The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (05/25/19)

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 FORECASTWe grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  Wake up to cloudy skies after overnight storms. Becoming partly cloudy early this afternoon. Temps will rise all day. High of 81.  “A”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy skies early, then partial clearing. A stray shower or storm is possible. High of 67.  “B”

MEMORIAL DAY: Rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High of 69. “D”

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

Last Saturday I was jealous of Kevin.

While I was home on a day that looked like skies would open any second to torrential rains, he was the emcee for the fourth year in a row for the Armed Forces Challenge held at St. John’s Military Academy.

Teams composed of senior and junior men and women compete to help our vets. Teams consist of those who are in military academies, to first responders, to ROTC and everything in between. They compete in events like the sniper crawl.

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And the tire toss.

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The whole idea is to raise funds to support veterans of the United States Armed Services to help them and/or their families.

I mention my jealousy because Kevin came home and proceeded to torment me by saying he met…

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You’ve probably figured out Piper is the canine in front of Michelle.

As you know Kevin is not particularly fond of dogs and vice versa. 🙂

But Piper took to him immediately.

That oh-so good-looking pooch is with War Dogs Milwaukee, the designated charity for this year’s Armed Forces Challenge.

Their mission is to educate people in the important role dogs have played in the service of wartime.

From the War Dogs Memorial in Menomonee Falls, WI…

War Dogs Milwaukee is 100% run by donations. For a $12 donation you will receive a T-shirt. For a $20 donation you will receive a sweatshirt and for $10 donation you will receive a hat.

Here’s the contact info for War Dogs Milwaukee:
—-Jennifer Fischer

Thanks Jennifer!

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

Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

Hundreds of drug dogs could face an uncertain fate if marijuana is legalized in New York.

Ohio State study identifies pit bulls, mixed breeds as dogs most likely to bite children.

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars.

Dogs can bring neighbors together or divide them further, new research shows.

Dogs Not Welcome: Growing Calls by Muslims To Accommodate Their Hatred Of Dogs.

Wausau’s champion dog musher stages comeback after horrific crash and injuries.

Explosive-sniffing dogs trade ruff life for cushy retirement back home.

Homes Are Rapidly Going To The Dogs.

Are Dogs Really Smiling at Us?

Being a Dog Lover May Be in Your Genes.

Huh? How to name your dog without offending its canine sensibilities.

This Movie Theater Offers Bottomless Wine And Lets You Bring Your Dog.



Rescue Dogs Enjoy Their Own Big Dance With Adorable Puppy Prom.

We close as we always do with our closing video. And we have a few this week.



And check out the video in this story about a dog’s favorite napping spot that had people worried.

Finally, Meatball is on a journey.

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

We’d really appreciate it if you forward this on to other dog lovers you know. Let them have some fun!

See ya, BARK, next Saturday!

United States War Dogs | ... National Cemetery. These Military Working Dogs had just been retired

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