The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (10/07/17)

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:  Showers beginning mid-afternoon and lasting into the evening. Nice high of 75. “B” in the morning, “F” later.

SUNDAY:  Sunny. High of 76. “A”

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

I absolutely positively can NOT believe Halloween is just a couple weeks away.  Kyla has a flyer from the Franklin Public Library about their Trunk or Treat event that she’s looking forward to.  Wait.  What?  Weren’t we just celebrating Independence Day?  How did this HAPPEN?

Well, no fighting it.  I love Fall so I’m not about to complain about seasonal festivities.

But how does your DOG feel about all of this?

Well they’re probably not nearly as excited as you are about trying on their new costume for this year.  But let’s be honest, do you care?  No, because you appreciate how ridiculously adorable they are in the latest outfits for “Howl-o-ween.”  You simply can’t resist the roundup for this year.

I wish for the day that common sense becomes truly, well, common.  But until that actually occurs, I will continue to post “public service reminders.”  You know, like the kind that will tell you to not put your head in the oven along with your pizza, or not to hold your ignited candle lighter next to your 12 cans of spray paint.  So, pet parents in case you didn’t know about these things, I will now warn you against them.

Happy Halloween to all our pet-loving and pet-owning friends!  And please feel free to post on Facebook or in our comments section about your favorite part of Pet Halloween and your best doggy photo!
Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

We have posted repeatedly that the news isn’t always good. From Sheboygan County.

From Fond du Lac, this sad story.

Another sad Wisconsin story.

Okay. How about a HAPPY Wisconsin dog story!

Back to serious. What city is going to require warning signs on homes of dangerous dogs?

Why are some dogs more aggressive?

Daughter suing her father, because of a dog. It’s true.

OPINION: The dogs of the Vietnam War.

Longtime voice of Westminster, National dog shows to talk animal therapy in Jacksonville.

Happy ending to a lost dog story. Or was there?

Sheriff: Toddler’s dog stayed with him the entire time he was missing.

How to greet a service dog.

Postmaster hires the most adorable ’employee.’

New movie: They’re stranded on a mountain top in sub-zero temperatures with a Golden Retriever.



Deacon Paul Umentum sprinkles holy water on, Keisha,
Deacon Paul Umentum sprinkles holy water on, Keisha, one of the dogs at a pet blessing ceremony on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wis.  (Photo: Adam Wesley/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wi)


 Charlie Mackinnon managed to take this amusing shot of his dog Izzy stuck in the middle of a flock of sheep
Farmer Charlie Mackinnon took this hilarious photo of his dog Izzy when she slipped and ended up in the middle of the flock she was meant to be herding in Northern Tasmania in Australia.

We close as we always do with our closing video.

Odey can sniff out danger better than most airport detection machines.

Here’s the trailer for the above-mentioned “Mountain Between Us.”

And check out the video in this story about a record breaker.

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!

Mochi, a St Bernard from South Dakota, has set the Guinness World Record for the longest tongue of a dog

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