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: Sunny. High of 81. Absolutely delightful dog-walking weather. "A"
SUNDAY: UPDATED: Mostly cloudy. High of 74. "B"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Your morning rush-out-the-door ritual probably sounds something like this:
“Cell phone/iPhone/Blackberry? Check.”
“Brief Case and Laptop? Check.”
How about adding:
“Milk Bones and Rawhides? Check.”
“Water Dish? Check.”
“Squeaky Toy? Check.”
That’s right, it’s the 12th Annual Take Your Dog To Work Day on Friday, June 25th.
One of only two arguments that Kevin could ever offer against us getting a dog is the fact that we need to home enough to be fair to our Future Fido. Now that I am a SAHM, that argument has been shattered. But for those of you working a Nine-To-Fiver, just think how much more enjoyable your workplace could be if you were allowed to bring your dog with you. There are many facts you can present to your employer in favor of a canine-friendly cubicle.
Perhaps June 25th will be the pawfect way of introducing your tail-wagging buddy to the office. In that case you’ll want to make sure Rex is on his best behavior.
If you need further ammunition to sway your boss, you could mention that this system works well for
If all else fails, you could consider relocating with your four-legged friend to
So next Friday, pack your sandwich and chips but save room in your lunch bag for some kibble.
By the way, in a famous workplace in D.C., dogs are welcomed guests all the time.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Little dog at center of controversial big estate.
New blog fighting for dogs' rights find enemies.
What's the bigger fine? A dog pooping or a human urinating in public? Let's go to Seattle.
Here's a new twist on Return to Sender.
As we often say, we love a happy ending.
You know what's better than a happy ending? ANOTHER happy ending!
Hero pooch returns favor for owners that saved him.
The nation's first criminal dog-fighting DNA database is launched.
This police dog is pretty good. This dog is also quite talented.
Interesting column: God must love dogs.
Walking your dog is good for your blood pressure and cholesterol.
"This is why your mother says to wash your hands after handling money...."
When confronted by the Hell's Angels...
Dog Day Afternoons at the Iron Horse...
This dog is living the American Dream.
That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by.
We close, as we always do, with our closing video.
What would the world be like if everyone saw you the way your dog does?