Oh, Tess!

Tess is my breeder dog for Guide Dogs for the Blind. She is a 2-year-old golden retriever–very light colored–donated to Guide Dogs from a similar organization in Australia! She’s been with me since mid-April, though off and on. She was only with me a week and promptly went into season! So back she went to Guide Dogs to be bred to a manly dog.

Tess had an ultrasound about 3 weeks ago to see if she might be pregnant. Alas! No puppies.

Just to be absolutely sure, the vet scheduled a follow-up ultrasound. So this week, I took Tess back up to GDB for her appt. Would you believe…the ultrasound found one puppy! One little puppy.

My friend Laura said that Tess is interested in quality, not quantity. Ha!

So Tess’ due date is July 2nd! A dog’s gestation period is only 65 days. Stay tuned…will keep you posted on Tess and her baby.

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. Karla says:

    Oh she is absolutely gorgeous and I am sure her little one will be too!! Keep those pics coming. I am a dedicated dog lover!!