The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (06/09/18)

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:   UPDATED: Mostly cloudy. High of 67.  “A”

  UPDATED: Periods of rain. 90% chance of rain, about half an inch. High of  64.  “F”

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

Not long ago, I blogged some information about what veterinarians want you to know about your pet’s food.

I find the gazillion-dollar-a-year pet food industry almost unbelievable.  I don’t fault pet owners for wanting the best nutrition for their entire family, dog included.  I’m sure there are times the dogs eat better than their owners!  As I mentioned in that previous blog, our dogs ate very average, off-the-shelf food.  That was just what we did.  Of course, we weren’t exactly an organic, gluten-free, grass-fed sort of family ourselves.

Food & diets are so trendy now… there’s a plethora of cookbooks for every whim; what is the perfect plate this week could possibly poison you next week.  I don’t try to keep up and I don’t try to eat something because a celebrity says I should.  I stick to the basics and make sure to eat as many fruits and veggies as possible.  That’s the extent of my “regimen.”

I understand if your pup has a certain allergy or simply doesn’t like the taste of a particular food.  In that respect they are just like humans.  However, I refuse to succumb to fancy labels, famous-name endorsements or scare tactics.  When we get a dog I’ll do my research on food but I’m not going to go overboard.  Maybe I can start a counter-trend and just use my good senses.
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks Jennifer!

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

Could ‘dog flu’ be the next pandemic?

No, Killer Dog Flu Is Not the Next Human Pandemic.

Maine-made tick repellent apparel spreads nationwide.

After adoption drama separated them, Blind Dog and Guide Dog BFFs finally find home together.

Team gets a call to rescue a 5-year-old, 120 pound dog named Kato.

This 35-year-old is traveling America in an RV making up to $1,000 a week — thanks to a dog-walking app.

America’s Most Popular Dog Breeds…here.

I Cook Food For My Dog every single day.

Haven’t had one of these in a long time…naughty dog!



This week the Orleans (Massachusetts) Fire-Rescue Department said in a Facebook post that they spotted Finn the dog chasing an ambulance.

“We appreciate his help directing traffic around a scene while our crew worked,” the post read.

They rewarded Finn by appointing him honorary fire dog and gave him a ride in the fire car.

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Animal Trainer Hans Klose, left, and his trapeze-artist girlfriend, Colleen Pages, put on a performance with pigs and dogs, including standard poodles, at Circus World in Baraboo.
Photo: BELEN MARKOVICH/Dells Events.

The Hans Klose Circus Act with Pigs & Poodles takes place at Circus World, 550 Water St., Baraboo, Wisconsin at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily until Sept. 4. The price of $20 includes all the museum buildings, live shows, tours and demonstrations.

We close as we always do with our closing video.

From a nearby suburb…

And a BARKING LOT update…

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!

World Dog Expo in New Jersey Meadowlands this weekend

One thought on “The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (06/09/18)

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