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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 (03/29/14)

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 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 41.  "D"

SUNDAY:  Sunny. High of 56. "B"

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

Sure, our calendars are inching closer and closer to April.  I think the biggest prank of all would be if Mother Nature actually gave us one decent day.  Obviously complaining about The Winter That Won’t End does no one any good and can’t change a thing.  Still, don’t we deserve something other than WIND CHILLS in March?  Ug.

Readers of Ms. Elaine Kneeous know that I’m not the world’s biggest sports fan.  So in all honesty I had to ask Kevin when the Brewers Opening Day is.  I knew it was close but that was the extent of it.  What I have been aware of, however, is Hank.  You’d have to live under a rock to not know about that sweet fuzzy mascot with an amazing survival story.

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While I may not be able to name a single player on the team, I can certainly appreciate what Hank has done for them from a PR perspective.  People have gone crazy for Hank and it is nice to have something positive to relate to with our Brew Crew.

And better than just the warm fuzzies, there are FUNDS being generated as well.  Portions of proceeds from Hank-related sales are benefitting the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine campuses.  I might get “Bundt” and “bunt” confused so yes, I know more about buttercream than batting averages.  That’s OK because even someone like me can hop on the Hank bandwagon with these:


It’s been a few years since I’ve attended a Brewers game.  But with a new leash on life (sorry, I couldn’t resist) perhaps this is the season I finally break down and get a bobblehank. 

---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

Judge spares pit bull that mauled 4-year old. Meanwhile, in Quincy, Illinois...

Weed butts in dog's tummy...not cool.

Dog lovers are irate.

Registering a dog in Boulder, Colorado could get weird.

Five injuries your dog will probably suffer from, and you will pay the bill.

Blogger writes dogs are costly.

A girl's heartwarming business is saving one dog at a time.

Dogs are happy to help you with your love life.  Speaking of...

Catie is the world's first...

Welcome to America!

Columnist wants a dog that doesn't wear pajamas.



Image: A search dog waits by the feet of Washington National Guardsmen to be washed after working the debris field created by the Oso mudslide

A search dog waits by the feet of Washington National Guardsmen to be washed after working the debris field created by the Oso mudslide. Seventy Guardsmen from across Washington have been activated to help with search and recovery efforts in the wake of a massive mudslide. Photo: Spc. Matthew Sissel, 122D PAOC / Washington National Guard

We close as we always do with our closing video.

One more.

Eight dogs react when magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen makes their yummy treats vanish.

That's it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please tell a fellow dog lover about us.

See ya, BARK, next week!


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