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: Cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain is 60%. High of 79. Tough to call. We’ll give it…“B”
SUNDAY: Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High of 84. “B”
Now, here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer, with this week’s main blog.
Here we go again… my Dog Geek side is showing. Yep, another scientific study offering an additional glimpse of canine minds. While I will admit I’m not terribly surprised by the findings of this recent exploration, it reaffirms how we intuitively interact with our pups.
I don’t know a dog owner out there who would dream of coming home after a long day at work and NOT greeting their dog with love & affection. How can you be apart from your fur baby for eight-plus hours, walk in the door, and start reading your mail? You know you’re waiting for that wagging tail as much as it was waiting for you all day!
Moreover, I can’t imagine a pet parent who would arrive home and simply give Fido a quick pat on the head without saying a word to him. Of course you’ll engage your furry friend in some meaningful conversation (perhaps even before you greet your human significant other!)
Coming home after a day at work and greeting your dog with affection and loving words seems like a no-brainer. You might even wonder why this particular study was conducted. Personally I think these research projects validate our animal interactions. Since we’ll never be able to truly talk to them, it’s nice to know that we’re on the right track.
Read about the study here, and feel free to leave a comment!
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
More dogs being poisoned by marijuana, vets say.
Dog Owner Warns Others of Saltwater Poisoning after beloved Lab dies after Florida beach visit.
New Study Suggests Illness Can Pass from Dogs to Humans and affect pregnancy.
Dog heart disease linked to food, FDA says.
Zsa Zsa, winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest, has died.
Dog Walking is good for you. Provided you do it.
Plane crew comes to rescue of dog with oxygen mask for flight.
Dogs steal mail carrier’s lunch, then their apology note goes viral.
Willem Dafoe Boards Disney’s Dog Sled Movie ‘Togo.’
Barking Lot update: D-backs honor dog attacked by rattlesnake on Anthem hike.
Let your furry friend help We Energies raise awareness about safe digging.
Smiles Guaranteed! Watch a Lost Dog Dance with Delight after reuniting with owner.
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK.
met the President of Ireland Michael Higgins, his wife and their Bernese Mountain Dogs on the second day of their whirlwind tour. Photo: The Daily Mail
We close as we always do with our closing video. And we have a few.
First, thank goodness this guy came along. From Oklahoma City…
Closer to home, OH NO!
And finally, Dogs Use 19 Signals to Tell Us What They Want…
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!
If it feels like dogs are taking over Oak Creek — they are. And, your pooch can join the pack. Dog Day at Drexel Town Square, 361 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek, runs July 13-14. There will be vendors, demonstrations and a doggy costume contest. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14. For more information, visit bit.ly/drexeldogday.