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 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: WOW! Sunny to partly cloudy throughout the day with showers developing around or after 6:00. High of 78. "A"
SUNDAY: Sunny. High of 67. "A"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Yesterday I was sitting at the computer (most likely on Pinterest but I honestly don’t remember) minding my own business, not bothering a soul.
Suddenly the inbox chirped and the preview came up from my dear friend Sara. The subject line? “Check out Gummy Bear at the Wisconsin Humane Society!” Well of course, I couldn’t resist. I opened the link she sent, and this little face stared back at me:
That would be Gummy Bear. A seven-month old female Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier. Don’t bother looking her up, she’s already “no longer available.” Well, duh. Like she would have taken a long time to find her forever home.
My friend and her husband already own a rescue dog, and he’s kind of a one-dog-in-the-family type. She just happens to be on the Wisconsin Humane Society email list and thought she’d share the adoption opportunity with me. Unfortunately the timing just isn’t right since we’re not quite ready to add to our family.
Sara’s email prompted me to make sure all the loyal readers of The Barking Lot are aware that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
As you probably know by now, my main goal when we do get a dog is to rescue a pup from a shelter. I’m on record as saying I have NOTHING against wanting a pedigree. But for us, I want to give a second chance to a dog waiting for a good family.
Maybe the kids have settled into their school routine. Perhaps you’re recent Empty Nesters. Possibly your heart has healed enough from the loss of another furry friend that you’re ready to open it to another. Whatever the reason or reasons, now could be the perfect time for you to consider adopting a shelter dog.
If you’re in the same boat the Fischers are in and you just can’t adopt right now, there are still ways to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog.
If you have a heart-warming story to share with other Barking Lot readers, we’d love to hear it. And on behalf of all the pooches waiting to find their forever home, thank you for any effort you can make.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Survey attempts to number Detroit's stray dogs.
Michael Vick cancels event because of death threats.
Roll over? Fat chance.
Opinion: Are dog owners a threat to public?
Getting a dog into a no-pet building.
"Free to a good home" not a good idea.
Abandoned dog wins the heart of a passerby.
We love a good ending.
Yes, it was bizarre.
A letter saves a dog's life.
How to find a lost dog: Things you haven't considered.
LA gets "designated doggie relief areas."
My friend Steve Olson will like this story about Bradley.
My dog is soooo fast...HOW FAST IS SHE?
The dog had painted toenails.
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE'S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
A model walks with a dog presenting a creation by designers Karen Reichardt and Mariela Schiavo during the so-called "2013 Spring-Summer Caribbean Colour Paws" show in Buenos Aires, September 20, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
We close as we always do with our closing video, sometimes more than one.
An Atlanta, Georgia family is mourning the loss of a beloved guide dog who left them with one final heroic act.
Dog saves baby from being washed out to sea with heroic blocking move. The short clip, filmed at Kabak Bay on the southwest coast of Turkey, was uploaded online this week and soon went viral.
And finally, we head west to Seattle.
Here is the blog mentioned in the above video.
See ya, BARK, next week!