The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (02/24/18)

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:  Mostly cloudy. High of 39. “D”

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny. Windy. High of 41. “C”

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

I’ve blogged several times in the past about the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, most recently about those whack-a-doodles from PETA protesting the event.

While I love learning about breed traits and learning new facts when I watch the show, I personally favor a mixed breed when it comes to our future furry family member.  I’m all about rescuing a shelter dog that is in need of a forever home.

I understand that owners, handlers, and breeders are extremely proud of their show dogs – and they SHOULD be.  It clearly takes a lot of dedication and resources to participate in the WKC show.  But who says mixed breeds and senior dogs aren’t show-worthy in their own right?

This past Monday, the Hallmark channel aired a wonderful tribute to the mixed breed… a way to celebrate all things dog, not just all things breed.  The first of its kind, the show allowed dogs to compete for unusual & adorable categories that the WKC would never dream of.

Many sweet dogs who wouldn’t qualify to stand on the sidewalk outside of the WKC show walked away with great prizes.  The best part is that the the Petco Foundation is providing $75,000 in non-profit grants to the winners.

Read more about this great show here. 
—-Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer!

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

An emotional support dog bit a six-year-old girl on a Southwest Airlines flight — and some people are blaming the child.

Faithful dog dies next to his master’s grave after refusing to leave for 10 years.

‘An incredible tool:’ MCSO K-9 units serve important purpose in combating opioid crisis.

Woman finds her corgi comforting grieving stranger in the airport.

Rescue dog gets ‘new lease of life’ with 3D printed leg.

Dog shows rarely award prize money—here’s why contestants still spend up to $250,000 a year to compete.

Dogs and Humans Didn’t Become Best Friends Overnight.

This Milwaukee company turns breweries’ leftovers into dog treats.

Etiquette expert William Hanson explains how everything from your pooch’s breed to its collar can be VERY revealing of your background.

Strange but true pet tales.



In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy plays with a dog at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the Sochi Olympics four years ago and is adopting one of the many puppies he met Friday after finishing competition the Pyeongchang Games. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Ahn Young-joon/AP

In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. (Ahn Young-joon/Associated Press)

We close as we always do with our closing video.

These Dogs Are Trained to Detect the Smell of Parkinson’s Just by Sniffing a Tee Shirt.


WATCH: Grateful Orphan Dog Holds Rescuer’s Hand During Car Ride to New Foster Home

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

We kindly ask that you please share with other dog lovers you know.

See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!

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One thought on “The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (02/24/18)

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