Meet Tess!

On Friday afternoon, my daughter and I went up to Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California, to pick up “Tess!” A 21-month-old golden retriever who just cleared the rigorous breeding requirements to be a breeder for Guide Dogs. We’re going to be Tess’ breeder custodian while she has a few litters (hopefully!) for Guide Dogs.
Had a fun weekend with her…she’s getting used to us, we’re getting used to her. She’s very gentle, a little on the shy side, and is already bonding to me. (Helps when you’re the one who feeds her!)
Oh…it’s SO nice to have a dog in the house again!

You just can’t take life too seriously with a puppy in the house. And Tess still has a lot of puppy in her. Chasing her tail, bouncing when she walks, teasing us with her toys. FUN!
Tess is originally from Australia. She hit the jackpot with wonderful puppy raisers, and now she hit the jackpot with us. But then…I think we hit the jackpot when she was assigned to us, too.

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. fredamans says:

    Tess is a beautiful pup!!

    Best regards.