The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (06/25/16)

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: Sunny.  A high of 86.  “A”

SUNDAY:  UPDATED:  Scattered thunderstorms around 4 a.m., then cloudy skies throughout the day until sun appears mid-afternoon. High of 87. “B”

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

I’ve written before that I am not a fan of most pop culture.  (PUP culture is of course another story and the reason for this weekly feature dedicated to all things canine.)  Top 40 music makes my ears hurt, food trends generally turn my stomach, and today’s Hollywood darlings convince me that the last quality film made was Casablanca.  Generally, if a celebrity endorses a product it makes me far less likely to ever want to purchase that particular item.  It’s the principle of it.

However, there are times when a personality lends their brand to a cause and I sincerely hope that they generate more awareness & funding than “us common folk.”  After all, the original ALS Ice Bucket Challenge had humble beginnings that soon turned star-worthy.

So… speaking of stars and “pet” causes and Ice Bucket Challenges…  David Duchovny wants to raise money for animal shelters to become NO KILL shelters through the help of Target Zero.  He’s hoping his Lick My Face campaign will promote awareness and bring in funds.

I’ve seen a handful of X-Files episodes and that’s where my familiarity of Mr. Duchovny ends.  (Admittedly though, he’s not too aware of Jennifer Fischer.)  But his campaign doesn’t seem too outlandish for animal lovers.  Clearly I’m not opposed to “dog germs” either.  So I wish him (and his partner Brick) the very best of luck.

Do you think you’ll participate?  If you do, please share your comments and videos in the comments section!
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

They’re cracking down in Madison.

URL is a porn dog.

At this cemetery, not even police can find their dog.

Could new prescription medicine solve your dog’s noise-aversion anxiety?

Dog walks into a bar…uh, no.

When it comes to the business of dog walking, there’s more to it than one might think.

Airports Install Pet Bathrooms To Ease Dog Travel.

Cheeto may be small, but he gets huge smiles.

What if dogs could dial 9-1-1 with their emergencies?


HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK (we’ve got a bunch):

Post Father’s Day

Who Wore it Best?

OK, this just might be the best!

We close as we always do with our closing video.

We say it often on The Barking Lot. Dogs are simply amazing.

And one more. On a lighter note… I think Jennifer would love this dog.

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

See ya, BARK, next week!


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