Culinary no-no #639

THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FOOD BLOGS, BUT ONLY ONE CULINARY NO-NO!

 

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A January survey of more than 1,200 people finds that most (60%) Americans say they are planning to watch the Super Bowl on February 2.  The survey was conducted by You Gov,  an international research data and analytics group. And what will Super Bowl watchers be snacking on?

Let’s review the top ten most popular, starting with #10.

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Ice cream

#9.

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Tacos

#8

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Meatballs

#7

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Beef sliders

#6

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Cookies

#5

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#4

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Nachos

#3

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Pizza

#2

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Chicken wings

#1

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Chips and dip

Naturally there all kinds of polls and surveys and studies about what football fans love to devour on Super Bowl Sunday. However there appears to be some level of consistency when it comes to favorites: Chili, nachos, subs, wings, pizza, chips, dip, salsa, guacamole, etc.

Now comes a new study that breaks down which Super Bowl food is the most popular in each state. Bid on Equipment performed the research. Data  was collected from Google search volume and a 1,200-person national survey. The average respondent age was 37.

The survey found that across America…

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The seven layer dip came in just ahead of…

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The buffalo chicken dip in popularity.

So, what is, according to this survey, the most popular Super Bowl Food in the badger State?

Wings?

Nachos?

Chili?

Dips?

Cheese curds?

Brats?

Pizza?

Veggie Platters?

Subs?

Nope.

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Cocktail wieners.

Not to be confused with…

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We’re talkin’…

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The ones you jab toothpicks into.

Nothing wrong with these weenies. They’re Super Bowl favorites in eleven states, not just here. I love ’em. And granted, they’re cheap and easy.

But I can’t imagine hearty Wisconsinites dreaming on their way to a party, “Gee, I sure hope they have those little weenies and sauce!”

I think this survey is, well…junk.

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CULINARY NO-NO BONUS

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Has popular music gotten better or worse?

You tell me. The Grammy Awards will be presented tonight. We’ve done this with the Oscars but never with the Grammy Awards. Let’s look at the Grammy winners for Record of the Year starting with 1960 and work our way up to the present by checking every five years.

1960: “Mack the Knife” – Bobby Darin

1965: “The Girl from Ipanema”  – Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz

1970: “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In” – The 5th Dimension

1975: “I Honestly Love You” – Olivia Newton – John

1980: “What a Fool Believes” – The Doobie Brothers

1985: “What’s Love Got to Do with It” – Tina Turner

1990: “Wind Beneath My wings” – Bette Midler

1995: “All I Wanna Do” – Sheryl Crow

2000: “Smooth” – Santana featuring Rob Thomas

2005: “Here we Go Again” – Ray Charles and Norah Jones

2010: “Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon

2015: “Stay With Me” (Dark child version) – Sam Smith

2020 Nominees:

  • HEY, MA
    Bon Iver
  • BAD GUY
    Billie Eilish
  • 7 RINGS
    Ariana Grande
  • HARD PLACE
    H.E.R.
  • TALK
    Khalid
  • OLD TOWN ROAD
    Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • TRUTH HURTS
    Lizzo
  • SUNFLOWER
    Post Malone & Swae Lee

 

Photos of the Week (01/26/20)

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A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Gun rights advocates and militia members attend a rally in Richmond, Virginia, January 20, 2020. More than 22,000 armed gun-rights activists peacefully filled the streets around Virginia’s capitol building to protest gun-control legislation making its way through the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature.  Photo: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

2) A militia member brandishes a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle at the start of a rally by gun rights advocates and militia members near Virginia’s Capitol, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

3) President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

4) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the 47th March For Life rally on the National Mall, January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Right to Life Campaign held its annual March For Life rally and march to the U.S. Supreme Court protesting the high court’s 1973 Roe V. Wade decision making abortion legal. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

5) Pro-life demonstrators listen to US President Donald Trump as he speaks at the 47th annual “March for Life” in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2020. – Trump is the first US president to address in person the country’s biggest annual gathering of anti-abortion campaigners.  (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

6) March for Life attendees carry a sign at the 47th annual event. Photo: WTOP/Kate Ryan

7) A mother and daughter attend the annual March For Life in Washington. Photo: March For Life

8) Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for his sexual assault trial in Manhattan. Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

9) Actress Annabella Sciorra is cross-examined by lawyer Donna Rotunno as film producer Harvey Weinstein looks on during his sexual assault trial at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. Photo: REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

10) Members of a health team get ready to apply health measures and procedures against a new virus outbreak, after passengers landed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport on a southern airlines flight from Wuhan, China. Photo: AFP

11) A woman sits on a broken bed with her family dog on the floor of a burnt-out house as people search for their belongings after a fire broke out in a slum in Karachi, Pakistan, Jan. 22, 2020. Photo: Reuters

12) Gov. Tony Evers delivers his State of the State Address Wednesday in the Assembly Chambers at the state Capitol. Photo:

13) Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch visits with attendees of a meeting of the Republican Women of Southeast Wisconsin at a home in Kenosha on Tuesday. During the meeting, Kleefisch indicated she is likely to pursue public office in the coming years, but did not indicate specifically what position she might run for. Former Gov. Scott Walker has publicly stated that he hopes she replaces Gov. Tony Evers after the 2022 election. Photo: ADAM ROGAN, Racine  Journal Times

14) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket engine self-destructs after jettisoning the Crew Dragon astronaut capsule during an in-flight abort test—a key milestone before flying humans in 2020 under NASA’s commercial crew program—following lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 19, 2020. Photo: Joe Rimkus Jr / Reuters

15) The Rottweil Test Tower, an 800-foot-tall elevator test tower built and operated by Thyssenkrupp, stands in Rottweil, Germany, on January 21, 2020. Photo: Michaela Rehle / Reuters

16) No this is not Lake Michigan. Muddy water from the Yarkon River flows into the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 22, 2020. Photo: Oded Balilty / AP

17) A koala licks rainwater off a road near Moree, New South Wales, Australia. Photo: Pamela Schramm/via REUTERS

18) Itza, one of 17 rescued tigers and lions from Guatemala circuses, is released at the Animal Defenders International Wildlife Sanctuary in Winburg, South Africa. Another look. Photos: AP and Reuters

19) Janine Davies, who set up Shoalhaven Bat Clinic, a care center for flying foxes, in her home, holds a baby grey-headed flying fox in Bomaderry, Australia, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Angie Teo / Reuters

20) A horseman jumps over a bonfire in the village of San Bartolomé de Pinares in the province of Avila in central Spain, during the opening of the traditional religious Las Luminarias festival in honor of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony), patron saint of animals, on January 16, 2020.  Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP / Getty

21) A bunny is held by its owner during celebrations on the day of Spain’s patron saint of animals, Saint Anthony, outside San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain, on January 17, 2020. Photo: Susana Vera / Reuters

22) A lemur perches on the shoulder of an Anadolu Agency cameraman who is shooting a video of the ring-tailed lemurs at Wildlife Park in Izmir, Turkey, on January 17, 2020. Photo: Halil Fidan / Anadolu Agency / Getty

23) A newborn giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) sticks out his tongue while sitting on his mother, Zenobia, in their enclosure at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, on January 22, 2020.  Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP / Getty

24) Austria’s Daniel Bacher performs during the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Ski Slopestyle at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Leysin Park in Leysin, Switzerland, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Simon Bruty for OIS / IOC Handout via Reuters

25) Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton throws down a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets in the first NBA game ever played in Paris. Photo: Associated Press

26) Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo puts down a one-handed slam as Cody Zeller of the Hornets looks on during the game in Paris. The Bucks won, 116-103. Photo: JULIEN DE ROSA, European Press Agency

27) People watch with little emotion as the 49ers roll over the Packers in the first half of the NFC Championship Game last Sunday.  Photo by Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

28) Paige Hoeffert (from left) of Wauwatosa, Katie Leinenkugel of Milwaukee and Meredith Settler of Wauwatosa can’t believe it as the 49ers score in the first half yet again as they watch the Packers play the San Francisco 49ers on TV at Red Star on North Old World 3rd Street in Milwaukee. Photo by Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

29) A Packers fan watches stunned as the 49ers score again in a 37-20 rout. Photo by Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

My bold Grammy Award prediction

SEE UPDATE BELOW

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The Grammy Awards are on tonight. We’ll not be watching. I think there’s a “Columbo” rerun on. Won’t be wasting our time on the recording industry’s best (?)

Look, I have no idea who the vast majority of the nominees or their recordings are. And I must say I’m rather proud of that.

But if I was a betting man (and by golly I am) I would express with great confidence the winner in one category in particular. That would be category #56.

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

The nominees are:

  • BEASTIE BOYS BOOK
    (Various Artists)
    Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
  • BECOMING
    Michelle Obama
  • I.V. CATATONIA: 20 YEARS AS A TWO-TIME CANCER SURVIVOR
    Eric Alexandrakis
  • MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
    John Waters
  • SEKOU ANDREWS & THE STRING THEORY
    Sekou Andrews (& The String Theory)

And the winner is…

Can there be any doubt?

UPDATE: I was right.

Here’s a brief nauseating clip from the award winner that the judges obviously swooned over.

Week-ends (01/25/20)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

These officers

John Meade

Michelle Ungerman Christensen

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Harvey Weinstein

George Stephanopoulos

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“To all the women here today, your devotion and your leadership uplifts our entire nation and we thank you for that. The tens of thousands of Americans gathered today not only stand for life – it’s really here that they stand for it so proudly together. And I want to thank everybody for that. You stand for life each and every day. You provide housing, education, jobs, and medical care to the women that you serve. You find loving families for children in need of a forever home. You host baby showers for expecting moms. You make – you just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace.

“And to all the moms here today, we celebrate you and we declare that mothers are heroes. [applause] Your strength, devotion, and drive is what powers our nation. Because of you, our country has been blessed with amazing souls who have changed the course of human history.

“We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve. The dreams they will imagine. The masterpieces they will create. The discoveries they will make. But we know this: every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting.”
President Trump at The March For Life

“Vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike.”
According to CBS News, an unnamed source close to the president warned GOP Senators on impeachment

“The Articles of Impeachment now before the Senate are an affront to the Constitution and to our democratic institutions. The Articles themselves—and the rigged process that brought them here—are a brazenly political act by House Democrats that must be rejected. They debase the grave power of impeachment and disdain the solemn responsibility that power entails. Anyone having the most basic respect for the sovereign will of the American people would shudder at the enormity of casting a vote to impeach a duly elected President.

“It is a constitutional travesty. House Democrats were determined from the outset to find some way — any way — to corrupt the extraordinary power of impeachment for use as a political tool to overturn the result of the 2016 election and to interfere in the 2020 election. All of that is a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn.”
In a 110-page brief, President Donald Trump’s legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong,” urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy.” The lawyers decried the impeachment process as rigged and insisted that abuse of power was not a crime.

“The Democratic Party may be shocked to hear this, but we live in a country where citizens say who gets an elected position, not a political party. The 2016 election proved that democratic principles are alive and well when then-candidate Trump beat Hillary Clinton. The left has never been able to accept the defeat. The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Trump, but over what? Hurt feelings? The Democratic Party is trying to stifle the First Amendment rights of American citizens.

“Trump’s reelection opportunity is in approximately nine and a half months. Yet, Democrats voted to impeach the president. A sure sign that they think he will win a second term.

“Please make no mistake about it: Democrats hate our system of voting. They want to ultimately get rid of it and be the ones who choose the president through the popular vote since large liberal cities are primarily Democratic voters.”
John Dempsey, a columnist for therightfield.com

“I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president’s counsel, in equal terms, to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body…avoid speaking in a manner and using language that is not conducive to civil discourse.”
At the impeachment trial Chief Justice John Roberts admonished House prosecutors and Trump’s defense team for using language that was “not conducive to civil discourse.” Roberts’ comments came around 1 a.m. Wednesday after an impeachment manager, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, charged that the White House lawyers were lying.

“Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done.”
Hillary Clinton referring to Bernie Sanders

“My focus today is on a monumental moment in American history: the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.”
Sanders’ response to Hillary

“What makes the broader ‘Believe All Women’ movement even harder to take seriously is their strange penchant for choosing women who are proven liars to stand as proof that women cannot possibly lie. The ultimate example of such an oxymoronic beacon of truth is Elizabeth Warren, who has been trying to stir the wave of ‘Believe All Women’ into a tsunami, with Bernie Sanders’ campaign in her sights.

“Let’s try and return to a world where honesty is judged based on evidence and history of character, rather than whether or not the accuser has a vagina and the accused has a penis.”
Ian G. Haworth is a political commentator who writes for The Daily Wire, The Federalist, and the Times of Israel

“The man seated on that side of the courtroom, despite what your eyes are looking at, is not a harmless old man.”
Harvey Weinstein, 67, was portrayed as a “sexual predator and a rapist” by Assistant District Attorney Meghan Hast during opening statements at his rape and sexual assault trial in Manhattan. Hast told the jury Weinstein is a sex fiend who exploited his power as a movie mogul to prey on aspiring actresses.

“In the coming days, I will be signing an executive order to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission who will draw The People’s Maps. Our nonpartisan redistricting commission will consist of the people of our state—not elected officials, not lobbyists, not high-paid consultants. The People’s Maps Commission will visit every congressional district, hear directly from folks across our state, and draw fair, impartial maps for the Legislature to take up next year. I believe, and Wisconsinites do, too, that people should get to choose their elected officials, not the other way around. So, when The People’s Maps are presented to the Legislature next year, I hope they will receive unanimous, bipartisan support.”
WI Gov. Evers in his State of the State address

“I think the governor just proposed something that’s completely unconstitutional. It’s still the responsibility of the Legislature to draw the maps every 10 years based on the census … the Legislature has to draw the maps whether he likes it or not.”
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau after Evers’ speech

“He will go through some kind of Rube Goldberg process. He doesn’t get to draw them. That’s not in the (state) constitution. He can form whatever kind of fake, phony, partisan process he wants to create, but I have no doubt in the end we will do it the way we always have, which is to follow the constitution.”
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester also rejected Evers’ call for nonpartisan redistricting

“Governor Evers proved again tonight that he has no shortage of ideas on how to spend your tax dollars but zero ideas on how to strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce, grow private-sector wages, or lessen the tax burden on Wisconsin families.

“Program after program, commission after commission, panel after panel…It is clear that Governor Evers thinks more government is the solution to all of our problems. I believe that individuals, not government, should control their destiny.

“This is the very time when we should be inviting our over-taxed neighbors to the south to join our strong, thriving economy. Instead,we have a governor who is searching for every opportunity possible to expand government and cater to Madison special interests.”
State Senator Dave Craig responding to Evers’ speech

“Gov. Evers made it clear during the past year that he is largely disinterested in running the state and would rather hand off responsibilities to the liberal activists who staff his office. As a result, he didn’t accomplish much of anything for Wisconsin. Instead, the Evers administration went out of its way to circumvent open records laws, actively suppress votes in the 7th Congressional District, and veto legislation that would have protected the unborn. Gov. Evers was relegated to the sidelines where he spent his time calling Republican legislators names.

“When Gov. Tony Evers proposed more than $1 billion dollars in tax increases, legislative Republicans held the line on Evers’ radical agenda and passed a conservative budget. The Republican budget cut taxes for hardworking Wisconsin families, made record investments in education and made improvements in infrastructure without raising the gas tax. It passed without a single Democrat vote in the legislature.”
The Republican Party of Wisconsin

“We knew they were going to try to run the football, and they absolutely got after us in the run game. But one thing I can say about our team, these guys are a bunch of fighters, and you don’t always get that when you’re down 27-0. These guys kept battling, and I can’t tell you how much that means to myself, our staff … these guys care about one another. That’s why it hurts so bad, because we’ve accomplished a lot of great things this season and ultimately, at the end of the year only one team is going to be happy.”
Packer coach Matt LaFleur after Green Bay lost to San Francisco in the NFC Championship 37-20

“The window is open for us, and I think we’re going to be on the right side of one of these soon. I wouldn’t say this was our most talented team, but neither was 2010 (when the Packers won the Super Bowl). We just found a way. And we found a way a lot this year.”
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers expressed confidence that the Packers would be strong again next season

“(Aaron Rodgers) can still sling the ball. He can still create when plays break down. He can still throw darts while on the move. But Green Bay’s loss showed that Rodgers, the quarterback of the Packers, is at a stage in his career where he needs more help if he wants to win another Super Bowl. ‘It definitely hurts a little more than it does earlier in your career, just because you realize just how difficult it is to get to this spot,’ Rodgers said after the game. He’s not wrong. Rodgers is now 36 and will enter his 16th season next year. He’s no longer at the level where he can carry a team all on his own, like, say, Patrick Mahomes can. The Packers aren’t far off from a Super Bowl. But this showed that another offensive weapon or two and defensive improvement is a necessity to get there.”
Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

In a lawless stretch of Mexico, child soldiers as young as 6 are being drafted to fight crime

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Hypocritical ‘News’ Media Have Done a Complete Flip-Flop on Impeachment

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

VA’s Pro-Gun Rights Rally

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Grandpa forgot something. Did he ever!

Trump polling; The March For Life; weak impeachment; WI property taxpayers; and MLK

Here are this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (01/24/20): Why We Shouldn’t Believe Polling About Trump

Today’s highly interesting read (01/23/20): The March for Life is the true women’s march

Today’s highly interesting read (01/22/20): WI property taxpayers could use some relief

Today’s highly interesting read (01/21/20): Pelosi Knows Impeachment Is Weak

Today’s highly interesting read (01/20/20): MLK

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (01/25/20)

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 with snow showers mainly this morning. Some rain may mix in. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Chance of snow is 40%. “F”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy skies. High around 35. “D”

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

Recently on my Facebook page I asked folks the following:

Dog owners, we need your help for a future dog blog…Think about this.

Suppose that there was an outbreak of a form of canine influenza in which 12 percent of all of the dogs in the area are expected to contract the disease and die as a result. Now further suppose that there is a vaccine that would reduce the risk of the dog dying from 12 percent to only 2 percent. This vaccine would only be effective for a year. How much (from $5 to $3000) would the dog owner be willing to pay to get this treatment?

Please private message me (ASAP) your response and even a comment if you’d like. We won’t mention you. It will all be anonymous.

Why this particular question? A team of researchers headed by Deven Carlson of the University of Oklahoma attempted to determine the financial value of our pet dogs. We know that dog owners place a high value based on what they pay to feed and take care of their pets (Households in the USA spend about $70 billion annually on pets. Dogs, the most common pet, can be found in nearly half of American households.)

The question is can we pinpoint an actual value amount. Granted. You’re asking people “How much are you willing to pay for a life?” So it’s difficult.

The study is entitled:

Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life

The value of statistical dog life or VSDL as the researchers call it is rather important, and not just because we’re talking about a precious dog. Estimating a VSDL can be helpful in determining legal awards in wrongful death cases and in property divisions in divorce settlements where joint custody of dogs is not feasible.

In order to calculate the VSDL the researchers conducted a national sample of 4,682 dog owners (where the dogs were primarily pets as opposed to guides, breeders, or guards) who were asked willingness-to-pay for a vaccine that would reduce the risk of canine flu. Again, the question was how much (from $5 to $3000) would the dog owner be willing to pay to get this treatment?

Before we divulge what the study finding was let’s see some of the responses I got from readers.

“I would definitely be on top of the vaccine. It is so hard to put a dollar amount on what I would spend for the vaccine. My questions would be why is it so expensive if it were in fact $$$. I would only be able to spend within my means. And if I couldn’t afford it, my dogs would stay in the house! Pee pads would do the job!”

Another proud pet owner answered that it all depends. His dog is currently in the middle of cardiac “treatment” at $150/month.

If your pup (like his) is fairly social but with known friends in a controlled environment the amount comes off of the $3k. If she’s outside, dog parks, lots of unfamiliar dogs and people the number stays high. If she’s at home all the time and doesn’t much interact with other dogs…. low risk, low dollar.

“The routine stuff doesn’t present financial dilemmas. It’s bloat surgery, cancer, hit by car, heart problems, swallowed a car… stuff like that. Believe me, I know. One dog (of his)  died during spaying by reaction to anesthiesa; one had Immune Mediated Hemoylitic Anemia twice then had congestive heart failure. Now (his dog) has heart failure (controlled). Just like a kid, you do what you can.”

He’s right. It does depend. Those researchers had to consider various factors that influenced the answers they got, including the dog’s age and life expectancy, which all depends on size, breed, etc.

Another owner was willing to put an exact dollar figure to the question.

“I would do $1000. Anymore than that and I probably would need a part time job.”

So, are you ready? What did the researchers in Oklahoma finally come up with? What is the value of a dog’s life?

The value is in the range of $5000 to $9000. If you add in the emotional attachment a dog has to a family the value goes up another $1,000. That places the top limit on the monetary value of a dog at about $10,000.

Too high? Not high enough? Does it all depend?

“Although we have confidence in our estimate,  it is only a first estimate,” the researchers concluded. This study, the first of its kind, will no doubt lead to even more.
—-Jennifer Fischer

Thanks Jennifer!

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

Mama dog found on side of road pulling crate filled with her puppies.

NJ woman who claimed PetSmart groomers killed her dog is apologizing.

How a dog named Bentley helped a young dancer heal from the abuse of the former physician Larry Nassar.

Close to home, Camp Bow Wow, a doggy day camp and boarding business, is opening in Oak Creek.

This North Texas business owner is eating nothing but dog food for 30 days.

A cyclist carries a dog to safety on his back after finding the abandoned pooch dehydrated in the middle of a road.

In Wisconsin it’s…

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The American Water Spaniel. In West Virginia, there’s an effort to make ‘Shelter Dogs’ the State Dog. Meanwhile in New Jersey

Disney is ‘great training experience’ for this adorable service dog.

THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.

HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK.

A dog  once considered too “weird”-looking to find a home has now done just that, thanks to the Internet. The 4-year old husky was dropped off at the Husky House in Matawan, N.J., a few years ago. A breeder apparently “felt they just couldn’t sell her.”

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Before the dog was adopted The Husky House posted this on their Facebook page:

My name is Jubilee. I’m a 4 year old female husky who has been with Husky House for a long time. I came from a “breeder” who couldn’t sell me because he said I was “weird” looking. Huskies are majestic looking dogs and I don’t know why I don’t look like them.

I wish I was beautiful so someone would want me to be their dog.

I like other dogs, but I don’t like cats. I love people, but I’m a little shy because people mostly laugh at the way I look.

Doesn’t anyone want a funny looking husky? I wish I had a family of my own who could love me even though I’m not pretty.

Well you know what happened. Jubilee became a viral celebrity, and after a quick trip to the salon…

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She joined a loving family.

Also this week…

We close as we always do with our closing video and we have a few.

First from CBS 58, video showing dog trainer slamming crate door on deaf dog causing outrage.

Your dog or your home? Disabled Ohio veteran forced to make tough choice. Watch.

Next, to the rescue in nearby Glendale.

Dog becomes lost during WAG! walk, so owner brings in scent-tracking dogs to locate her. Watch the video in this article.

This is nice. Really nice. Police in Pasco, Washington, turned a rescue pup with an inoperable tumor into a dashing police K9. Take a look. Just click the play button.

Eddie was sworn in. Click here, then scroll down for the video of the brief ceremony as Eddie took his oath. Volume up!

In Fargo, ND, a brewing company is using its beer cans for a good cause…

And one more. Meet the bilingual counting dog from Michigan at ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions.

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!

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