The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (11/19/16)

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: WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM TODAY.  HUNTERS HEADING OUT FOR OPENING DAY OF DEER HUNTING SEASON SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FALLING BRANCHES. WEAK TREES MAY EVEN TOPPLE UNDER THE STRONG WINDS. DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 35 MPH OR GUSTS TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Cloudy and very windy today.  A high of 37.  “F”

SUNDAY:  Sunny. A high of 37. The sun will be nice. OK. No “F”… “D”

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

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Can you believe that next week, we start the kick off for Stuff Your Face and Over-Indulge Season?  Oh, I mean The Holidays.  We’ll be deluged with tips from “the experts” on “How To Avoid Gaining Weight This Holiday Season.”  I always love those articles.  You know, the ones that tell us to “have a nutritious snack before you go to a party so that you’re not tempted to over-eat,” “stay away from the buffet table and mingle instead,” and my favorite “have a glass of water for every other beverage you drink.”  It’s the same old tired advice that clearly no one listens to anyway.

Well if YOU are eating your weight in turkey, ham, potatoes and cookies for two months, chances are you will likely relax the “no table scraps” rule for Fido.  I personally believe in the mantra “all things in moderation” and that goes for our four-legged companions as well.  Truthfully I don’t see the harm in my (future) dog getting a taste of turkey or mashed potatoes.  But even though you are well-meaning there are some things that your pup SHOULDN’T SAMPLE.

You know you want to spoil your dog and why shouldn’t you?  They love the holidays too!  If you want to put forth just a bit of extra effort, you can easily indulge your best friend without a lot of added expense or fancy-schmancy ingredients.  Everything from smoothies to desserts can be created in no time at all.   Looking for even MORE inspiration?  You can find recipes and videos here.

Finally, holidays can be stressful for all of us.  Obviously that includes your pooch.  Maybe aromatherapy works for you; perhaps a glass of wine serves as fortification.  If your fur baby is high-maintenance maybe these keep-calm tips can help keep everyone in the home happy.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family, including the canine members!
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

Why are Detroit police killing so many dogs?

That rescue dog doesn’t need a home. He needs…

We’ve said it before and it’s true. These dogs are amazing. Licking their wounds.

All three pounds of him, Norbert is a therapy dog.

Barking Lot update from last week: Hundreds Join Dog on Final Beach Walk Celebrating His Life

Lacy is saved by Sheboygan firefighters.

Myles is a hero.

THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.

HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

President George W. Bush, Laura Bush and their newest family pet, Freddy.

President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura introduced the newest member of their family, Freddy Bush. They  visited the SPCA of Texas‘ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center  to thank them for their great work – and came home with a puppy. President Bush said on his Facebook page, “We already love him, and even our cats Bob and Bernadette are finding Freddy’s charm futile to resist.”

We close as we always do with our closing video.

This ad by Pedigree aired on Election Day and the day before:


Also, polar bear pets dog.

But wait!

We can’t end like that.

So, it’s the Mannequin Challenge!

Ryan Thomas, who calls himself a “stay at home dog dad” on Twitter, recorded video of his Boxer performing a number of tasks while standing stone-still as Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatles plays in the background.

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by..

See ya, BARK, next week!

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