The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/16/17)

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 Mostly cloudy. High of 35. “D”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy. High of 38. “D”

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

Regular readers of The Barking Lot know that I have zero tolerance for stupid pet owners who leave their dogs in the car during hot summer months.

On the other side of seasons…

In Wisconsin we actually see temperatures colder than ALASKA.

Air Hurts My Face Cartoon


You bundle up as best you can to fight the elements but unless you are wearing a heated coat you are just going to be cold.  Plain and simple.  The best you can do for relief is take a warm vacation or win the lottery and move.

So… you think because your dog is always wearing a fur coat that he or she is impervious to cold temperatures?  Guess again.  Leaving your dog in a cold car during the winter can be just as dangerous as leaving them in the car during the summer.  Both choices make me brand you “stupid” or at the very least “thoughtless and irresponsible” despite any arguments you offer of loving your dog and will be only a minute in the store.

Use the brains God gave you.  Don’t leave your dog in a cold car.  And while we’re talking about cold weather and dogs why not check out these additional suggestions and precautions, just in case you’re lacking in the Common Sense Department.

I know, usually my portion of the blog is the sweet, warm & fuzzy part.  Not when it comes to endangering your dog because you think your shopping & errands will only be a minute.
Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

‘Puppy Mills’ targeted by one State, activists seek others.

Woman says she faces criminal charges for rescuing starving dog.

How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer.

Shelter dogs could go vegan in Los Angeles.

Dog Found Deaf & Alone At Gas Station Learns Sign Language to find home.

We usually don’t write about cats. After all, this is a dog blog. Here’s an exception.

Midway bomb-sniffing dog has a pooping problem.



Scout & Dan

That’s my longtime friend Dan Wildt, a fellow member of the Wisconsin Scorers and Timers Association with his grandpuppy, “Scout.”

Scout & Kayla

That’s “Scout” with Dan’s granddaughter, Kayla Kocovsky. They’re at Kayla’s
Waukesha home.

Very, very nice.

We close as we always do with our closing video.

CNN reports on Piper, the Aviation Bird Dog.

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

See ya, BARK, next week!

One thought on “The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/16/17)

  1. Pingback: UPDATE: The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/16/17) | This Just In… From Franklin, WI

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