The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (11/18/17)

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 to rain. Showers throughout the morning. Then cloudy skies in the early afternoon giving way to more showers around 3:00 and lasting all evening. Your odds of missing precipitation are not good. A rainy chilly high of only 42.  “F”

SUNDAY:  Wake up to below freezing temps. Sunny to partly cloudy. The sun will be a fooler. High of 33. “F”

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

Have you ever made efforts to improve your overall health?  Whether it’s a New Year’s Resolution or a “bad report card” from your physician, most people have taken steps to increase their healthy habits.  Kevin & I have personally made changes to our lifestyle.  While not huge modifications (we’re certainly not running a marathon next week!) they were enough to notice positive effects on our waist lines, sleeping habits, and mood.

Essentially we moved more, ate less, and ate better.

But… couldn’t we just get a dog instead?  Seems like a logical option to me.  Don’t have a problem with that at all.  And the best part?  SCIENCE AND RESEARCH SUPPORT IT!!!

Oh you think I’m joking, do you?  You think I’m making this up just to get four paws and a tail?  Ha!  Tell that to the researchers studying Swedes.  Wanna get healthy?  Get a dog.  As simple as that.

Kevin, dear husband of mine:  You can now go back to eating all that junk food you used to love.  Stop walking for fitness.  I can continue to shove French fries like there’s no tomorrow.  We just need to head to the Wisconsin Humane Society to pick up a pooch to lose our paunch.

Dogs are heart-healthy?  Just one more reason I love them. 
Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

This dog is being awarded the ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for helping the British Army fight the Taliban even after being hit by 3 grenades.

Kenny Chesney helps 100 dogs get to West Palm for a second chance after Hurricane Irma, Maria.

For $50,000 you can clone your dog. But there’s a waiting list.

Would You Lock Your Dog in This Box?

Woman turns old dressers into cozy personalized dog beds.

Furbo unveils treat-tossing dog camera with smart alerts.

These may be the world’s first images of dogs—and they’re wearing leashes.

Double-Amputee Indiana Boy, 10, Gets Surprise Visit From Quadruple-Amputee Dog.

Marine Smuggles Friendly Stray Dog Home from Afghanistan in Classic ‘Who Rescued Who?’ Story

She Walked 4 Different Dogs To See How Many Dates They Got Her.

A very handsome dog dropped the ceremonial first puck at an Islanders game.

For the dog that has everything, there’s this.


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