When we add a dog to our family she will for sure be included in the gift list.  I already know who’s going to spoil her the most, Mr. Marshmallow himself.  He’ll be the one saying “Let’s just get her one more thing” which will end up being FIVE more things.  I know how he operates!  While he probably won’t need any suggestions he might find some inspiration from articles like this one from Animal Planet. 

I’ll admit that when I had pets growing up, we never thought about toxicity in the Christmas wrap for their presents.  Since we did 99% of the unwrapping FOR them I suppose it really wasn’t an issue.  Just in case you’re the overly-cautious type, you can order dog-friendly paper.  No, I’m not kidding. 


No matter who in your family buys gifts for Fido, just make sure you don’t succumb to this trend.

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

Prized puppy shot by Chicago cop.

She's a serial dog-napper.

ObamaCare could affect your pet's health care bills.

Dog lovers bring strays to why.


Dog poop, DNA, the Big D, and a celebrity.

Water therapy helps ease the pain.

Tygo is a hero.

Owney, the Post Office dog.

Why some men have a dog but no wife.



Zoe, a chocolate labrador, licks her lips while posing with John Cameron of Rutland, Mass., during a Santa Pet Photo Night at the Solomon Pond Mall in Northboro, Mass., on Dec. 2.  Photo: Betty Jenewin / Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP

And we close as we always do with our closing video. This week, we have a few.

It's one of the best jobs to have next year.

Take Your Dog to Work Day?

How about all the time...

And finally,

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