The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (07/22/17)

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:  Wake up, after rain all night, to cloudy skies. Cloudy, then becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. High of 81. “A”

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy. Slight chance of some thunderstorms this afternoon. High of 83. “A”

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

We know dogs are brilliant.  We know dogs are heroic.  We know dogs are our best friends.  We also, of course, know that dogs are outgoing.  Sure, there are dogs with “issues” that have been rescued from horrible living situations and are not yet fully socialized.  Of course dogs can be TRAINED to be vicious.  Generally speaking, however, dogs are extremely social creatures.  They are remarkably friendly, WAY more than their human counterparts.

Think about it… when you meet a new person do YOU want to be touched by them?  Do YOU want to be immediate friends?  Do YOU want to hang out with them the rest of the day within the first five minutes of being introduced?  Do you respond to a nickname they instantly give you?  Would you accept and eat some random object they hand you?  Probably not.

But a dog is another story.  You can pet them, feed them treats, call them cute names and become another (and instant!) friend of theirs.  And if I’m comparing MYSELF to a dog after meeting a new person, the dog probably stands a better chance of remembering the person the next time it sees them!  (Yeah, I’m that bad with names.)

Why are dogs so tail-wagging friendly?  Leave it to canine scientific research to provide us with the answer!  The bottom line?  It’s in their genes!  The internet has been exploding the last couple of days with articles all about these latest findings.  I find all of it absolutely fascinating.  But then again you know me and my love of all that doggie science!

Two articles that I found to be particularly interesting come from National Geographic  and the LA Times.

Will dogs EVER stop surprising us?  Nope.  And that’s just ONE MORE reason why dogs are the best.
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

Barking Lot Update: Body Camera Video In Minneapolis Dog Shooting Released …. more.

NYC law that makes dog-sitting illegal without kennel license triggers rage from pet lovers.

Great story: Man Saves Missing Dog from Coyotes, Tracks Down her Owners.

Wisconsin humane societies receive dogs rescued from dog meat farm in South Korea. MORE in this video from Channel 12 in Milwaukee.

OPINION: Technology means we could soon be able to ‘translate’ barks.

How did dogs become our best friends? New evidence.

New York City Is Finally Getting a Dog Cafe.

Read a Pet Parent’s Heartbreaking, Hilarious Obit to Her Beloved Pup.

Grass cutter’s open letter to dog owners after being hit in the face 100 times by poo.



Dogs of war… at 14,000ft! Parachuting pooch completes her fifth and final training jump with the Colombian Air Force

We close as we always do with our closing video.

This was the most talked about dog story of the week.

That story is so nice gotta see it twice.

Festa Welcomes the MPD K9 Foundation to Festa

Festa Italiana is proud to welcome the MPD K9 Foundation on Saturday and Sunday from approximately 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Stop by the Cucina area and support the Milwaukee Police Department’s K9 Unit and purchase merchandise and shirts, as well as stuffed German Shepherds. Members of the MPD K9 Unit will be available for meet-and-greets with handlers at Festa. The Milwaukee Police K9 Unit has been serving the citizens of Milwaukee since 2007. The unit currently has nine K9 teams. Your support is appreciated. For more information, visit:

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

We’d really appreciate it if you forward this on to other dog lovers you know. Let them have some fun!

See ya, BARK, next Saturday!

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One thought on “The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (07/22/17)

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