Lilly, Barley & Elsie

I couldn’t wait to share this family! These three were such natural models it’s taken me a week to pare down the photos because there are so many good ones. Lilly is the big sister, a 12-year-old tiny Springer Spaniel who was rehomed twice before she finally found her forever home, where she’s her mom’s best friend and shadow. Barley is a 6-year-old Cocker Spaniel with the most beautiful eyes you’ll ever see, and lovely chocolate roan markings – and he’s his dad’s best friend. (They’ve worked it out perfectly!)

Elsie, the newest addition, is a 3-year-old Golden Retriever who is everyone’s best friend and just a pile of lovable goofiness. She was saved from a home where the family bought her as a present for the kids then proceeded to leave her locked in a crate under the stairs for most of the day, and she lost so much muscle mass she couldn’t go for a normal walk when she first came home. 🙁

Despite some rocky starts in life, these three have hit the jackpot! They now live outside Atlanta on a beautiful property that’s pretty much their own personal dog park – acres of fenced-in grassy fields where they can play fetch to their hearts’ content, and even a lake at the back of the property where they love to swim. Not to mention how much they’re adored by their mom and dad, and rightly so! They are all supersweet and playful. Lilly loves her tennis ball, while Barley has a larger ball he loves to play soccer with – loves it so much it’s pretty much in all his pictures. :p And while Elsie never learned how to fetch as a puppy, she knows how to make her own fun!