A few days ago, Tess delivered eight puppies over at the maternity ward for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Four boys, four girls, all healthy and happy. They said that Tess spent her due-date in labor, but wagged her tail whenever someone walked past her. That Tess…always the hostess. Doesn’t she look happy? Big smile on her cute face.

The letter to name Tess’s puppies starts with “D.” Feel free to chime in with your contribution but try to suggest ones that wouldn’t be too obvious. GDB only uses a name once for active puppies-in-training. Hmmm…Dakota, Desiderata, Diplomat… Your turn!

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. Kate {The Parchment Girl} says:

    Awwe, what cuties! I am partial to the name Dakota. I had a stuffed husky named Dakota when I was a kid. I also love the name Dusty.

  2. RW1010 says:

    So sweet! Such a noble cause. How about Dauntless? LOL!!! Thanks for sharing Suzanne!
    Robin in NC

  3. Cindi says:

    my son suggested Donte

  4. Kimmie13 says:

    Doodle, Dacey,Diamond, Dottie, Daphne,Dagwood,Dono,Duster,Duer

  5. Kimberly and Abby says:

    Hmmm, D names: Desiree, David, Deana (Deen-a), Dottie, Delaware, Dawn, Dioji (D O G), Dex, Dexter, Derrice, Derrica, Derek, Donnie, Dan, Danica, Destiny.

  6. Mary Brown says:

    2 Yellow Boys = Donnie and Doug
    5 Yellow Girls= Destiny, Delilah, Dana, Dory, Debbie
    3 Black Girls= Dessert, Dawn, Downy

    Those are my choices…….. Let us know if you can what the names will be… Congrats to you and your puppy family.

  7. Linda Baio says:

    Dempsey and Dylan