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: Overnight snow totals of 1-2 inches give way to flurries in the morning. Sunny skies by 9:00, then it gets very windy around 11:00, with more snow around 8:00 pm. High of 29. "F"
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High of 24. "F"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
After New Year’s Eve, there aren’t a lot of parties to plan until the Super Bowl. Many people enjoy hosting football fetes whether or not their teams made it to the big day. It’s a great reason to gather family & friends, eat too much and yell at the T.V.
Kevin & I have never hosted a Super Bowl party because we’ve always been invited out for the event. I suppose one of these years we’ll break tradition and have a gathering at our house instead. If that happens, MY soiree will revolve more around pig’s EARS and less around pig SKIN. You see, I would dearly love to host another type of BOWL party. Yep, you guessed it: a Puppy Bowl party!
Another great reason to host a pup party in February is the
If you want to impress your guests with something other than this classic you certainly have options. Baking treats for your human friends can be easy AND delightful with accessories from FancyFlours.com. (Turn to page 20 in the catalog.) You can borrow as few or as many ideas as you’d like for this “Puppy Pawty” shared by one of my favorites, Pizzazzerie. Finally, this inspirational party treats both two- AND four-legged attendees to nothing but the best.
So get out that apron & mixer! Turn the dreary, albeit shorter, month of February into a chance to eat, drink, and be furry.
Thanks, Jennifer, but I can assure the legions of This Just In readers that I wouldn't be caught dead anywhere near a Puppy Bowl party!
It's time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Dog walker hounded for doing the right thing.
The BSL in FDL is DOA.
Dog tracks with no dogs?
My dog's not fat. Right.
Thief steals $1800 puppy.
Lucas and Juno: Nice.
Lord is found.
How long have we lived with dogs?
"Man's best friend has been artificially evolved into the most diverse animal on the planet."
How dogs spread happiness.
Better than cookies.
It's not such a ruff life!
Coach gets fan mail from a dog.
Six new breeds to debut at Westminster Dog Show.
Uggie celebrates Oscar nominations. What's next?
Uncle Chichi is dead.
Check out these new stamps.
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
NEXT, OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK. BUT WE CAN'T STOP AT JUST ONE.
WE TOLD YOU THERE WOULD BE 6 NEW BREEDS AT THE BIG DOG SHOW.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK!!!
We close as we always do with our dog video of the week.
Thanks for visiting and please tell a fellow dog lover or two about us.
You’ve never seen a dog park like this before, from the perspective of your canine pals. This video, by Kelsey Wynns features his 9-month old Great Dane Bishop and his friends.
What would you do?