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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 (05/31/14)

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:  Mostly sunny. High of 74.  "A"

SUNDAYPartly cloudy. A slight chance of isolated storms in the evening. High of 82. "A"

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

Everyone likes to think that they are reasonably intelligent, right?  And everyone likes to think that the community they live in is filled with similarly intelligent citizens, right?  And no one likes to think that perhaps instead, they are surrounded by idiots.

It’s a shame that Mad Science here in Franklin doesn’t offer classes to adults to increase THEIR brain power.  More on that in a moment.

I’m sure that as a long-time reader of The Barking Lot, you recall that every summer I do a blog about boneheads who leave the family dog locked in a hot car.  Well, it’s that time of year again so here we go!  Honestly I don’t know how difficult it is to keep your dog at home when you run errands in warm weather.  Are you two THAT inseparable that he/she must accompany you everywhere at every moment?  And if you ARE that (supposedly) inseparable then you should probably realize your senselessness can easily result in permanent separation.

Yes that’s right.  Your dog WILL die if left too long in a hot car.  If your dog does NOT die from being left in a hot car, it will at the very least suffer terribly and possibly sustain long-term injuries as a result.

And you call yourself a responsible dog owner?  A dog lover?  Are you KIDDING me?

Last year I wrote about this topic not once, but TWICE in one summer.  I had to.  Why?  Because as I allude to in my opening paragraph, the Franklin area has its fair share of complete morons.  Be sure to click on the June 8th link within my second blog.

So here we are, at the start of Summer 2014.  After a Winter From Hell That Wouldn’t End, everyone wants to celebrate, enjoy, and revel in the warm temps and sunshine.  We’ve only had a few days of really amazing, hot temperatures so far.  But it was enough for some brains to already melt.

It boggles my mind every year but I guess you truly can’t fix stupid.  Scroll down the report to #15.  Again I say, too bad adults can’t get in on the brain expansion.

P.S.  If you feel the same way I do, here's a nice blunt way to do it.  Consider ordering these.  ---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer.

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

To follow up on Jennifer’s blog, here’s a story out of Canada.

Abandoned dog chases after its owner.

Dog care --- easier than ObamaCare.

Dogs' noses can sniff out cancer at a rate of 90% or more.

Madison dog keeps family's military legacy alive.

Search dog in Florida named after slain child.

Dogs to the impaired bring more than sight.

More pet brands target owners who like to cook their own dog food.

Carroll University in Waukesha study finds yes, "dog people" and "cat people" have different personalties.

It's true: Barking dogs can be trained to ignore that doorbell.

Plane forced to make emergency landing because of this?



A stunning feature in National Geographic's June issue
highlights the bond between military dogs and their handlers.

We close as we always do with our dog video of the week.

This video from tells the story of Layka the combat dog who put herself in harm’s way to save the lives of the soldiers she was trained to protect and of Sgt. Julian McDonald, the determined veteran who fought hard to adopt the heroic dog despite objections that Layka was far too aggressive for domestic life.


One more...

That's it for this week.

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See ya, BARK, next week!

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