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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 (07/05/14)

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 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:  Partly cloudy. High of 78. "A"

SUNDAY:  Isolated thunderstorms. High of 82. "B"

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

Hope you’re enjoying the Independence Day weekend!

BTW, we were at the lakefront Thursday night to see the amazing, nearly-hour long fireworks display and nearby dogs were very well-behaved, not the least bit frightened. Good for them!

People love lists. They just seem to have a natural curiosity when they read a headline that says, for example, “10 BEST WAYS TO HAVE YOUR HUSBAND CLEAN THE HOUSE AND THEN THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.”

OK, I’ve never, ever seen that one. Otherwise I’d have tried it years ago. But you get the point.

About a month ago, the folks at came up with interesting compilation. That was right about the time graduations were taking place and students were voted “Most Likely to Achieve” and more. thought similar awards could be handed out to dog breeds and surveyed 267 pet professionals.

What breed is the biggest flirt? That and more in this listing of the Class of 2014 Best Dog Breeds.
---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

There are ten of those “best ways?”

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

Is Wisconsin licensing puppy mills?

Someone stole his service dog.

NJ school district to pay disabled student's family $10K for service dog denial.

Local Marine gets his freedom back, thanks to a service dog.

For officer handlers, police dogs become part of family.

Downtown Indianapolis may soon be going to the dogs.

'Communal dog' a new trend.

Dog trainer DANCES with her misbehaving pets.

Dog's column goes 'bonkers.

Dog owners ask weird questions about pet care.

Wearable tech...for pets?

Keeping tabs on wireless Wally.

And now The Barking Lot's latest edition of...NAUGHTY DOG!

You lucky dog.

Here's our obligatory summer PSA on taking care of dogs during the summer.



A stranded dog is seen on the roof of a flooded house in Asuncion June 30, 2014. The National Emergency Secretary estimates that about 40,000 families were affected by the flooding of the country's two main rivers, the Paraguay and the Parana. (REUTERS/Jorge Adorno)

We close as we always do with our closing video, and we have a few.

Three North Texas families say they feel betrayed by a nonprofit that was supposed to provide them with life-saving, specialized service dogs, trained to help manage Type 1 diabetes.

Next, it's not just a story about the importance of a man's best friend, but rather, a bond that's putting both dogs and soldiers on the road to recovery.

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And finally...

That's it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please tell a fellow dog lover about us. Better yet, e-mail them this blog!

See ya, BARK, next week!

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