The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (05/06/17)

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:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High of 57.  “C”

SUNDAY Sunny. High of 56.   “C”

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

Two months ago, I blogged about Spring dangers that your dog could face.  In the tips provided by the ASPCA in that blog, it mentions insect prevention.  Of course that means ticks.

I’ve recently learned that a new-but-already dear friend is suffering from chronic effects of Lyme disease.  It’s not pleasant as anyone with the same situation will attest to.  Not only have I been lucky my entire life to not encounter a single one, we never had to deal with anything of the sort for our dogs.

Naïvely, I’ve always thought that because I don’t deep-woods camp I don’t have to worry.  Well it seems that Franklin in particular is hotbed of tick activity.  With our subdivision’s retention pond literally in our back yard, we have even more of a reason to be aware of these little blood-suckers.

I will be working with the above-mentioned friend to find essential oils that will keep our family safe, particularly during our summer outdoor season.  She served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Lyme Network, so I clearly trust her advice.

You might be wondering though, about Lyme disease prevention for Fido.  It’s as serious as it is for you.  Don’t take chances with your furry friend.  Learn as much as possible to avoid possible difficulties later.  This article is a great place to start.
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

Did you know you can lease a dog? But…

Dog walkers in a town in southern England are not happy. Here’s why.

Meter Maids as Poop Police?

You Can Get a Special TV Channel Made for Your Dog, and Shelters Are Loving It.

How the Smells Around Your House Might Delight or Offend Your Dog.

5 Signs You Live in A Dog-Friendly Neighborhood.

Luke was on death’s door, and then…

Here at The Barking Lot Jennifer and I love a happy ending.

Meet the man who claims to be the “World’s Biggest Dog Lover.”

Bodhi was a mystery.

Colorado vet serenades puppy before surgery.

This High School Student Designed A Matching Prom Dress For Her Dog.



Meet the dogs of the US Senate.

New Puppy Owners Do Gender Reveal Photo Shoot for Dog

We close as we always do with our closing video.

The Department of the Interior kicked off its first-ever “Doggy Day” on Friday.

Would your dog attack an intruder? Watch the video in this story from Houston.

And a new ad from Pedigree shows the emotional attachment of dog adoption goes both ways.

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Please forward this to other dog lovers you know. We’d appreciate it.

See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!

One thought on “The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (05/06/17)

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