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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 (01/19/13)

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:  Cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. High of 42. "C"

SUNDAY:  Mostly cloudy. High of 15. "F"

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

A couple weeks ago, I blogged about New Year’s Resolutions for dog owners as well as for dogs themselves.  Paying attention to your pet’s weight was indeed mentioned in the resolutions suggested by


In this still-recovering economy, perhaps you’d like to watch your wallet more closely for 2013.  Don’t skimp on Fido’s health and nutrition to do that!  Check out some nutritious and economical recipes for treats and food here. 

If you’d like to shed some post-holiday poundage as well as spend more time with your best friend you’re in luck!  Anyone who has time to walk the dog has time to work on fitness, according to Tricia Murphy Madden.  

Our pets rely on us for their health, well-being, safety and comfort.  Let’s give them the best we can to keep them with us as long as we can.  Good luck and here’s to the healthiest year yet for you & your furry friend!

---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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


The Florida governor and Reagan...yes, it is a dog story.

DNA from dog's mouth helps track down violent criminal.

Do dogs belong at grocery stores?

Court to rule on dog's sentimental value.

Vicious dog beats death sentence in SF.

UPDATE: The guy who left a dog on a mountain...

A dog's life, policing Capitol Hill.

Facebook plea lands kids a new dog.

Jasmine and Josh: Good to be home.

UPDATE: Buck headed for home.

Gabe is the hero.

Let's talk politics.

Is your new dog a money pit?

Pay close attention to dog's tail wagging.

"Cutest thing ever."



25 OF ‘EM.

Hey, thanks for checking in to The Barking Lot. Why not forward this to your fellow dog friends. We’d really appreciate it. After all, dogs rule!

We close as we always do, with our closing video.

See ya next Saturday!

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