New Puppy!

Suzanne Uncategorized

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.)