Ella, Chloe, Millie, Violet & Mia

I was so excited when I got the email about photographing a mini Golden Retriever (as some of you know, two of my dogs fit that description to a tee! You don’t see mixed breeds like them every day.), and I was not disappointed. I actually have to admit that Ella is probably cuter than both of mine, though, because she looks less like a mini Golden and more like a perpetual Golden puppy! When you see her photos you won’t believe that she’s 13.

Not only is Ella from the same rescue as my blond twins (Atlanta Pet Rescue, now called Best Friends Atlanta), our furry families are both composed of three dogs and two cats. Chloe is a four-year-old beagle/heeler mix and Millie is a two-year-old spaniel mix, and together they are two peas in a pod. They love to chase and play, and Millie is especially interested in getting to know the cats, Violet and Mia.

Ella is deaf now, and has always been quiet and low-key. She likes finding cozy places to snooze and is a total mama’s girl. Chloe is the daddy’s girl who is always on the move, playing and exploring. Millie just loves everyone and everything and even though Chloe always beats her to the ball during fetch, she’s always a very good sport. As for the cats, Violet is a snuggler but Mia, with the mousy pink nose, is a typical diva cat who is still convinced she’s being held prisoner, ha!

I had so much fun spending a morning with this crew. They were all basking in the attention the camera brought and I couldn’t have asked for cuter subjects!