The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (05/21/16)

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: Partly cloudy. A high of 72, more than 20 degrees warmer than last Saturday. Jennifer and I concurred and are pleased as punch to grade today as an  “A”

SUNDAY:  Sunny. High of 72. “A”  YES!

Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog.

You certainly wouldn’t know it by the last few weeks’ temperatures, but we really are heading into the summer season.  Wisconsinites make the most of the warm days that we do have by cramming as much as possible in to every moment.  We’re outside every chance we get – walking, biking, boating, grilling, and entertaining.  Naturally dog owners want to include their fur babies in most if not all the aforementioned summer traditions.

You’ll see dogs in cars, dogs in boats, even dogs riding in specialized bike trailers.    Naturally, you’ll see plenty of dogs sauntering along side strollers with moms hoping to tire out both toddler and terrier.  And of course, you’ll see owners happily walking or jogging with their companion.  (Hopefully owner is smart enough to carry water for both!)  If you traditionally walk or run with your dog, particularly during warm weather, do you think about his paws?  You should.

While you’re busy putting on your padded running socks and expensive athletic shoes, you should also consider what Fido has to walk on… pretty much nothing but skin.  Would YOU want to run on hot pavement that way?  I didn’t think so.  Just in time for our upcoming season, here are some great tips on taking care of your four-legged run buddy.  Please for the comfort of your pet, take them to heart.
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

Anger over fake service dogs has people snarling at those with the real thing.

Owning a dog may help veterans with PTSD.

Dog lovers in the UK want these banned.

Speaking of fireworks…

A ‘driver’s license’ for dogs?

80 %. 80%.

Happy ending!

From the Facebook page of my good friend Tricia Sieg who works at the state Capitol:

During the fall of 2006 I went to Racine to help on a campaign for the final couple of weeks of the election and a friend came to my house to take care of my dog. Well my dog didn’t like that arrangement and to show how mad she was she ate my college diploma that was sitting out on my desk in the trophy room (2nd bedroom). To say I was upset would be an understatement (and we lost that campaign too)! Earlier this year my father suggested I see if I could get a duplicate diploma. Sure enough, you can and it came in the mail today!!! I am officially,once again, a 1998 graduate of UW-Whitewater!! Thanks for advice dad!

Tricia Sieg's photo.



Sniffer dogs search the West Stand after fans are evacuated from the stadium before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Bournemouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, Britain. Photo: PETER POWELL / EPA

And we close as we always do, with our closing video.

Hero dog fights off rattlesnake.

The update to the dog/snake story.

One more video: The boy who reads to dogs.

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by. Please tell a fellow dog lover about us. Why not e-mail them this blog. Don’t dog lovers need to stay together and share the joys?

See ya, BARK, next week!


One thought on “The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (05/21/16)

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