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: Cloudy. High of 30. “D”
SUNDAY: Cloudy. High of 26. “D”
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog.
I’ve been known to occasionally criticize my fair city of Franklin for not having enough retail establishments. I’m not going to reiterate my feelings here. Rather, I’m going to say that any time I need a card, unique gift, perfect Christmas ornament or spectacular gift wrap there is only one place I shop: Linda’s Hallmark. And yes, their zip code is indeed 53132.
Their customer service is outstanding, and their manager is a sweetheart. Because of Kyla’s addiction to Itty Bittys she tells me the minute I walk in if there are any new additions! Needless to say, they are purchased immediately!
Now, I have another important reason to love Hallmark and continue to shop there. As I was browsing through my latest mini catalog that came in the mail, I noticed something extra special. Hallmark has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society, an organization to help pets find homes.
I’ll admit I have no idea when a dog will actually grace our home and lives. (I do know that if we could ever con Kevin into visiting the Humane Society with us all it would take would be one look from Kyla, one look from a puppy and we’d be signing the papers faster than you can say “Chew Toy.”) But if your family is in the market soon for a pup and has a general idea of what you’re looking for, a book and plush could be a great place to start!
Thank you Hallmark & Best Friends, for what seems to be a paw-fect partnership!
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
In a first, Alaska divorce courts will now treat pets more like children.
Dog blood donation: Inhumane or saving lives?
‘I didn’t want to choose between my wife and dog.’
Hundreds of dog statues will be on display around Chicago this summer to honor fallen police officers.
Can a dog vote?
One expert, repeat, one says these dogs are the smartest.
Did you know dogs drink tea?
And while drinking tea, what music would dogs like to hear?
Did this dog get all those right?
Finally, a fantasy sport for dog lovers.
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Rescue team members carry the three puppies found alive in the rubble of the avalanche-hit Rigopiano Hotel in Abruzzo, Italy, on Jan. 23, 2017. Their parents, Nuvola and Lupo, escaped the hotel’s collapse and came downhill a few days before this photo was taken. The puppies were said to be in good health after almost five days buried in freezing snow. Photo: Alessandro Di Meo, European Press Agency
We close as we always do with our closing video.
Let’s go to Boulder, Co.
And one more. The Puppy Bowl airs on Sunday, February 5, and this year features some disabled dogs.
That’s it for this week.
Thanks for stopping by..
See ya, BARK, next week!
Photo: Cliff Grassmick, Boulder Daily Camera, January 24, 2017