In Memory

In my line of work, I do get these notes from time to time but in these last two weeks there has just been so much sad news. Sophie, Bandit and Chewie are beautiful dogs I had the honor to meet and photograph in the last few years and each passed away from cancer this month. Please keep their families in your thoughts. Bandit, Sophie, and Bailey (her memorial was on the blog a few weeks ago as well) have Rainbow Bridge memorials with Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption if you’d like to leave a flower in their memory.

I shared this quote a couple years ago, but of anything I’ve ever read I think it brings the most comfort:

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” (Cheryl Zuccaro)

Rest in peace, dear ones. You are sorely missed.




October 10, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Anna Conley - My name is Anna. I rescued a puppy from abuse 19 years ago. He became my life,family,friend,protecter, etc. we have been through everything life threw at us. Still unseperatable, till the 8th of this month. He got snake bit and died. My life will never be the same. I have protected him over an adult anyday. To me, a person can protect themselves where a pet caint. And when a person tried to hurt an animal, I would stop them the best I could. Now that mine is forever gone,myheart will always have that deep emptiness that may never be filled again.Only by the grace of God will I ever fill that empty whole in my life.I will forever remember my Jose’ Poco Conley, may he foever rest in peace and I know he finaaly has his wings In heaven. He well earned them. I love you baby.

July 5, 2011 - 10:44 am

Lindy Freitag - As Chewie’s person, I want to thank you for this memorial. It is really wonderful.

July 1, 2011 - 12:31 pm

admin - Thanks everyone, for your kind comments.

@Anita – you are so very welcome. Thank you for sharing your stories of Bandit with me…I’m so glad I was able to meet you both.

@Yvonne – I’m so sorry to hear about Sabra but I hope she’s hanging in there and still having lots of good days!

June 30, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Laine Sweezey - Thanks to you, Leesia, and your exceptional talent, these bereaved dog owners have superb photos to keep their dogs close forever. Your work will be a part of the salve that comforts them and helps heal the gaping holes in their hearts.

June 30, 2011 - 5:59 pm

Krazy4Pets - How sad to witness this. You’re so sweet to blog about them. They are precious.

June 30, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Anita Oetgen - Leesia this is the lovliest tribute! I treasure your beautiful photos of my sweet Bandit—you caught his personality perfectly and I am so grateful to have them. Thank you for posting this– Anita

June 30, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Yvonne - Such sweet babies. Sitting here crying, looked at their posts and what sweet little angles. As my older dog Sabra is struggling with kidney failure I think of how much I will cherish the photos you took of her when she is gone.

June 30, 2011 - 9:57 am

Jess @InStyleDog - Wonderful pictures. What a great memorial to the three of them. And that quote! I’m writing that down & sharing it around 🙂

June 29, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Pam - That is a wonderful quote. My eyes are tearing up. To their families…I am so sorry.

June 29, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Julie - RIP sweet puppies 🙁 I love that quote, thanks for sharing. It’s so wonderful to have such beautiful photos to remember them by!

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