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: Showers in the morning, partly cloudy in the afternoon. High of 44. “D”
SUNDAY: Occasional rain with some snow mixing in the afternoon. Could see an inch with another inch possible in the evening. High of 38. “F”
This week, a guest blog from the Guardian that has published a lengthy piece on, are you ready for this? Pet psychics.
Is that crazy or what?
Or maybe not.
The article begins:
Shira Plotzker did not set out to become a pet psychic. It just sort of happened. She was sitting at home in Nyack, New York, watching the animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick on TV.
Suddenly, the dog that was talking to Fitzpatrick started talking to her. “He told me he thought it was a lot of fun to be on TV! And he was very proud of himself for doing so good.”
Realizing she had abruptly developed the ability to communicate with animals, Plotzker expanded her existing psychic business to cater to pets.
Fifteen or so years later, business is booming.
Read the entire piece here.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
A Mineral Point dog with birth defects travels around Wisconsin teaching kids empathy and tolerance.
New digital pet license tags could reunite animals, owners faster.
Duke researchers are attempting to build an artificial “robot nose” device that officers could use instead of sniffing dogs.
Ella is a hero. Read why.
Bella is #1.
Dog accused of…a hate crime?
He Befriended 4,000 Dogs to Get Their Side of the Story.
Italian Ikea Store Opens Doors To Stray Dogs.
Britain’s fattest dog is so massive, he doesn’t fit in a kennel.
Little Dog Stuck in Pipe for Nearly 24 Hours, Video Shows Rescue and Dramatic Reunion With Owners.
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK.
Karen Atkinson, of Marin, searches for human remains with her cadaver dog, Echo, in a van destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Photo: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
We close as we always do with our closing video.
Unhealthy air caused by smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County in California is affecting pets as well as people. From KGO-TV in San Francisco…
That’s it for this week.
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See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!