The latest pro-life news (01/22/18)

From Pro-Life Wisconsin:


With four pickup locations, enthusiastic Wisconsin pro-lifers filled two PLW buses and headed to DC for the 45th March for Life. Throughout the 16 hour bus ride, Wisconsinites prayed the rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet, shared pro-life stories, watched pro-life films and tried to catch some sleep. The entire trip was filled with incredible blessings. Shortly after arriving in town, PLW pilgrims stopped and prayed outside a DC Planned Parenthood. Their hearts were lifted when they witnessed a baby saved. The next day, sunny and cool weather greeted everyone. Wisconsinite pro-lifers joined hundreds of thousands of fellow pro-lifers on the National Mall and were moved by the inspiring words of the MFL-DC speakers, including President Trump. Check out the time lapse of the March here. Pro-Life Wisconsin signs were carried throughout the March, by Wisconsinites and other ardent pro-lifers. In fact, they were so popular, PLW signs made it into 29 of the Best Signs at the March for LifeThank you for your prayers. PLW pilgrims and staff felt them throughout the trip. We are so grateful to those who could join us, Love Saves Lives!

Couldn’t join us this year? Check out the PLW 2018 March for Life album here

Did you march with us? Share your photos by emailing them to We’d love to see your perspective!


The Personhood Alliance, of which Pro-Life Wisconsin is a founding member, has drafted an on-line petition asking pro-lifers to urge University of Notre Dame President, Father Jenkins, to end President Obama’s Abortion Pill Mandate at Notre Dame immediately.

During the Obama administration, the University of Notre Dame fought hard against being forced by the Obama administration to provide abortion-causing pills and contraception as part of its healthcare package for students and employees. Notre Dame fought the abortifacient mandate in court, but lost, and was subsequently forced to cooperate with the grave evil of abortion. Now, the Trump administration has offered the university the very exception it went to court to receive, and incredibly, the university is choosing to reject the Trump administration’s helping hand only to continue to provide abortion pills and cooperate with abortion.

SIGN this petition and send a strong message to Father Jenkins, President of Notre Dame, that it is not acceptable for a Catholic institution to pay for abortion inducing drugs and services.

Pro-Life News

NEW TRUMP OFFICE WOULD PROTECT CONSCIENCE RIGHTS OF DOCTORS: “Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.” Read the full article here. And read the HHS announcement here.

TRUMP’S HISTORIC SPEECH TO MARCH FOR LIFE: ABORTION IS ‘WRONG, IT HAS TO CHANGE’: “In the first-ever live streamed address of a sitting president to the March for Life, Republican President Donald Trump vowed his administration will work to uphold the sanctity of life. ‘Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life,’ the president told cheering crowds of hundreds of thousands that packed Washington Mall Friday.” Read the full article here.

PENCE TO PRO-LIFERS: “WE WILL RESTORE THE SANCTITY OF LIFE TO THE CENTER OF AMERICAN LAW”: “The United States is on the verge of restoring ‘the sanctity of life to the center of American law,’ and the Trump administration is completely backing the move, Vice President Mike Pence told pro-lifers at the March for Life in Washington D.C. Friday.” Read the full article here.

From WI Right To Life


Why the Mainstream Media Won’t Show Pictures of the March for Life

This is what the pro-life generation looks like


Today’s highly interesting read (01/22/18): Sock it to me!

50 years ago today, the TV comedy variety show “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”debuted on NBC. Characterized by psychedelic colors and a rapid-fire series of gags and sketches, many of which were politically charged or conveyed sexual innuendo, it ran for five years with 140 episodes, hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Columnist Danny Tyree remembers:

Although some of the bawdy repartee and ripped-from-the-headlines political satire (about the Pill, the anti-war movement, smog and the drug culture) went over my innocent little head, the breakneck one-liners and zany sight gags brightened my Monday nights and made quite an indelible impression.

Read the entire column here.


My Most Popular Blogs (01/22/18)

Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:

1) Franklin’s Mike Zimmerman dismayed by “personal attacks” over Ballpark Commons

2) Aloha Steve Taylor!

3) The Best Cartoons of the Week (01/20/18)

4) 3RD UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

5) Photos of the Week (01/14/18)


7) In this corner our mayor, and in the other a former police chief, or Fire Hydrant Gate

8) Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: A captive audience turns to gold


10) Imagine, you’re at the Rock Snow Park in Franklin

Culinary no-no #550


There have been many outrageous Culinary no-no entries since this blog feature first began back in 2007.

This week’s falls into the “Absolutely Ridiculous” category.

If you’re an optimist you feel that spring isn’t all that far away. And that means they’re back…

First, from a previous  no-no:

The city (of Madison) hosts a terrific farmers’ market.

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On Wednesdays the market is held  8:30am – 2pm from April to November in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, just down the street from the Capitol Building.

The big market is on Saturdays, 6am – 2pm from April to November all around the Capitol Square.

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When I visit the Madison market, normally on a Wednesday, I might pick up vegetables or fruit for the entire family. But I must grab a snack from Stella’s Bakery. Most often it’s a spicy cheese empanada (provolone and monterey jack cheese laced with herbs and spices rolled into a buttery crust).

But it could be a cheese danish or cinnamon roll.

Their spicy cheese bread is extremely popular.

Hot and spicy cheese bread from Stella's Bakery


Over the past few years, not just here in Wisconsin but across the country there’s been an ever-increasing bond between local chefs and farmers. Chefs shop the farmers’ markets for ingredients that wind up on their customers’ plates the same evening. But that’s not all.

The collaboration goes beyond picking the right green beans to pair with the evening’s entrees. Long before, try months before cabbage or carrots or eggplant turns up at the market for a chef to purchase, the chef has made arrangements with a farmer to pick the right ingredients for their menus, and then the seeds for those ingredients go in the ground resulting in the peppers and tomatoes, etc, etc the chef desires for his dinner plates. What once was a spontaneous decision is now a thought process months in the making.
Culinary no-no #470, April, 2016

Splendid, right?

What could possibly be so wrong, so terrible?

You’re not going to believe it.

Then again, you may not be taken aback whatsoever.

Fill in the blank.

Farmers’ markets are ________.

If you guessed “racist” give yourself a gold star.

Who’d have thunk it, that in Liberalville USA, also known as the People’s Republic of Madison, the farmers’ market tradition would be considered discriminatory.

You can’t make this garbage up.

Then again, it may not be surprising when you consider the origin of this nutjob notion.

It comes from:

1) California and,

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San Diego State University.

On the faculty: Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J. Bosco. They are geography professors and proponents of a wacky theory.

The educator duo has written a piece, “Alternative food and gentrification: Farmers’ markets, community gardens and the transformation of urban neighborhoods ” that appears in…

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What does the above title mean? From the publication’s website:

A “just green enough” strategy focuses explicitly on social justice and environmental goals as defined by local communities, those people who have been most negatively affected by environmental disamenities, with the goal of keeping them in place to enjoy any environmental improvements.

OK, so why do Joassart-Marcelli and Bosco make the outlandish claim that farmers’ markets are racist? In their view the markets are just too white.

“Farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized,” they write, and whiteness is reinforced.

Farmers’ markets are “exclusionary” because some locals may not be able to “afford the food and/or feel excluded from these new spaces.”

In their examination of San Diego Joassart-Marcelli and Bosco  say they found that 44 percent of the city’s farmers’ markets are located in census tracts with a high rate of gentrification. Their conclusion: farmers’ markets “attract households from higher socio-economic backgrounds, raising property values and displacing low-income residents and people of color.”

Not much of a solution is provided by the professors who, instead say “strong community involvement”  is needed to ensure that “the needs of the poorest…residents are prioritized.”  Local governments can implement “equitable zoning policies, rent-control laws, and property tax reforms in favor of long-time homeowners” to fight gentrification.

As you might expect, social media went bonkers.

I just ate a salad. I must be racist. But I’m a black man! I’m confused. Maybe I’m black but identify as white? Yeah that’s it!

I can’t help but wonder how long it took for these whiz kids to come up with this monumental scourge to society. Imagine- fresh produce being sold in a neighborhood where the community can appreciate and afford the products. Why would anybody stop and think to open a organic produce stand in a poor neighborhood? Try and get that business plan past the banker..

It sounds like professors are racist and don’t get out much when the only opinion they have of others is ”they’re all racist”! Maybe that is misogynistic or paranoid behavior but drawing those fine lines depends on each individual and their circumstances. Farmers market by their very nature are not corporations, were never intended to be! These are the last bastions of the individual entrepreneur. You get a small space to show your wares and hopefully turn a profit without paying a fortune in overhead. .

Can these leftist communist brainwashers get any more idiotic. Just earlier this year they were saying to BUY LOCAL for the good of the environment and if you don’t you are racist because of all those poor local farmers.

This entire narrative has gone from the ridiculous to the absurd to the insane. It’s time stable, healthy Americans give this a collective “Whatever!” and ignore anyone using words like “gentrification,” “new initiatives,” “neighborhood stability,” “inclusivity,” “safe spaces,” and any other BS terms these people come up with to manipulate the majority into feeling false guilt for something we have not done.

In the last year we’ve heard that college students are now wearing diapers again, crying, needing a bottle, and must be coddled when their feelings are hurt or they don’t get their way.

Various groups throw violent temper tantrums, like petulant 2 year olds, when they don’t get their way.

And those we once thought were our “leaders” in politics, education, entertainment, sports, and media are nothing more than immature, self-centered, insecure, characterologically impaired teenagers who behave like they’ve never left the halls of high school.

Please, the rest of us must be ADULTS in the midst of this craziness and set appropriate boundaries. Stop feeding the monster. Stop giving this garbage air time. Stop giving these fools a national platform to spread their delusional thinking, lies, hypocrisy, and insanity. The rest of us are the ones needing protection and insulation from them, not the other way around.

Hobby Lobby is NOT racist for putting out white cotton!

Steak DOESN’T create “toxic masculinity!”

Trees and statues AREN’T racists!

Farmers markets care about the color of your CASH, not the color of your skin!

Look, this isn’t rocket science. Even the liberal Huffington Post recognizes the value of farmers’ markets.

Suggesting they’re racist is absurd.


Soda tax sticker shock in Seattle

Photos of the Week (01/21/18)


1) Tens of thousands of people traveled from across the United States for the 45th annual March for Life on the National Mall on Friday. President Donald Trump was the first sitting U.S. president to address the marchers live from the Rose Garden at the White House, and many lawmakers also spoke from the stage, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). The crowd lifted up banners and carried signs at the rally at the Mall and during the march to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Photo: Penny Starr, Breitbart News

2) Another sign. Photo: Penny Starr, Breitbart News

3) And another. Photo: Penny Starr, Breitbart News

4) And yet another. Photo: Penny Starr, Breitbart News

5) From the March for Life Facebook page.

6) And another from that Facebook page.

7) And maybe the best. Photo: Penny Starr, Breitbart News

8) Although this one is tough to top as well. From Facebook.

9) An oldie but a goodie. From Facebook.

BTW, good luck finding any of the above on any mainstream media websites.

10) Meanwhile, on the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, women across America marched against his presidency. Here are marchers in Manhattan. Lovely. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

11) This one’s brilliant (NOT). People take part in the Women’s March on Washington. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

12) Here’s another beauty. Women hold signs and gather together in New York City. Photo: Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

13) Classy? You tell me. Photo: Breitbart News

14) More classy stuff. Photo: Breitbart News

15) And one more. Photo: Breitbart News.

16) In Santiago, Chile, an activist dressed as a nun is taken into custody by police officers after she and other protesters had placed a pro-abortion banner above a road near Pope Francis’s expected route, before the pontiff’s arrival in Santiago. Photograph: Victor R Caivano/AP

17) An electronic sign reads “There is no threat” in Oahu, Hawaii, after a false emergency alert that said a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii, in this January 13, 2018, photo obtained from social media. Photo: Jhune Liwanag, @sighpoutshrug on Instagram, via Reuters

18) A vendor wears a poncho displaying Pope Francis souvenir badges before the start of a public papal Mass in Santiago, Chile. Photograph: Luis Hidalgo/AP

19) A Christian Orthodox priest re-enacts the baptism of Jesus during the traditional Epiphany ceremony at the Qasr-el Yahud site in the Jordan river. Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP

20) President Putin inspects an exhibit commemorating the collpase of the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War II, at a war museum in Kirovsk, Russia. Photograph: Reuters

21) A new version of The Scream is displayed ahead of the London Art Fair in Islington. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

22) A fox walks past 10 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

23) A goose attacks an Orthodox believer as he leaves the icy waters of a pond during the celebration of the Orthodox Epiphany holiday in Kiev, Ukraine, on January 19, 2018. Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty

24) A crocodile that has had a motorcycle tire around its neck for at least two years appears on a beach in Palu City, Central Sulawesi. Photograph: Antara Foto/Reuters

25) Princesse Stephanie attracts the attention of a giraffe at the International Circus Festival in Monte-Carlo. Photograph: Murielle Gander Cransac/Getty Images

26) In Cincinnati, Fiona, a baby Nile hippopotamus, has her gums rubbed by a zookeeper in her enclosure at the city zoo and botanical garden. Photograph: John Minchillo/AP

27) In Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, robotic jockeys control camels during a race at Al Sawan race track. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Week-ends (01/20/18)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…


Rich Panella

These local students



These 183


“Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”
President Trump at the March for Life

“How grateful are we to have a pro life president back in the White House! One thing that gets lost is how compassionate the pro-life movement is. To help women who have gone through the pain of abortion, to help single mothers, to give them resources through thousands of pregnancy centers: this is the face of the pro-life movement.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan at the March for Life

“I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that. I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think.”
President Trump

“Why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV, why did Chuck Schumer and all of his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money? I think it’s just an outrageous and ludicrous excuse, and they need to get on board and start actually doing what they were elected to do.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said claims that President Trump is a  racist are “outrageous.”

“The Associated Press ran to Haitians in the US for comment (weird how they’re here and not there, right?). Unsurprisingly, the AP couched Trump’s words as an attack on immigrants, not criticism of countries, because the narrative had been set.

“Unasked by the AP: If these countries are such wonderful places, why are people willing to risk their lives and the lives of their children to leave? Surely a nation known for its poor eating literal dirt cookies with rampant crime and corruption will replace the Hamptons as a vacation destination for all of these virtue signaling coastal snobs, right?

“Of course not.”
Columnist Derek hunter

“I am extremely worried that we are going to lose one or more American cities in the next decade or two if we do not improve our defensive capabilities. The loss of life would be almost unendurable.

“The loss of our freedoms in a very dangerous world would be horrifying.

“Today we have the potential to build a substantial missile defense system that would dramatically increase the safety of the American people.

“The president should deliver an Oval Office address describing the genuine threat and the horror of what would have occurred if the Hawaii alert had been real.

“He should challenge members of Congress to fully fund a multiyear space combat missile defense system precisely as they would a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.”
Newt Gingrich on the false emergency alert in Hawaii

“The free press is the despot’s enemy, which makes the free press the guardian of democracy. When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.”
Outgoing US Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) criticizing President Trump

“The interesting question is: Why have movie stars and other celebrities become an aristocracy of secular demigods? It seems to me an objective fact that virtually any other group of professionals plucked at random from the Statistical Abstract of the United States — nuclear engineers, plumbers, grocers, etc. — are more likely to model decent moral behavior in their everyday lives. Indeed, it is a bizarre inconsistency in the cartoonishly liberal ideology of Hollywood that the only super-rich people in America reflexively assumed to be morally superior are people who pretend to be other people for a living.”
Columnist Jonah Goldberg

“No new information, barring actual changes in the underlying economy or a war, will dramatically change Americans’ views of Trump. Everything has already been baked into the cake.

“That’s why the puzzlement of the Left over the Right’s apparent disinterest in the latest scandalous reports about Trump having sex with porn stars while married misses the point: we already knew this was Trump. The man had an affair with his second wife while married to his first; he had an affair with his third wife while married to his second. He used to call up newspapers in New York, pretending to be his own press agent, and lie to them about his sexual peccadillos. He’s appeared in a Playboy soft-porn video.

“…simply throwing gossipy headlines at him does nothing to him, because we knew who he was when we elected him.”
Columnist Ben Shapiro

“We believe our state is one where we make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. We make every effort possible to reach out to voters to get them registered to vote.”
Ohio’s secretary of state, Jon Husted. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering  whether Ohio’s so-called use-it-or-lose-it voter registration rule violates federal law.Ohio, which has the most aggressive voter-purge system in the country, currently strikes voters from the registration rolls if they fail to vote in two consecutive elections — and if they fail to return a mailed address confirmation form.

“I’ve earned the right to vote. Whether I use it or not is up to my personal discretion. They don’t take away my right to buy a gun if I don’t buy a gun.”
Larry Harmon, a U.S. Navy veteran who didn’t vote in the 2009 or 2010 elections and didn’t respond to a mailed notice from Ohio’s election board. When he went to the polls in November 2015, he learned that he had been removed from the state’s voter rolls. He is the plaintiff in a U.S. Supreme Court case against Ohio about when it’s legal to kick inactive voters off registration lists. 

I recently asked a high-school senior what she saw herself doing in a few years. She said, “Well, just a dental assistant.” I challenged her on the word just.  Why was she demeaning her career choice? There’s nothing wrong with being a dental assistant. Something told her, though, that it wasn’t a career worthy of her being excited about or of her respecting herself enough to not apologize for her choice.

At the same event, I asked another high-school student what she aspired to. She looked at me and confidently said, “I want to be a wife and mom.”  She didn’t try to explain or defend. Her self-respect gave her the confidence to believe her choice is good and right.

In 2018, I think women need to be more like this second student. We need to have enough self-respect to quit apologizing for good and appropriate choices we make.
Julaine Appling, president of the Wisconsin Family Council

“It was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a nice little ass.”
Former French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot says most actresses who have protested sexual harassment are “hypocritical” and “ridiculous” because many of them “tease” producers to land film parts


Not fired!


The March for Life in DC


WI state Senate loss by GOP is disastrous and will lead to Dem election wave this year

Aaron Rodgers is dating Danica Patrick


Night Became Day In Detroit As Meteor Lit Up Sky



Just in case you missed this week’s highly interesting reads…

Here they are:

Today’s highly interesting read (01/19/18): March for Life reminds us that attitudes on abortion are changing — one beautiful ultrasound at a time.

Today’s highly interesting read (01/18/18): Those Highly-Anticipated Awards

Today’s highly interesting read (01/17/18): Democrats’ DACA fight is a power play designed to turn Dreamers into a new army of liberal voters

4TH UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Today’s highly interesting read (01/15/18): The best column of the year so far

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (01/20/18)

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. High of 49. That’s more than 30 degrees warmer than last Saturday.  “B”

SUNDAY:  Showers at times. High of 38. So that means a cold rain. “F”

At this point I normally write:

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

But Jennifer has been helping Kyla get ready. Kyla as some readers know dances with the Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance. As you read this Kyla and family are either headed to or are already at a feis at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc.

What’s a feis (pronounced ‘fesh”)?

Details for this feis are here.

So we have a replacement for Jennifer this week.

That would be me.

And I want to pass along the latest on an issue we’ve posted a lot about on The Barking Lot.

The scam surrounding service animals.

Please follow along. This has become a state legislative matter.

Under current law, a political subdivision may regulate places, structures, or
objects with special character, historic interest, aesthetic interest, or other
significant value. A political subdivision may also designate historic landmarks and
establish historic districts and may regulate the historic landmarks or the properties
within a historic district for historic preservation purposes.

Under a new proposed bill, in the repair or replacement of a property that is designated as  a historic landmark or included within a historic district, a political subdivision must
permit an owner to use materials that an ordinary observer would perceive as having
a substantially similar appearance to the original material.



Where’s the dog angle?

I’ll tell you.

Buried in this bill, officially in Wisconsin as Assembly Bill 771 (AB 771) is the service animal component.

Again, follow along because we will get to the whole dog deal. From state documents (bolded portions are mine for emphasis):

Under the state open housing law, various forms and types of discrimination in
housing are prohibited, including discrimination against persons with disabilities.
In addition, the open housing law contains a provision that specifically addresses individuals whose vision, hearing, or mobility is impaired and who keep an animal
specially trained to lead or assist the individual.

The bill repeals this provision and replaces it with provisions that address 1)
animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for persons with
disabilities and 2) emotional support animals, which are defined in the bill as
animals that provide emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship but
that are not trained to perform tasks for the benefit of persons with disabilities.
Subject to certain exceptions, the bill provides that it is discrimination in housing to
deny housing to an individual with a disability who keeps either type of animal.

However, the bill provides that a person seeking to keep an animal that is
individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability may be requested to provide documentation of his or her disability and disability-related need for the animal, unless such disability or need is already known or apparent.

The bill also provides that a person seeking to keep an emotional support animal may be
requested to provide documentation, from a state-licensed health professional
acting within his or her scope of practice, of his or her disability and disability-related need for the animal.

Finally, the bill includes forfeiture penalties for a person who misrepresents having a disability or a disability-related need for an emotional support animal in order to obtain housing, and for a licensed health professional who makes such misrepresentations regarding his or her patient.

Makes common sense to me.

If you’ve been following The Barking Lot we’ve posted numerous stories about the blatant and rampant regarding folks lying about the authenticity of and the need for service animals.


Even though the bill passed 6-3 in and Assembly Committee this week, the current WI legislative session in on a very fast track. There may not be enough time to get this bill passed by both houses and to the Governor’s desk for his signature to enact into state law.
—-Jennifer Fischer’s fill-in

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

Good dog, bad dog … Delta wants to know before you board.

Dog Owners Push To Ban Pit Bulls After Deadly Attack.

Meanwhile, Pit Bull University coming to Fox Valley Humane Association.

US Army Dog Given Posthumous Award.

This dog trekked 20 miles to her former owners. Their rejection didn’t stop her.

Meet the amazing animal handlers who are the Puppy Bowl’s real MVPs.

Dogs vs. cats…here’s the latest.



First… Strange Phenomenon Left Dog Stuck in Tree for Almost 60 Years Without Rotting.

Next, Dog a Porter, by the Milan brand Temellini, offers clothing custom-fit for different breeds, ranging from the tiny Chihuahua to the stately greyhound. The line includes cashmere knits, nylon bomber jackets with tiny arms, Sherlock Holmes-style capes and lined raincoats.

The capes cost 170 euros ($208) and synthetically filled hooded parkas go for 210 euros ($256) to reflect the extra time it takes to get the fine stitching on the elasticized sleeves just right.

Designer Giovanna Temellini kisses her dog Ulisse,In this image taken on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, designer Giovanna Temellini kisses her dog Ulisse, an Afghan greyhound, wearing a winter coat created by Ms. Temellini, at the Temellini manufacture headquarters, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
In this image taken on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, customers Amanda Smith, left, and Giorgia, walk with Ulisse an Afghan greyhound, and a dachshund ‘Pardo’, wearing winter coats created by designer Giovanna Temellini outside the Temellini manufactor headquarters, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

We close as we always do with our closing video. And we have a few.

Age discrimination?


And finally…

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

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See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!