The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (11/17/18)

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 with a 50% chance of snow showers in the morning. High of 33. “F”

  Sunny. High of 32. “D”

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

This week we get serious. And I’m thinking about my hubby.

When he worked at WTMJ Radio he filled in often for Charlie Sykes.

For nearly eight years he filled in for Mark Belling and other WISN talk show hosts.

And while he never did an entire talk show segment on this issue (but did mention it when warranted), he tells me it would be a great topic because it’s filled with emotion.

On the air Kevin would give examples about court proceedings about animal abuse where courtrooms were packed with people wanting swift and strong punishment against the offenders.  Nothing wrong with that.

But in similar cases involving small children those same courtroom seats would be empty.

As much as I adore dogs, and most animals, I believe humans take precedence.

A recent column by the Washington Post reports the passionate love most have for pet dogs doesn’t extend to adult humans.

No one is suggesting we love pets less.  It’s clear given what we spend on them that our love is incapable of being measured. But how can we generally empathize for troubled pets and not empathize at that same level for humans?

Read the Washington Post column here.
—Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer.

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

Man survives deadly California wildfire by hiding in creek with his dog.

These pets survived the Camp Fire — but now rescuers need help finding their owners.

Thousands of Florida greyhounds will need new homes after dog racing ban.

OPINION PIECE: Repay dogs for their military service. Stop the deadly VA canine experiments.

The Chinese did what?

Comfort dog helps students in Beloit read aloud.

REALLY? Reality Check: Your Dog Is Terrible For The Environment.

Can’t Take Your Fancy Dog Hiking in the Country? Hire a Pro.

Dog who begs for Little Caesars pizza is outfitted with ‘don’t feed me pizza’ tag.

COLUMN: Dog lover has to spend Thanksgiving…with a cat?

And speaking of Thanksgiving…



The unbridled joy of dogs catching treats.

We close as we always do with our closing video.

First, Martha McSally (R-AZ) made a video conceding to Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in the Arizona Senate race, but viewers were more enthralled by her dog.

And finally, the game is called “Dog Cheese.”

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Please consider passing this along to other dog lovers you know.

See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!

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