The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (08/05/17)

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:  Partly cloudy. Beautiful day.  Just a slight chance of a shower. High of 78. “A”

SUNDAY:  UPDATED: Cloudy. A chance of scattered showers. High of 74. “”B

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

Generally speaking, I support the “do what you feel is right for you and your family” mantra when it comes to everyday living choices.  Breast vs. bottle, organic vs. traditional farming, omnivore vs. vegetarian, cloth diaper vs. disposable… those are things that I have my own opinion about.  Honestly you aren’t hurting MY feelings if you are the poster child for All Things Green.  (But we might get along better at parties if you ARE the poster child for Give Your Kid a Hot Dog, For Crying Out Loud.)

I have friends with varying opinions about vaccinating their children.  But even the friend who is a medical professional and does not agree with the amount & timing of infant vaccinations & booster shots HAS HER CHILD VACCINATED.  You see, there are times when common sense should prevail and making sure your kid doesn’t get polio is one of those.

Let’s extend that common sense approach to making sure your dog doesn’t get rabies.  Wouldn’t you think that if you could prevent a horrible disease in your beloved pet (as well as transmitting it to humans) you’d want to do it?

Not necessarily.

Believe it or not, there is now a movement similar to the one who supports not vaccinating your kids for fear it will lead to autism.  Yep, now your DOG can become autistic if you guard against common canine health issues.  I can’t help but wonder if many of these folks ask for gift cards to GOOP for Christmas.

While there are many articles recently posted about this mindset, I think that Jeffrey Kluger sums it up the best.  Read…
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

The State of Pet Homelessness in America.

Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle With Live-or-Die Tests. How did readers respond?

The hidden environmental costs of dog and cat food.

After this pit bull’s owner died, his favorite UPS worker stepped in to help.

Blind puppy in Fond du Lac to be trained as therapy service dog.

These millennials are buying houses because they want their pets to have more space.

Here’s How Much Your Dog Costs You Over its Lifetime.

Dog leads family to unconscious girls struck by lightning.

Is a dog hotel plush enough for a human guest?

Column: Who knew dogs could keep you so…healthy.



‘Please stop doing this:’ Vet posts photo of dog killed by heat in warm car.

We close as we always do with our closing video.

First check out the video in this online story about an Olympic gold medalist.

And, from ABC, how to make your dog famous on social media.

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!

Dachshund looks longingly at spanferkel…

Doxi 1

Dachshund is fed spanferkel…

Doxi 2

Photos taken by Jennifer at last week’s German Fest (with permission, of course)


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