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 baby 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: Showers. High of 60. "D"
SUNDAY: Scattered showers. High of 60. "D"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Several years ago when Kevin and I were first dating, we went to a brew pub we both enjoy. One of my favorite items there is a wonderful, warm, crusty-yet-soft dinner roll. I could eat a basket of them all by myself.
At the end of our meal, he got up from the table and foolishly left his half of dinner roll behind. In all honesty I thought he was DONE with his entire meal including the roll. But again in all honesty I probably wouldn’t have cared… I snarfed the roll faster than you could say “butter.”
I still laugh when I think of that moment when he got back to the table and asked, “Where’s my roll?” I looked at him and simply said, “I ate it.” Crazy man that he is, he still married me. And I still snarf food from his plate. Apparently my canine companions are right there with me.
As the article states, dog owners (past, present and future) are not immediately surprised with the data that supports what we already knew. That is, that your beloved Fido would take an entire pork chop off your plate if you avert your eyes for five seconds.
However, the scientific experiments and results show “that dogs possess theory of mind, the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and others.” I am always fascinated by research into the canine world: their behavior, the way their little doggy brains work, and the psychology of why we feel about them the way that we do (and vise-versa.)
Enjoy the entire article here.
Perhaps you will find you are in good company with me, the author of the article, AND your four-legged friend.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Woman's dying wish...to hold a dog.
Dog finds remains of nursing student.
Navy vet fends off three pit bulls that attacked his Otto.
Dog rescued from sinkhole near Viroqua.
Florence Henderson would be so proud of this rescue.
Muslim group wants local
Projects by artist who shot a dog are put on hold.
Can a dog really die of heartbreak?
Dog sitters recognized at the Emmy Awards.
Does the economy affect spending on pets?
Which is the most amazing hero dog?
Be cool when giving meds to pets.
National Basenji competition this week in Manitowoc.
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
A model walks with a dog as the animal presents a creation by designers Karen Reichardt and Mariela Schiavo during Trendation fashion week in
And we close as always do with our closing video.
Cancer study dog meets human patient receiving same vaccine...
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