The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (11/06/21)

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Originally written by both my lovely wife, Jennifer and me, this blog brings you the latest news about our furry friends including articles, columns, photos and videos. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:  Sunny. High of 58.  “B”

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy. High of 65. “A”

Dear Miss Manners: I walk almost every day, and I’ve noticed an uptick in entitled dog-walking behavior lately. When I encounter people walking their dogs, they do not move over to the right, and instead allow their dogs to occupy the entire sidewalk.

This forces me to walk in the grass upon passing. Am I just being petty, or do we need a PSA to dog owners who were never taught these etiquette rules of the road?

Gentle Reader: The rule is to be considerate of others’ circumstances, which can, in practice, require different behaviors.

A person who is stopped (briefly, and without taking up all available space) rightly expects a jogger to go around, while the same person should step back to make room for someone using a wheelchair. The rule applies without reference to the number of feet, wheels or paws touching the public roadway, although Miss Manners thinks that “thems with paws” had better leave implementation decisions to the judgment of “thems without.”

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

Amazon.com: 1000 Piece Puzzle - Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles, Dog Gone Funny, Dog  Reading The Newspaper On Toilet Funny Puzzle, Family Puzzle Game Gift Toys  (Canine Daily) : Toys & Games

Covid linked to heart inflammation in cats and dogs.

Dog gets 30 stitches after chasing mountain lion out of backyard.

Is your dog lonely? Another pet won’t help your pup, study says.

An old debate is back: Sleep with your pet?

Study reveals best- and worst-behaved dog breeds.

Service dog puppy pick-up turns into emotional proposal.

Let’s Fill the Concert Halls With Dogs and Music. Dogs are the inspiration of much music.

Canines Can Now Get Their Own Comically Long CVS Receipt Thanks to This New Dog Toy.

HUMOR OP-ED: A winning idea for Americans and their dogs. It involves TV commercials and doorbells.

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!

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