What a great way to kick off our 2nd annual WOKQ BARK WEEK!

Portsmouth police officer Eric Kinsman (pictured with K-9 Titan) and Working Dog Foundation Chairman Michael Sullivan visited Studio Big to talk about the upcoming "Dog Days of August" with the New Hampshire Police K-9 Academy.

If you are a vendor who would like to participate, you can download the vendor application. Also, remember, since this is all about the 'working dogs,' please leave your family dog/pets at home.

A Friend Of The Morning Waking Crew Needs Your Help

He didn't know we were doing this, but we figured what better way to support "Bark Week" than helping a doggie that just had surgery. Many of you know Tom Dixon from his years performing around New England.  Tom packed up and headed to Nashville a little over a year ago and is working on making his dreams come true.  Tom has helped out WOKQ on several occasions so it's our turn now to return the favor. Tom and his wife, Jen ran into a horrible situation over the weekend with their dog, 'Gibson.'

The poor little guy had to have emergency surgery after his gallbladder ruptured.  There was never any question for Tom and Jen, they told the vet to do whatever had to be done. However, as dog owners know, surgery is not cheap.  If you can help by donating any amount, it would be greatly appreciated.  If you can't donate, please send happy thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery, that would be greatly appreciated as well.

Weather

Partly sunny with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm and a high of 82. Clouds with some sun in the North Country, chance of passing showers or thunderstorms, high 80.

Top News Stories

Second American Ebola Victim To Return To US
A medical evacuation team is set to fly the second of two known American Ebola victims back to the U.S. tomorrow. Nancy Writebol will receive treatment at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital alongside Dr. Kent Brantly.Both contracted Ebola while treating victims of the virus in Liberia.

Gas Prices Fall In NH
Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week.The average price of a gallon of gas Monday was $3.56 a gallon, according to gasbuddy.com. That's still 7 cents higher than the national average, which fell 1.5 cents per gallon gallon in the last week to $3.49.

Fatal Fire In Claremont
Fire and police officials say a man has died in a house fire in Claremont. Firefighters found the man on the floor of a house on Warren Street and took him to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The fire happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officials say a preliminary investigation has determined that the fire started in a first floor bedroom and was caused by the careless use or disposal of smoking materials.

Stupid News

A teenager in Germany dropped his cellphone into a pond during a fishing trip.  He wanted in back so badly, he went back to the small pond after hours, armed with pumps and hoses and tried to drain the pond water into the fishing club's toilet, but ended up flooding a parking lot.

Joke du Jour

A stressed out dad was in a panic while on the phone with the doctor.  He was yelling for the 911 operator to send an ambulance because is wife was in labor.  The dispatcher asked if this was the woman's first child.  The man replied, 'no this is her husband!'

Coming Up Tuesday

We continue 'Bark Week' the Greater Humane Society of Greater Nashua.  Plus, we'll chat with Craig Campbell who will be opening for Alan Jackson this Thursday night at the Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook.

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