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: Morning clouds. Afternoon sun. High of 65. “A”
SUNDAY: Cloudy. High of 67. “A”
Now, here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer, with this week’s main blog.
A friend of ours was on her way to her car to go to work Tuesday when suddenly, almost out of nowhere, a neighbor’s dog jumped and bit her on the left arm near the wrist. The injury required immediate medical attention, a thorough cleaning, and some antibiotics.
Our daughter Kyla immediately went to work.
Kyla’s advice? “Take 3 nice big deep breaths, make a wish to feel better and eat some ice cream!”
Our friend is OK but is not alone as a statistic.
Here are some key points from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Canine Research Council, and the National safety Council:
Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year.
900,000 of those bites become infected.
The U.S. population is approximately 325.8 million people as of 2017. That means a dog bites 1 out of every 72 people.
Over 60 different kinds of bacteria have been found in dog mouths, but only a handful of these germs can make you sick.
Dog bites can cause diseases.
You have a 1 in 112,400 chance of dying from a dog bite or strike.
Tis the season. As the weather warms up, the dog bites increase.
The CDC has lots of information about prevention.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Someone wrote ‘free’ on a dog in permanent marker, then abandoned it.
5,000 military dogs went to Vietnam; only a handful came back. Now there is a memorial to honor them.
Cancer survivor, dog find lost golf balls for charity.
Zeus the Wonder Dog saved my mother.
The secret life of pups: What goes on at dog day care.
Distended Cheshire dachshund deflated by vets.
The best breeds for apartment living.
Why do dogs dig holes?
Gender reveal parties are passé. Enter this party.
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK.
A dog stranded on a roof in Wells, Maine was pawsitively grateful to the firefighter who rescued him, showing his appreciation by giving the first responder thank you kisses.
Wells police said the dog managed to get on the roof of the home over the weekend through an open window on the second floor. Authorities received several calls reporting the stranded dog and one worried onlooker stood guard near the house until first responders arrived.
When firefighters and police arrived, Capt. Jeff Nawfel of the Wells Fire Department climbed a ladder to reach the dog and coaxed the pooch back into the home, but not before the canine thanked him with a few wet kisses.
Officer Steve McDonald captured the sweet moment in a now-viral photo.
We close as we always do with our closing video. We have a few.
Roman McConn is a very good boy.
Next, a local canine is a celebrity…
AND one more video.
That’s it for this week.
Thanks for stopping by.
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See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!