New Puppy!

In my excitement over Kris Allen’s upset win…I forgot to add that I’m going up to Guide Dogs for the Blind tomorrow morning to pick up my new puppy! All I know is that she’s a yellow lab, female, and her name starts with an “R.”

Guide Dogs assigns a letter for each litter…so all of Miss R’s littermates will be R names. But they don’t use the same name twice for working guides or puppies-in-training. The names can get a little…odd. Especially when they have to start with a vowel. (Seriously. One of my dogs was named Utley. People kept thinking I was calling him Ugly…and he was a beautiful golden retriever!)

I’ll find out Miss R’s name when I pick her up. But in the meantime…let’s do something fun today…whoever comments or e-mails me with the best “R” name…wins a copy of For the Love of Dogs.

So far, I’ve come up with Rahab, Re-Run, Rapunzel.

I woke up this morning and realized that tonight will be my last full night of sleep for a while! Can’t wait for Miss R to give me a holler in the night for a potty call. I’m still missing my Azure quite a bit…but it’s time to move forward.

(For you highly literal people…the puppy in this pix isn’t Miss R. He’s “Hoops”…an 11-week-old lab who has captured people’s hearts…as in, mine. He’s one of the puppy club’s newest members.)

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:

    Awwww, a new puppy! I used to work with a sweet lady named Randi; always thought that was such a neat name for a GIRL!
    Enjoy your new furry bundle of exuberance!
    -Lisa Stevens
    P.S. my “word verification” below is “reigha”… wonder if THAT could be a dog’s name? And how would you pronounce it?

  2. Mocha with Linda says:


    It’s not very common for a dog, but it fits the situation: Ruth, which means companion or friend.

  3. Anonymous says:

    My sister-in-law is named Rainey. She has a sister named Robin but would that confuse a retriever to be named after a bird? What about Reba?

  4. where’s my post? not writing the whole post out again lol you missed a typo mods