The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (03/25/2023)

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:  WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM. Wet snow expected. An additional 5-8 inches of snow. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast Wisconsin. IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Cloudy. High of 32. “F”

SUNDAY:  UPDATED. Rain showers in the morning, changing to mixed rain and snow during the afternoon hours. High of 41. Chance of rain 70%. “C” in the morning, “D” in the afternoon.

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

Before we get to this week’s news a note about a story posted two weeks ago.

Some readers were taken aback by an article about abused bogs at an illegal cannabis cultivation site in California. Readers were not upset with yours truly. They were angered by the substance of the article, and rightfully so.

Should I not have posted, even though it came from a very reliable news source?

Many times in the past I have written that unfortunately the “news isn’t always good.” Needless to say the inhumane treatment of dogs in California was an outrage. I posted for reasons I covered news on the radio or selected topics when I hosted talk radio. The story was controversial and emotional And I wanted to make a statement, a point about these illegal sites.

Every week I am inundated with possible news stories about dogs I could include on The Barking Lot. Here are some headlines from stories this week:

Parents charged after boy found in locked dog cage inside Philadelphia home

3-year-old Louisiana girl can no longer smile after foster dog bites face 

Man beats dog to death, hide it under sink: Police

My guess is dog lovers and people checking out this blog have no interest in reading that junk. So it’s not getting published here. There are rare exceptions. If you missed the story and want to read it, it’s in this edition.

Now for this week’s news.

Drug-sniffing dog put his paws on a man’s car. Idaho Supreme Court says he trespassed.

Supreme Court to hear case between Jack Daniel’s and dog toy maker.

Talk Nicely When Training Dogs. It Makes a Difference.

Can dogs talk by pressing buttons? What science says about the debate.

VIDEO & ARTICLE: ‘Such a sweet boy.’ SC rescue dog holds new mom’s hand on way home from shelter in viral video.

How a Senate aide and her guide dog made Capitol Hill more accessible for all.

Yeh. Zeus is big.

NPR asked to see your pet artwork — you unleashed your creativity.

VIDEO: Boxers go crazy over T.Rex in their backyard.

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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