More Conversations with Dad

On Tuesday morning, after picking Dad up at the Pleasanton Wal-Mart, we were stuck in terrible traffic in a busy freeway interchange. I had my Guide Dog for the Blind puppy in the car plus my other dog, because I wasn’t sure how long I would be gone.

The puppy, even though she was on tie-down, was excited to have Dad in the car and kept trying to jump toward him. Dad was in an agitated mood from his little “unscheduled outing” and got very upset with her.

There wasn’t much I could do at that moment other than get through the traffic. And grit my teeth. (Which, if you read yesterday’s post, was not easy.)

Finally, the puppy settled down and went to sleep. Dad looked down at her and said, “Good kitty.”

Later, I told my sister about the story. “Oh!” she said. “No wonder Dad got upset! He hates cats.”

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Joanna says:

    Suz-wow…you’ve got a full plate right now. Hope you’re feeling better and that your dad stays put for at least a few days.

  2. Mocha with Linda says:

    Oh, my!

    One thing I’ve learned about Alzheimer’s both as a nurse and a daughter-in-law is it’s okay to smile and laugh about some of the things that happen.

    Hang in there!

  3. Lily Ann says:

    They really do say the funniest things. I remember my family was leaving my home and my aunt put her coat on and then put her sweater on over the coat. She would “store” all of her ziplock bags in the freezer. sorry, Suzanne, I know ziplock is the “other” company!!