The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (02/04/23)

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:  Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High near 35.  “D”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. “D”

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


WI bill would ban felons from owning vicous dogs.

In NY, the four-legged pets are welcome, but not welcome everywhere at apartment buildings. Their owners must carry them or use a service elevator.

What Kind of Dog Parent Are You?

Sorry, Spike. There’s a new world’s oldest living dog – and he’s the oldest ever recorded.

The Best Dog Enrichment Toy? A Rolled-up Towel and Treats.

AND FINALLY…

Sadie wiggled her way out of her crippled body and found new, healthy, strong legs so that she could run like the wind…

What a ride she’s taken all of us on!

And when Sadie was halfway across the Bridge, she stopped and turned to look at me and said “Mom, you can’t stop now. You’ve taken me as far as I want to go. Build on what we started together because there will always be another dog who needs you!”

Dogs are meant to run…

Such a joy I am feeling to know that she is free from her crippled body, watching Sadie jump, run, fetch, just like she used to.

She is happy to be free of the constraints that humans put on her.

Sadie will return in a body that is strong and vibrant, and we will know her when we see her.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Sadie together again.

Why?

Because she was perfect just the way that she was.

Don’t feel sorry for our loss, our gain is immeasurable.

This is not the end of our journey – the old one brings the new one.

Our mission will never change; to teach acceptance of people and animals who have special needs, delivering a strong anti-bullying message to remind children and adults everywhere to “Think about what you CAN do and not what you CAN’T do”.

Please donate in memory of Sadie, to help us continue her on-going commitment of helping others, just like she has helped so many around the world.

And thank you for your love and continued support. After all, we can’t stay on our mission without YOU!

Donate securely online at www.savingsadie.com

or if you prefer, your check can be mailed to:

Saving Sadie, Inc.

P.O. Box 413

Muskego, WI 53150

We will still be attending the Great Lakes Pet Expo on Saturday, February 4th.

Because it was Sadie’s wish to help other special needs dogs, we will be bringing along and featuring a special needs dog at our booth that will be available for adoption from one of the local rescues.

Come and meet your new best friend at Booth 647.

Thank you to all of the talented individuals who created Sadie’s Rainbow Bridge film. Watch it here.

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!

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (01/28/23)

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: UPDATED. …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY…

WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches. Greatest snow amounts near the lake.

WHERE…Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties.

WHEN…From noon today to 6 AM CST Sunday.

IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

TODAY: Cloudy with snow showers this morning and steady snow likely this afternoon. High of 21. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Snow this evening will transition to snow showers late. Chance of snow 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.“F”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High of 23. “F”

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


VIDEO: Watch a sled dog’s journey back to racing after a tragic accident.

Dog shoots, kills owner.

Man who ran from crash scene was actually thankful upon his arrest.

Police dog accused of stealing officer’s lunch; his mugshot goes viral.

Timely question: Why Do My Dog’s Paws Smell Like Fritos? A Vet Shares the Answer and How it Affects a Pet’s Health.

What’s Behind the Craze for Designer “Doodle” Dogs?

American Kennel Club announces the top canine names in 2022.

The one change that didn’t work: every dog is an emotional support animal – except mine.

VIDEO: Animal shelter’s brutal honesty about ‘demon’ dog goes viral.

At our blog we just love a happy ending.

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!

Getting closer.

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (01/21/23)

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:  Overcast. High of 34.  “D”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High of 33. “D”

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


Wash. Post: People are abandoning pets at airports. Don’t be like them.

Study Questions Whether Toddlers Choose to Help Dogs Impulsively.

VIDEO: Students help create new leg for teacher’s dog

Down in Illinois, ‘Poolice’ on the scene.

VIDEO & ARTICLE: Animal rescuers training deaf dog in hopes of finding forever home.

The plan to save Italy’s dying olive trees with dogs.

Idaho Dog Rescued from Top of Tree After Chasing a Squirrel — See the Photos.

This woman is riding around the world with her German shepherd.

Vet tech crochets hat with ears to help dog get adopted.

A decade on, the ‘This is fine’ creator wants to put the famous dog to rest.

PHOTOS: The winners of the 2022 Dog Photography awards.

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!

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (01/14/23)

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:  Mostly cloudy. High of 3. “D”

SUNDAY:  Overcast. High of 42 “D”

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


Taxi driver fined for leaving blind couple with guide dogs stranded.

What Happens When Dogs and Cats Live in the Same House?

Dog owner’s rant about ‘unkind’ fellow beachgoer splits the internet.

Guide dog shortage: The blind people who train their own guide dogs.

Utah’s ‘porn-sniffing dog’ dies after putting numerous offenders behind bars.

ARTICLE and VIDEO: Port Washington (WI) community to throw retirement party for Diesel the therapy dog, who is rapidly going blind.

‘Never been so happy’: Dozens come together to find lost dog in Colorado during winter storms.

Dog breeds put through intelligence tests. How did they fare?

How much should I feed my dog?

A Milwaukee dog mom was reunited with her stolen French bulldog — and another has joined their pack.

Last week we told you about the puppy bus in Alaska. Here’s more from a VIDEO and ARTICLE by MSN in May 2022.

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!

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (01/07/23)

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:  Some clouds this morning, mainly sunny this afternoon. High near 35.  “D”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High around 35. “D”

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


Does It Matter Whether Dog Training Is Positive or Aversive?

We Tried It: A Dog DNA Test that Helps Determine a Canine’s Real Age.

Why Does My Dog Sleep So Much?

VIDEO: ‘He’s touched so many lives’: Why this dog was honored with a portrait.

Alaska: 4 dogs boarded a bus in Skagway. The internet rejoiced.

Great American Dog Show coming to Schaumburg this weekend.

Naughty dog: It’s an open and shut case.

ANOTHER naughty dog.

Time to dig into The Barking Lot vault for this oldie by my wife from November 2009:

If you have read even ONE Barking Lot blog, you know of my love for all things canine.  You know that while I don’t place a dog’s life on the same level as a human’s, I believe I know some dogs that are smarter than their owners.

Growing up, we had a statue of St. Francis of Assisi in our back yard.  That stone likeness of St. Francis watched over Sugar, Skippy, Tommy, and Thumper as they found their “eternal resting place” in our former vegetable garden.  I also vividly recall when I was in fourth grade, taking Sugar to my grade school parish’s ceremony of the Blessing of The Animals on the feast of St. Francis.

I am not going to wax philosophic this entire blog about dogs, spirituality, etc.  I would end up offending someone on one side of the issue or the other.  Or, perhaps both sides of the issue.  I have my own feelings and opinions that everyone is entitled to.  In fact, I must admit that I find Friar Jack Wintz’s perspective on dogs in Heaven intriguing.

Having said all of that…  While I feel there is a place in the spiritual hierarchy for every four-legged friend, I also feel that there is a time and a place for them to join us during our regular worship. 

Kevin has blogged about our breathtaking St. Anthony’s many, many times.  It is a church to be proud of, and has everything that makes a church feel like a church.  From the beautiful and recently renovated stained glass windows to the stately and impressive pipe organ, when you attend mass at St. Anthony’s, you have attended mass.  I honestly can NOT imagine a Sunday where, per my usual routine: 

  1. I get dropped off with Kyla at the front of the steps
  2. I stop in the vestibule for a weekly missal and hymnal
  3. I dip my fingers in the holy water just inside church, and
  4. I stop to pet hello to a yellow lab?????

I understand that “numbers are down” for regular attendees of Sunday mass.  I find it sad and disturbing that our pews are not full every week.  There are many times when I think the homily is not truly directed at the group sitting in the seats, but something the priest feels he must say.  While I love tradition, I don’t necessarily have a problem with a modern interpretation on an old story if it gets a point across and reaches your heart and soul.

But there is a LIMIT to what I am willing to accept as means of growing a congregation.  What the …?  Are you kidding me… dogs in CHURCH????  As I mentioned, St. Anthony’s is extremely traditional.  The founding members of this beautiful house of worship would be turning over in their graves at the thought of this. 

I’m sorry, I’m not bringing Milk Bones and a water dish to Sunday mass.

—Jennifer Fischer, November 6, 2009

Finally in late November of last year, somewhere in South America, a dog entered a Catholic Church and slept next to an image of Jesus. Some of the parishioners noticed it and told the priest, and the priest said: “Let him be and don’t bother him, he has every right to be with his Lord and Master.”

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!

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ICYMI, last week’s year-end edition.

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/31/22)

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 FOLLOWING IS A SPECIAL YEAR-END EDITION OF THE BARKING LOT

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

TODAY:  Mostly cloudy. High of 39. “C”

TONIGHT, NEW YEAR’S EVE: Cloudy skies early with showers later at night. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. Low of 31. “D”

SUNDAY, NEW YEAR’S DAY:
  Cloudy skies. High of 42. “C”

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


Biden believes Secret Service ‘lying’ about White House dog bite incident, claims agents are pro-‘MAGA’: book.

WTH Kim Kardashian!

Get a first glimpse of K9 Bane’s statue going up in St. Francis and find out how to help.

Nebraska dog with kidney failure has a bucket list…

Is peanut butter good for dogs?

DOG NEWS FROM 2022

Rescue groups begin work to rehome 4,000 beagles bred for research.

The Queen’s Corgis: All about Her Majesty’s most loyal subjects.

Patron, bomb-sniffing dog who went viral, receives state honors from Ukrainian president.

Dogs can recognize their owners just by their voices.

Family Dog Goes Missing, Returns Home Third Place Winner in Local Contest.

Nobody wanted to adopt the dog with one ear — until he started painting.

That was close. Nice catch!

DOG VIDEOS OF 2022:

In November, one of the biggest dog news items in the country as the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said a twin-engine airplane crash-landed at Western Lakes Golf Club. Three straight videos tell the story.

60 MINUTES reports on the evolution of dogs from wild wolves to domesticated pets and what this might tell us about human evolution….

Dog collects discarded baseball bats for minor league team…

Meet the dog who learned to walk like a human…

A strange dog mysteriously ended up in bed with a couple…

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!

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/24/22)

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:  Variable cloudiness and windy. Areas of blowing snow. High of 9.  “F”

SUNDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY:  Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High of 11. “F”

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


Airline mistakenly ships family’s Nashville-bound dog to Saudi Arabia.

Everything Dog Owners Should Know About Canine Flu and How it Is Affecting Pets This Winter.

More dogs are inadvertently getting high as states legalize marijuana.

OPINION: Wait, Is My Dog Stoned?

Milwaukee business says its CBD treats can pacify pooches.

Dog who saved owner’s life dies from separation anxiety 12 days later.

Dog Finally Free After Being Bred for 7 Years Melts Hearts: ‘That Smile.’

BARKING LOT UPDATE: Turning a dog into Grinch is safe, simple, says groomer behind viral video.

How much is that boxer puppy online? Beware of puppy scams that can ruin your Christmas.

Bringing a dog along for a holiday stay? Make sure to plan.

Family forgot to include their elderly dog on a Christmas card. The responses were hilarious.

Can dogs smell time?

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!

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/17/22)

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:  Overcast. High of 27.  “D”

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny. High of 22. “D”

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

From my wife Jennifer in December 2012:

It just boggles my mind that every year the same sorts of “warnings” and “advice” must be shared with the public.  You know what I mean:  on days when it is 108 degrees in the shade you have some Barbie Doll bubble head news reporter telling you to make sure you drink enough water and try to stay out of the sun.  At Thanksgiving time there are always articles telling you to be incredibly cautious if you are going to attempt to deep-fry your turkey.  Then inevitably you hear about some yahoo who torched his house because he thought it would be a good idea to cook the bird that way in his garage and used way too much oil.

Here’s another bit of advice that comes out this time of year:  Don’t buy a dog for your kids for Christmas.  Seems logical, right?  But trust me, by the middle of January shelters all over the country will see a spike in surrenders because said puppy didn’t fit with the family’s lifestyle. 

Think about how hectic your Christmas week is… families to visit with, gifts to exchange, meals to make, baking to do, last-minute shopping, etc.  Do you really think that adding a rambunctious fur ball to the mix is a GOOD idea?  Everyone knows how puppies love to, and need to, chew.  So in addition to all the regular goodies that your new addition can ruin, there are all sorts of holiday-related items that can cause damage to your house and even worse, your pup.  Think ornaments and ornament hooks; toxic plants; wires from lights; and of course plants like poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe.

If your kids’ attention span is limited to the amount of time it takes to open the next present, how will they handle a 24/7 commitment like a dog?  Are you perhaps just trying to recreate some Rockwell-inspired “moment” when Billy and Susie discover a beribboned bundle of fur under their tree?  If your family is truly ready to make a commitment to a puppy there might be a better time of the year to do so. Think about these points before you decide. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

—Jennifer Fischer

Dog flu hits shelters across US.

How Much Loud Noise Can a Dog Tolerate?

Dog protects young girls for hours after getting lost in woods.

Dogs gifted by North’s Kim resettle in South Korean zoo.

The Army is investigating a number of social media posts that appear to show soldiers wearing dog-themed bondage masks in uniform.

Clever Dog Collects Hundreds of Plastic Bottles During Walks – to Recycle Litter and Clean His Town.

The airline apologized for the mixup.

U.K. Dog Daycare Recreates Nativity Scene with ‘Clever’ Canines: ‘We Practice Year-Round’

Dog experiences ‘pure joy’ while wrecking his owner’s Christmas tree.

VIDEO: Rizzo has been transformed. From Freeport, Illinois…

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!

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/10/22)

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: UPDATED. Cloudy. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. “D”

SUNDAY:  Cloudy skies. High of 38. “D”

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


Iowa K-9 officer Bear died after spending nearly 24 hours in patrol vehicle, warrant says.

Man who shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker gets 21 years in prison.

Mountain lion barges into California home, drags dog outside: video

Olive Garden manager fired after time-off tirade: ‘If your dog died … prove it to us.’

A day off when your dog dies? Jennifer blogged on the subject in August of 2011:

I have mentioned in past Barking Lot blogs that I was with my two dogs and cat when it was time for us to have each of them euthanized due to extreme, devastating illness.  Holding a pet while it is “put to sleep” is, in my mind, one of the most traumatizing things its owner can go through.  I had troublesome dreams, and could still hear the echoes of their paws walking down the hallway for weeks after they were gone. 

Since I was still living at home with my parents for all three of these events, I really didn’t have a lot of responsibilities other than school and a part-time job.  I took those things seriously, of course.  But I didn’t have a “real job” nor did I have a family of my own to take care of.  So it might have been easy for me to blow off my classes or a day at work, citing some sort of emotional distress or just needing personal time.  While I don’t have a clear memory of what I did, I highly doubt I missed my obligations to school or my employers.  After all, it wasn’t a human family member that passed away.

But it was a family member, wasn’t it?  Shouldn’t I have been protected to take time off for bereavement?  Wasn’t I grieving the loss of a companion that, admittedly, I thought more of than a distant cousin I see once every couple of years?

I recall a get-together when I was talking to the neighbor of my best friend.  Our conversation lead to pets, and she began tearfully telling me about her beloved cat who had died.  She was distraught and I did my best to console her.  I’d been there myself, I had compassion and empathy.  I thought her pain was fresh.

A short while later, my friend told me that the neighbor had lost aforementioned cat about three years before.  I was stunned.  My friend had recently, unexpectedly and all-too-suddenly lost her father to a massive heart attack.  That was fresh.  That was pain.  And as my friend said to me, “Lady, when your dad dies in his early 50’s, that’s loss.” 

If her neighbor was that anguished after three years, I can’t begin to imagine what she was like when it first happened.  I’m not making fun of her but she probably needed some sort of counseling.  (She is married with children so it’s not like this cat was literally her family.)  Certainly she would have felt entitled to some sort of bereavement leave.  I don’t know what her employment situation was, so I can’t say what happened.

Now that I am a wife and mother I have a different perspective on the importance, value and hierarchy of the family dog.  When we get a dog for our family it will be a wonderful addition to our lives.  And when the dog dies, it will be a loss that we will all grieve.  But I don’t think that we will want paid time off of our jobs to deal with it. Bless Mark Tillinger and his philanthropic efforts and achievements.  I’m sure that many lives are richer because of his dedication.  I’m just not sure I agree with his perspective.

—Jennifer Fischer

BACK TO DOGS IN THE NEWS, and a local story that got global attention:

Doggy bag! Helpless canine is zapped by X-ray scanner at Wisconsin airport.

VIDEO: Could man’s best friend ultimately help find a cure for cancer? Researchers at UC Davis think so….

Dogs Are Impacted by an Intense Flu Season, Too.

Can People Predict Aggressive Behavior in Dogs?

Why do some dogs chase squirrels? Study finds genetic links to canine quirks.

VIDEO: When a dog is friendly, it’s in the genes…

A puppy escaped from his collar in New York City. He swam across the Hudson River and ended up in New Jersey.

The Top 50 U.S. Cities To Be a Dog Owner.

VIDEO & ARTICLE: A three-legged rescue dog inspires others with his story.

Dolly Parton to Release Children’s Book About Her God-Dog Billy the Kid: ‘He’s a Big Star.’

This popular food truck for dogs is Milwaukee native, BIPOC and veteran-owned.

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!

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (12/03/22)

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: WIND ADVISORY until 9:00 this morning. Sunny and windy. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. High of 27. “D”

SUNDAY:  Sunny. High of 39. “D”

About walking the dog…

And when is it too cold to walk your dog?

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

Bomb-sniffing dogs are in short supply across the U.S.

Stacked up against 11 coyotes, herd dog kills 8 to save sheep.

60 MINUTES VIDEO: The evolution of dogs from wild wolves to domesticated petsand waht this may tell us about human evolution…

Nobody wanted to adopt the dog with one ear — until he started painting.

Want A Dog For Christmas? Rescue One Left By Its Family At Biden’s Border Disaster.

One of my readers was impressed with the story of the first responders adopting the dogs from that recent plane crash in Delafield. He commented about his recent trip to the Middle East: “The adoption rate for the plane-crash dogs is amazing!!  One thing you may be interested in.  In Tel Aviv, damn near everyone has a dog.  Up and down the streets and avenues, on the beach and even in the cafes and stores, dogs, dogs, dogs.  And almost without exception they are the most well trained and affectionate creatures you can imagine.  There are more dogs than IDF soldiers running around!” Regarding my friend’s observation: Tel Aviv ranked #3 most dog-friendly city in the world.

Do Dogs Learn ‘Bad Habits’ When They’re Allowed to Be Dogs?

Top dog and cat names of 2022 revealed.

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!