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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 (03/16/13)

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:  Wake up to snow showers. Cloudy skies. High of 29.  "F"

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy. High of 28. The normal high is 42.  "F"

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

The other day, I told Kevin I wanted an Irish Setter.  He told me he’d be happy to get me one and promptly placed an order.  For this. 

Uh, gee, Kevin it’s nice but…

Oh never mind.  I probably should’ve known better. 

Actually I do love all Irish dog breeds, but I’m particular to one other than the Setter.  Long-time readers of The Barking Lot know that I’M the one who does the drooling when it comes to Soft Coated Wheaton Terriers.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a few of them; they are such charming animals.

At Irish Fest’s Celtic Canine area, I spend the most time petting the Wheatons and talking to their owners.  I can’t get enough of the dogs’ sweet dispositions, fluffy coats and bright happy faces.  I challenge anyone to not fall in love with this face:

While Ireland may not be the country of origin for the MOST breeds, I personally feel they have given us some of the best.  

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our four-legged friends, and the humans that love them!
---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer.  BTW....


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

ObamaCare may bite you at the vet's office.

Of course, this dog's owner is not happy.

Opinion: This junk was bound to be published.

Dogs and fear.

Here we go again...service dog not allowed in a Little Caesars.

DNA puts dog poop to the test.

Loose dog in a car can be co$tly.

Jack doesn't make cents.

The biggest loser might be your dog.

Patti is no longer a wild dog.

Janine Prindle and her dog Cranberry are, well, amazing.

Happy ending!

And another!

Fabio is recovering.

Way to go, Mitch Seavey!

Even when the Iditarod was over, it wasn't over.

Chips was the first.

10 must-have apps for dog owners.

10 pet-friendly cars.

New book offers tips on extending a dog's life.



What a little TLC can do (Some photos might be difficult to view).

And we close as we always do, with our closing videos.

1) They are insepabale, and...

2) Sir West, a Boston Terrier,  braves a
NYC blizzard.


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See ya next week.

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