Living with a little Reyna

Reyna is either having an incredible honeymoon period or…better still, we hit the jackpot. The last few days have been amazingly easy! She sleeps through the night, has a gentle temperament, licks more than she chews, and has only had a few accidents.

Last week, before we knew what our puppy’s name was (other than it started with an “R”…I was running a contest for the best “R” name. I forgot to mention the awesome name suggestions that came in: a lot of Rascals, Renegade (thank you, Charlotte), Ruth, Radar, Rumble, Ranger, Rowdy, Rio, Rimshot.

The winner is…drumroll please…from Barb M. who lives in St. Louis, Missouri and has a dog that steals things…Robin Hood! (Barb…send me your addy and I’ll pop a copy of For the Love of Dogs in the mail to you.)

So Reyna means queen in Spanish. It’s a cute name for a puppy…though I’m still stumbling through six dog names before I get it right. “Wait Arbor, Galena, Utley, Azure, Brent, Oriole…um I mean Renya!” One of these days, it will sink in.

In the meantime…hmmm…where did she go? Oops! Better sign off!

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. Anonymous says:

    What a cutie!!!

  2. Meemaw says:

    I am struggling with the death of Cooler on May 9th.
    My life and his were so intertwined. We worked at San Marco Nursing Home for over 12 years as we strolled the halls together. We attended Prime Time. We were there when you gave your presentation. We visited shut ins and the list goes on and on. I still weep as I write this.
    Cooler was the best chocolate lab in the world. I am so sorry about the loss of you sweet dog. Georgia told me about it. I am reading For the Love of dogs.

  3. Suzanne says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Cooler. I can relate to how you’re feeling…missing him. There are just hundreds of reminders of a dog in a person’s life. One of my friend’s said that those reminders “ambush you.” So true! Thank you for letting me know…and for reading my book. Time does help…but at least once a day I tear up when something reminds me of Azure. It give me comfort to know what a happy life she had. Hope you’ll feel the same comfort as you think of what a productive, valuable life Cooler had. He was so loved! ~Suzanne

  4. Mocha with Linda says:

    Such a pretty dog.

    Hope he doesn’t end up with multiple personailities from all the names you call him!! LOL