No wonder we call them “snowflakes”

A group of women react as voting results come in at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Collectively as a group, millennials are messed up. It’s not completely their fault, but they themselves are mostly to blame.

Millennials have not been adequately prepared for life.

Millennials ae now paralyzed with “fear” because they foolishly believe society has made them the way they are.

Millennials have never been taught by anyone about how to cope.

Millennials don’t seem to comprehend that life is not fair, we don’t always get a sticker, and can’t win ever game or election.

Losing an election is not fatal. It happens.

Millennials are, indeed, snowflakes. The wussiest generation ever.

But they insist we stop calling them “snowflakes” because, are you ready? The term is unfair, abusive, and damages their mental health.

When millennials admit they suffer discomfort from being labelled “snowflakes,’ they are, in essence, conceding they are snowflakes, as the mere mention of one word, just one word could damage their fragile psyches.

Author Chuck Palahniuk wrote the 1996 book “Fight Club,” that contains the line “You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.”

Millennials invite the barbs by their constant whining and demanding some sort of force field.

Latest case in point: Crying closets.

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Today’s highly interesting read (04/30/18): Michelle Wolf played right into Trump’s hands

Tom Stiglich for Apr 30, 2018

I didn’t see the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night. I was emceeing a basketball officials’ annual banquet.

Had I been watching the channel would have been switched rather quickly.

You’ve probably heard the affair was beyond disgusting as a no-name comedienne, Michelle Wolf crossed the line multiple times.

Today’s read is from Piers Morgan:

Of course, it’s her absolute right under the 1st Amendment to think the way she thinks and to say so as she did on Saturday night.

However, it’s also MY right to condemn HER for an egregiously vile, personally abusive speech that exposed the liberal media in America for what much of it has sadly become: a Trump-bashing cesspit consumed with the very hatred it accuses the President of encouraging.

Read the entire column here.

MORE.

 

My Most Popular Blogs (04/30/18)

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

1) Like it or not Franklin, you’re getting another roundabout

2) Stats show Franklin intersection targeted for a roundabout is not dangerous

3) Taylor’s Take: County Board Committee assignments handed out

4) The Best Cartoons of the Week (04/28/18)

5) UPDATE: Screwing taxpayers and motorists: The BRT

6) Do you hate noisy restaurants?

7) The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (04/28/18)

8) UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (12/27/17): Waiting for Alzheimer’s

9) UPDATE: Culinary no-no #562

10) Goodnight everyone, and have a beautiful spring weekend!

And this didn’t make our Top Ten but is worth a look.

Culinary no-no #563

Culinary no-no began on Father’s Day 2007, a beautiful summer day, when I wrote about grilling brats. And eating brats. And topping those brats. I was inspired by my wife, Jennifer who, in my admittedly unscientific opinion, ruins brats by squirting ketchup on them. Other dining taboos quickly came to mind. The original idea was to take this concept only a few months, till the end of summer and then pull the plug. Then the unexpected happened. People started reading Culinary no-no. Lots of folks. So we keep doing the no-no.

We open at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.

Monsier Paul

This restaurant is located above another French restaurant, Chefs de France  and pays tribute to Paul Bocuse,  quite possibly the world’s first celebrity chef. Bocuse gets that recognition because he was the first chef to put his name on his own restaurant.

Monsieur Paul offers authentic French cuisine.

Let’s go inside.

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The lobby leads to…

An elegant dining room with tables, chairs and chandeliers

Disney calls the main interior color “cranberry.”

Here’s a menu posted online…

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How about we see the Rouget Atlantique en écailles de pommes de terre, fenouil, sauce romarin- Red snapper in potato “scales”, braised fennel, rosemary sauce.

Monsieur Paul

A perfect presentation.

Monsieur Paul is one of Disney’s “signature” restaurant, clearly elegant and expensive.

Oh there are more places in Disney World to get simpler fare…

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But Disney for decades now has significantly expanded their dining options in a response to overwhelming demands by theme park visitors who tired of the same old same old.

The current cosmopolitan variety wasn’t always the case.

Check out this old menu from the Red Wagon Inn located in Disneyland.

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Steak, ham, turkey, pork chops, spaghetti.

The trend carried over to much of Disney World in Florida with a few, but only a few exceptions.

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The Top of the World restaurant on top of the Contemporary Resort the way it looked a long, long time ago.

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Pretty tame compared to the restaurant there now, The California Grill.

Here’s another great example. The Hollywood Derby inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios then…

And now…

Hollywood Brown Derby Allergy Friendly Dinner Menu

Disney parks and hotels have come a long way, and I love the myriad of dining choices.

However the explosion of adventurous options has led a California newspaper reporter to delve into whether it’s too much.

Can food be as much of an attraction at a theme park as roller coasters, flume rides and musical shows?

The often-long lines for Dole Whips and Butterbeers suggest that food can draw crowds just like a park’s rides and shows. But not everyone wants something fancy or unique when visiting the parks. For many theme parks fans, food is nothing more than fuel to get through the day, and they want to see familiar and comforting options on the menu.

That difference of opinion is driving a conflict that simmers among theme park fans. How ambitious should theme parks be with their food and beverage menus?

Prompting the debate is a menu recently announced for “Woody’s Lunch Box” quick-service restaurant opening in June at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Woody's Lunch Box - S'more French Toast Breakfast Sandwich $7.99

Woody’s Lunch Box – S’more French Toast Breakfast Sandwich $7.99

Woody's Lunch Box - Breakfast Bowl $8.49

Woody’s Lunch Box – Breakfast Bowl $8.49

Woody's Lunch Box - Raspberry Lunch Box Tart and Chocolate Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart $3.29

Woody’s Lunch Box – Raspberry Lunch Box Tart and Chocolate Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart $3.29

Woody's Lunch Box - Banana Split Yogurt Parfait $5.99

Woody’s Lunch Box – Banana Split Yogurt Parfait $5.99

Woody's Lunch Box - Smoked Turkey, Tomato and Lettuce on Multigrain Bread $9.99

Woody’s Lunch Box – Smoked Turkey, Tomato and Lettuce on Multigrain Bread $9.99

Woody's Lunch Box - Smoked Turkey, Eggs, Swiss, Peppers and Onions on Sourdough

Woody’s Lunch Box – Smoked Turkey, Eggs, Swiss, Peppers and Onions on Sourdough

Woody's Lunch Box - Totchos $8.99

Woody’s Lunch Box – Totchos $8.99

Woody's Lunch Box - BBQ Brisket Melt $12.99

Woody’s Lunch Box – BBQ Brisket Melt $12.99

Woody's Lunch Box - Monte Cristo with Raspberry Jam $11.49

Woody’s Lunch Box – Monte Cristo with Raspberry Jam $11.49

I’m not exactly sure what’s so ambitious about any of those selections but they’ve ignited hot discussion on social media including a rather bizarre argument against this particular new restaurant and menu.

Robert Niles writes in the Los Angeles Daily News:

It’s all quite a bit fancier than the peanut butter or bologna sandwiches I had in my lunch box as a kid.

Which some fans suspect might be a problem. After the announcement, fans posted on Twitter and Facebook their fears that other Disney visitors would complain about the menu, forcing Disney to abandon it in favor of the mundane burgers and chicken strips served at so many other theme park eateries.

To me that makes absolutely no sense. If folks are that fearful then they should be going to social media and praising the Disney empire rather than worrying all over their keyboards.

Let’s be real. The “ambitious” food agenda at Disney has long been out of the genie’s lamp. There is no turning back.

And if someone can’t tolerate a S’mores-inspired French toast sandwich or Monte Cristo, there’s an abundance of more typical theme park food waiting just a short walk away.

CULINARY NO-NO BONUSES

“It’s just not what people want anymore”

Tabasco Sauce Is in a Battle For Its Very Survival

 

Photos of the Week (04/29/18)

1) Dark smoke rises from Husky Energy oil refinery following an explosion in Superior, Wisconsin, on April 26. The explosion injured at least 11 people and forced the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital. Photo: Robert King / Duluth News Tribune via Reuters

2) People watch smoke from a second fire after an explosion at Husky Energy in Superior on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

3) People walk to AMSOIL while a massive traffic jam is in play as people try to get their children after students were evacuated to AMSOIL after an explosion at Husky Energy in Superior on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

4) Farzad Salehi consoles his wife, Mehrsa Marjani, who was at a nearby cafe and witnessed the aftermath when a van plowed down a crowded sidewalk, killing multiple people and injuring others in Toronto on April 23. A 25-year-old in a rented van killed 10 people and injured 15 in what appeared to witnesses and the city’s police chief as a deliberate attack. Photo: Aaron Vincent Elkaim / The Canadian Press via AP

5) Firefighters stand near a covered body after a van struck multiple people at a major intersection in northern Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 23, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Saul Porto

6) Bill Cosby accusers Caroline Heldman, Lili Bernard and Victoria Valentino react after the guilty on all counts verdict was delivered in the sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery county courthouse. In a verdict that seemed destined to stand as a major milestone in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault, the once beloved actor and comedian Bill Cosby was convicted by a Pennsylvania jury on Thursday of drugging and molesting an acquaintance in 2004. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images

7) Bill Cosby leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

8) South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea. The leaders of North and South Korea promised after a landmark summit to bring ‘lasting peace’ to the peninsula with a commitment to denuclearization and to ending decades of hostilities.  Photograph: Korea Summit Press Pool/Reuters

9) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in briefly cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on April 27, 2018, as they met to begin the third ever inter-Korean summit talks. Their discussions will be expected to focus on whether the North can be persuaded to give up its nuclear bombs. Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool via AP

10) South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-In (left), speaks to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in the border village of Panmunjom. The event marks the first time a North Korean leader has crossed the border into South Korea since the end of hostilities during the Korean War. Photograph: Korea Summit Press/EPA

11) A South Korean weeps watching Kim Jung-Un’s crossing the Military Demarcation Line for the inter-Korean summit in live news streams through television broadcast at the Seoul Railway station on April 27, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Woohae Cho / Getty

12) A general view shows the interior of the Peace House, the venue for the inter-Korean summit, at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea. Photo: Yonhap via REUTERS

13) First Lady Melania Trump waits with President Donald Trump to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2018. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

14) French President Emmanuel Macron looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump flicks a bit of dandruff off his jacket during their meeting in the Oval Office following the official arrival ceremony for Macron at the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin LamarquePresident

15) Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron walk down the colonnade at the White House in Washington on April 24, 2018. Trump and Macron put their warm bromance on full public display Tuesday, engaging in frequent PDAs at the that revealed how friendly they have grown since a tense meeting last spring. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP / Getty

16) First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, prepare to have their picture taken on a visit to the estate of the first U.S. President George Washington in Mount Vernon, Virginia, on April 23. Photo:  Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

17) A private security guard blocks the camera to avoid being photographed at a new section of bollard wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, as seen from the Mexican side of the border in San Jeronimo, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo; REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

18) Part of a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, on April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama. The national memorial aims to teach about America’s past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

19) A fire dancer performs in front of tourists on the Philippine island of Boracay on April 25, 2018. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the once-idyllic white-sand resort closed to tourists for up to six months from April 26, after describing the country’s top tourist attraction as a “cesspool” tainted by raw sewage. Photo: Noel Celis / AFP / Getty

20) Tourists visit the medieval city of Carcassonne, France, on April 23, 2018, where the walls are partly covered with yellow concentric circles created by the Paris-based, Swiss artist Felice Varini, at the request of the National Center for National Monuments to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the city as UNESCO World Heritage. Photo: Eric Cabanis / AFP / Getty

21) Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, head home with their newborn son after Kate gave birth at the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London on April 23. The baby boy is the third child for the couple and fifth in line to the British throne. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP. And one more. Photo: Hannah Mckay / Reuters

22) Town crier Tony Appleton announces that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy outside the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London on April 23, 2018. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

23) Members of the Honourable Artillery Company fire a 62-gun salute from the Tower of London to welcome the birth of the third child of Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in London, England, on April 24, 2018. Photo: Hannah Mckay / Reuters

24) President Donald Trump meets with children in the Oval Office on ‘Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work’ day at the White House. Photograph: Erik S. Lesser/EPA

25) Newly ordained priests lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads a mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, on April 22, 2018. Photo: Tony Gentile / Reuters

26) The heart of Laurence O’Toole at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. The 800 year old relic had been missing for six years and was recovered undamaged. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA

27) An aerial view of flower fields in Lisse, Netherlands, on April 20. Keukenhof Park is one of the largest flower gardens worldwide with about seven million bulbs planted every year. Photo: Koen Van Weel / EPA

28) A llama stands at a farm in the village of Jitrava near Liberec, Czech Republic, on April 26, 2018. Photo: David W Cerny / Reuters

29) Three bear cubs, who were found by the Bulgarian authorities in the wild and rescued at the Dancing Bears Park near Belitsa, Bulgaria, on April 22, 2018. The cubs, who are about three months old, will be relocated in the next days to a bear orphan station in Greece. Photo: Hristo Vladev / FOUR PAWS / Reuters

30) Competitors take part in the annual Mud Madness event at Foymore Lodge on April 22, 2018, in Portadown, Northern Ireland. The adult version of the event includes two laps of an eight-kilometer course through 25 obstacles while the kids event is run over 2 kilometers. Photo: Charles McQuillan / Getty

31) Delivery robot “DAX” rolls down a neighborhood street on April 25, 2018, in Philomath, Oregon. Joseph Sullivan, the inventor of DAX, is a native of the small town. He says he plans to deploy 30 DAX-like robots to perform various delivery tasks in the next few months. Sullivan says with more Americans shopping online, delivery robots could reduce traffic and pollution. Photo: Natalie Behring / Getty

32) The art work Flash Forward made of Lego bricks is pictured during the media preview of the exhibition The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes by U.S. artist Nathan Sawaya at Paris’s Parc de la Villette in Paris, France.  Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

33) A Joker face mask made of Lego bricks is pictured during the media preview of the exhibition The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes by U.S. artist Nathan Sawaya at Parc de la Villette in Paris, France, on April 26, 2018. Photo: Benoit Tessier / Reuters

AND FINALLY…

More about that iconic photo

 

Week-ends (04/28/18)

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…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Quilts of Valor

Grace Verardo and her husband

Dr. Rob Gore

Montoursville Police

Rachael Johnson

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Bill Cosby

Garrett Klumb

Democrats

Texas couple

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I think he’s the best governor in America, which I can say with much greater confidence now that I don’t have my old job back.” People across the nation “marvel at what Wisconsin has accomplished over the last eight years” under Scott Walker.
Vice President Mike Pence, a former Indiana governor, during a fundraiser for Walker Wednesday night at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

We are living in a time of anger and fear. Anger only freezes and weakens us.”
French President Emmanuel Macron in his address before Congress

 “One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor. You have to wonder with that kind of disproportionate retirement number whether what happened in June played a factor.”
Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears and referred to last year’s shooting at a Congressional baseball game that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise severely injured

“The idea of going back to where all this happened … affects a lot of us. None of us are afraid, but we’re aware.”
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, on the return of the GOP baseball team to the field where a gunman opened fire last year, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others

“When I was about 14, we went down to watch the first two Viking landers launch to Mars. At that point, I realized studying the geology of planets was actually a thing. Weirdly enough, at age 14, I decided I wanted to become a planetary geologist, and that’s what I did.”
Ellen Stofan, who will become the first female director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

“I think people generally did not care. I don’t think that people who were victims would feel particularly supported by going to someone and asking for help, whether that person was in HR or that person was a colleague.”
Journalist Soledad O’Brien on sexual harassment in the news industry

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother.”
Rapper Kanye West

“Thank you Kanye, Very cool!”
President Donald Trump

“In a related story, Trump just made Kanye the new secretary of Dragon Energy.”
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Farmers hanging on … barely

Democrats’ character assassination of Admiral Ronny Jackson

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

School choice movement growing nationwide, surveys indicate overwhelming support by voters

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Donald Trump’s bromance with the French President

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

How depressing is cold weather?

Yeh, they’d try it

 

 

Bill Cosby, teachers and politics, tax cuts, Alzheimer’s, and Never Trumpers…

In case you missed them, here are this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (04/27/18): Bill Cosby’s legacy: From America’s dad to ‘America’s rapist’

Today’s Highly Interesting read (04/26/18): Schools Are Teaching Kids to Use Their Body, Not Their Mind, To Affect Politics

Today’s highly interesting read (04/25/18): Tax cuts are working for Wisconsin

UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (12/27/17): Waiting for Alzheimer’s

Today’s highly interesting read (04/24/18): What mayors can do to save their cities

Today’s highly interesting read (04/23/18): Never Trumpers’ Whining About Principles Was Just An Act

A day without illegal immigrants

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Now imagine, as the blog title suggested, a day without illegal immigrants.

Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo wrote about it in 2006.

If illegal aliens stayed home—in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, and 100 other countries—the Border Patrol would have 3,500 fewer apprehensions (of the 12,000 who try each day).

Colorado taxpayers would save almost $3,000,000 in one day if illegals do not access any public services, because illegal aliens cost the state over $1 billion annually according to the best estimates.

And there’s more that you can read here.

Also:

Our screwed up immigration system favors illegal vs. legal immigrants

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (04/28/18)

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:   Mainly sunny.  High of 49.  “C”

SUNDAY
:  Sunny. High of 60.  “A”

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

I hate winter – every single thing about it.  I hate cold, snow, ice, having to wear five layers to be comfortable, high electric bills, salt stains on my dark clothes, and when it’s dark by 4:30 in the “afternoon.”  There is but one small redeeming characteristic of winter:  I have no allergies to deal with.

The 2017-2018 winter season has been odd.  We did have an actual shut-the-city-down Snow Day in February, then some mild days and then pummeled again in APRIL!  It’s been frustrating to be teased with a decent day or two and then Mother Nature laughs at us.  Despite this, I must admit I’d rather take a daily OTC antihistamine and decongestant than don boots, gloves, earmuffs and a scarf just to run to the mailbox.  (It seems like our area of Wisconsin will be lucky for the rest of our spring.)

Kevin and Kyla are fortunate that they don’t have to battle sneezing, itchy & watery eyes, and congestion.  With any luck, our future dog will be as lucky as they are.  “Wait… what?  You’re saying DOGS can have allergies too?”  Oh yes they can.  And they can be just as annoying for them as they are for their human counterparts.

If you have noticed the family pooch scratching more, or sneezing uncontrollably then chances are he/she is suffering from seasonal allergies.   Fortunately there are ways to cope just like there are for humans.  Antihistamines are a possible source of relief with the guidance of your veterinarian.

It might seem hard to believe that a warm spring & summer truly are just around the corner.  But before you know it, those little tree buds will show and bits of daffodils will peek their heads out of the ground.  Quickly following will be the first symptoms of the Sneezin’ Season.

This year if you are itching & scratching, rubbing your eyes, sneezing and dealing with a raspy voice and scratchy throat; please don’t dismiss your dog may be suffering the same ways you are.  Get Fido some help so that your entire family can enjoy the great outdoors this all-too-short spring and summer season!
—-Jennifer Fischer

Thanks Jennifer!

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

Congress doesn’t want you to eat your dog or cat.

Bomb-sniffing dog show: TSA demos talented K9s at BWI.

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend.

Can my dog get me sick?

Abandoned dog with one eye undergoes incredible transformation.

A blind dachshund and his seeing-eye dog were adopted in Virginia, but their journey might not be over.

Dog who ‘doesn’t know he’s deformed’ finds true love after years of neglect.

This Dog Camera Watches Your Pup When You’re Not Home And Even Dispenses Treats.

THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.

HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK.

Last Saturday Lt. Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State patrol responded to a call of a loose goat & dog walking together on Hwy. 61 near Hastings. Passing motorists had contained the duo to keep them safe. Lt. Shank kept the two pals company until the Humane Society showed up.

The State Patrol handed over the animals to Kathi Pelnar, an animal control officer for several Washington County municipalities.

Pelnar put the docile duo in her back seat. The goat didn’t need a leash, Pelnar said, because it followed the dog willingly into the car.

Pelnar said she’s picked up plenty of dogs before, along with sheep, goats and pigs, but never an interspecies bonded pair.

She dropped them off at the Woodbury Animal Humane Society, where they spent the night. She was hopeful for an outcome that would keep the pals together, she said.

Luckily, the dog was familiar to shelter staff, Pelnar said, and the animals’ owner picked them up Sunday.

“They just wanted to go for a walkabout,” Pelnar said. “It was nice weather.”


Photos: Minnesota State Patrol

We close as we always do with our closing video.

Have you ever wondered how your dog would respond if that road takes a dangerous turn? Would your dog defend you tooth and nail from a home intruder? Or turn tail and fly out the door?

A news crew recently tested that very idea. For the experiment,  “Inside Edition” used an actor to stage a violent home invasion. In each case, a human is alone with their dog — and suddenly a man in black rushes inside, appearing to attack the homeowner.

And one more video from Rocky Kanaka.

Kanaka is an Emmy Nominated TV host, entrepreneur and Pet Rescue Advocate. Rocky started working with pets over a decade ago when his passion for healthy foods carried over to his pets. As a pet chef Rocky’s business The Dog Bakery ships healthy fresh baked dog cakes and treats nationwide. When Rocky is not traveling the nation helping homeless pets you can often find him in one of his Los Angeles bakeries working on new recipes your dog is sure to love.

Rocky spends a large amount of his time focusing on philanthropy. Rocky can currently be seen on The CW’s Hidden Heroes and on his new YouTube series DOGS DAY OUT.

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!

Beaux Tox, a 6-year-old Labrador Retriever, had been neglected for five years in a Texas backyard until April 2017, when Jamie Hulit adopted him.