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: Mostly sunny. High of 71. "A"
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. High of 73. "A"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
I’m filling in for my wife this week. Because I am an adorable, lovable, nearly quintessential husband, I gave her this week off. It is, after all, Mother’s Day weekend.
OK, now that I get to blog the main blog, let’s address one more time this crazy misguided notion that I don’t want to provide my terrific wife and daughter a dog because I don’t want a dog and I don’t like dogs.
I thought we cleared this up long ago. Even Jennifer says I’m a softie around dogs and dogs naturally love ol’ Kev (they do).
It’s all in the timing, folks. We’ll get a dog and you’ll all hear about it…at the right time.
Ahh, you’re just sayin’ that, Kev. You’re making some wimpy excuse. Why don’t you just admit you don’t want a dog and you just hate sharing the affection one would get in your house you big dope.
Look, the fact is, if we get a dog, on the totem pole I would drop near the bottom of the Top Ten. Getting a dog? I don’t go up the pole all that much.
So I repeat, it’s all a matter of timing, my friends.
Still not convinced? I’m just a no-good meanie so and so?
Well compared to this bloke, I’m a bloomin’ angel, and make sure you read the comments.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Barking Lot update: Family files lawsuit against vet who kept pet secretly alive.
Across the pond, they're using high-tech to fight dog owners who leave poop after dark.
Miracle dog brings message to end the use of the gas chamber at dog pounds.
Lexy helps troops cope.
Family who lost dog at Sandy finds him at pound.
Snoopy would be proud of Callie.
Maya helps koalas.
10 best dog breeds to help you lose weight.
Dog on the run stops traffic on California highway.
THAT'S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE'S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK:
Check out Smokey!
We close as we always do with our closing video.
That's it for this week.
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See ya, BARK, next week!