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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 (06/26/10)

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:  Morning thunderstorms, scattered thunderstorms in the evening. High of 82.  "B"

SUNDAY:  Scattered thunderstorms. High of 84. "B"

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

Next Sunday, July 4, 2010 will again be time to celebrate the independence of our wonderful country.  Sights, sounds and activities over this weekend will include:  

Swimming, barbequing, and boating...  


Wearing red white and blue, putting up extra flags around our properties, listening to patriotic music or watching patriotic specials on TV...   


Watching Bartolotta’s set off their finest down at the lakefront… and in many cases trying to duplicate those colorful, gun-powder-and-mineral explosions in our own driveways.

How many people will take their dogs along to join in the festivities?  After all, dogs like hamburgers and the lazy days of summer too!  But have you stopped to consider that while your human companions are “oohing” and “ahhing” at the Big Bang, Fido is less than happy about the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air?

Whether you are partying at Lake Michigan, in one of our beautiful county parks, or in your own back yard, there are ways to help your canine companion cope with the sounds of celebration.

Please remember the sensitivity of your dog’s ears as you are celebrating our great country this July 4th.  That way, EVERY member of your family can enjoy this spectacular holiday.

Thank you, Jennifer.

Ohhhh, that’s a big PET peeve with me. These selfish yahoos who drag their babies and /or pets to a crowded, late night fireworks show. Sorry, folks. You think you’re more important than your child or pet?  GET A SITTER!

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week. Lots of interesting stuff this week. Let's get at it!

Gulf Coast dogs need rescue.

Dog left for dead prepares for surgery.

Botched surgery leaves dog in heat, owner steamed.

Iranian cleric: Dogs are too "unclean" to  be pets.

Spreading awareness about Sido.

Good boy, Rambo!


California boot camps
get dogs in shape.

Groomers can bring out what's fabulous in a dog.  There's always a doggie dye job.

More pooch pampering.

You think your dog is spoiled?

Mo is one lucky dog.

Meeting with Nancy Reagan inspired canine caper.

10 million tons know.

Speaking of, you know....

Pay up, Mariah!


I can't resist.

Gotta love Mariah. I heard her tell Larry King she's half Irish.

UPDATE: Ugly Dog contest has a winner!

That's it for the Barkling Lot. Thanks for stopping by.

We close with our closing video, and boy, are you in luck!





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