The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/03/16)

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: Mostly cloudy. High of 37. “D”

SUNDAY:  Snow likely, beginning around 7:00 am and lasting all morning and afternoon. . Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.High of 35.  “F”

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

To steal a concept from GEICO Insurance:  If you want to get a wonderful pet with an amazing memory…

You DON’T get a Blue Tang named Dory.  You get a dog.

OK, perhaps it’s a bit more complicated than that, but only because I want to offer a few details.  As in, once again the scientific world has shown canine cognitive capacity in a whole new light.

I’m all for a research study that tells me in a different way something I’ve known forever:  dogs are simply amazing for so many reasons.  However, while it’s nice to read a new study to astound us as dog lovers there’s more to it.  As with a lot of animal behavior research, scientists’ discoveries can lead to important human medical connections.

If studying the way a dog learns a new command can offer even a glimmer of hope to Alzheimer’s Disease patients, I can only see positive things happening.
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

OP-ED PIECE: How our political vitriol harms dogs.

Advice for Donald Trump: Get a dog.

A California family is being hounded on Facebook. Here’s why.

To fight back against thieves they used the “bait package.”

Question: Should I Call My Friend Out for Her ‘Service Dog’ Scam? The answer…

Dog rescues cross state lines.

Dog sniffs out porn.

Is your dog stressed by the holidays? You can tell.

Prepping your dog for …Santa!

Gift ideas for your pet? How about high tech?

Owning a dog: The real cost.

Speaking of costs…


HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK: than life replicas of Bo and Sunny, the Obama pets, made with more than 25,000 yarn pom-poms, displayed in the East Wing Hallway of the White House. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Here are some more: Instagram’s Popeye the Foodie Dog Visits L.A.’s Best Restaurants

We close as we always do with our closing video.

Did you see this movie this past summer?

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Watch a recent CBS Sunday Morning report…

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by..

See ya, BARK, next week!

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