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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 (02/23/13)

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!

We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Chance of flurries throughout the day. High of 28.  "F"

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny. High of 32. "C"

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

Last year at this time, I wrote about the collective brilliance that developed DogTV.  With nearly 43,000 “likes” on Facebook (as I’m writing this.  By the time you read this blog there could be OVER 43,000) you’d think it would be available to more dog owners.  Currently the channel is only available in the San Diego area on cable, but it can be purchased through their streaming service.

However their website does state, “In addition, DOGTV is gearing up for its nationwide launch. If you want to know exactly when is DOGTV coming to your cable/satellite provider, please subscribe to our mailing list , and we will send you subscription information as soon as it becomes available.”

As we get closer to serious research into becoming dog parents, I hope that by the time we have four paws in the house we can also subscribe to the channel.  Every dog owner I know in Southeast WI is crazy enough about their canine that they’d fork over an extra $5 to $10 per month to keep Fido happy.  (Actually I’m willing to bet they’d also pay for a modified remote control so that their pup could do its own channel surfing!)

C’,mon DogTV!  C’mon, Time Warner Cable!  It’s been a year.  You know it’s successful!  Let’s get the bouncy ball rolling and pamper more pooches!

In the meantime you can do what I did… go to DogTV’s website and sign up for their newsletter.  They will inform you when it becomes available in your area.  (Knowing how things move in Wisconsin hopefully that will be in this decade.)
---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

I can attest to the fact that for the longest time before there was a DogTV, Jennifer was telling me there should be a Dog TV.

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

Barking Lot update: Supreme Court sides with drug-sniffing dog.

He's getting death threats. Read why.

Mindy McCready killed her dog before suicide. MORE.

Outrage in Seattle.

"I chase him, I bite him."

Man threatens to sue woman who helped him get his dog.

Money for service dog lost in robbery.

The Marines have a new mascot.

Way to go, Charlie Sheen.

Neutering affects dog's health.

This year, it's Bella.

Not your average dog bowls.

Bo is a wonder dog.

He never had a dog.  Then he turned 50.

Will you sign my dog?

We'll say it again...we love happy endings.  OK, one more.



This puppy could save your life in an avalanche?

That’s it for the Barking Lot this week. Thanks for stopping by. Please tell a fellow dog lover about us. Better yet, e-mail them this blog. If they love dogs, they’ll love the Barking Lot.

We close as we always do with our closing video.

Could there be more than one this week?

Meet the Dog Food Dude. After feeding his dog home cooked meals for about 18 months, Jackson was given a clean bill of health from the oncologist. Convinced that his dog's incredible recovery was due to his change in diet, Woodford set out to create healthy meals and treats that can be easily made at home.

And finally, ZELDA!


See ya next week!


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