Spencer, Libby, & Baxter

These three rescued boxers are so photogenic it’s kind of ridiculous. Spencer is the big brother, about seven or eight years old, and Libby is the little sister who’s about four. Baxter is the newest addition, also about seven or eight, a foster who was going to be temporary but was so charming he ended up staying permanently! They are the most harmonious pack – none of them are alphas, so they have toys strewn about and love to walk in single-file lines in and out the door in any order. Watching them, it seems as if all three of them move as one single unit, orbiting each other to see if everyone is in the mood to play, or sleep – or beg for treats!

Libby and Baxter are from Atlanta Boxer Rescue, and their family frequently hosts foster dogs for ABR as well. I didn’t get to see them interact with a foster while I was there, but I can only imagine what a wonderful stop their home must be for the boxers who get to come through! Libby is the most energetic and playful, and will entice Spencer into wrestling matches. Spencer is the snuggly mama’s boy, and Baxter is the laid-back guy who just likes to take it all in after he finds a cuddly spot on your lap.

But I don’t need to tell you how full of personality these kids are – I’ll let you see for yourself! (Thanks, Tiffany, for a wonderful session!) From left to right, meet Baxter, Libby, and Spencer:

 

July 23, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Leslie Kirkpatrick - Those are great!

July 23, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Chynna Steele - Beautiful!

July 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Claudia Janka - absolutely beautiful!

July 23, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Dianne DaLee - Awesome!!!

July 23, 2014 - 6:17 pm

Tiffany Woods - I LOVE THESE!!!!! <3 <3 <3

Fernando & Robbi

I photographed Fernando and Robbi five years ago, when they were just six years old. Now the brothers are eleven, but still dashing as ever. Robbi still loves to ham it up for the camera, with his adorable head tilts whenever you ask him a question, and Fernando is the soft-hearted boy who takes everything very seriously. Even though he often looks quite solemn, he has the most charming little smile where his bottom teeth peek out! Fernando has recently been diagnosed with cancer, but underwent surgery like a champ and is responding well to chemo. Please keep him in your thoughts and send lots of positive energy his way.

Fernando and Robbi love to snuggle and they don’t need to be on a leash because they are always by their mom’s side, ready for the next adventure. And oh, what a life they have! Fernando has regular cocktail parties for his many fans to help keep his spirits up, and they have lots of doggie friends in the building for playdates galore. They have a balcony perch in their beautiful urban loft so they can watch all the birds and squirrels happening by, but most of all they have an amazing bond with their mom, who loves them dearly.

Here’s that little smile. Love!!

Sporting the cool guy ‘do:

 

July 4, 2014 - 12:40 am

Kelley Hornoff Carr - I love the one with his eyes closed and facing the sky….so cute

July 3, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Carmen Lopez Reimer - So beautiful! I think Robbie may be photogenic

July 3, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Jennifer Barry - Thank you Leesia for capturing everything I love and find so amazing about my boys!

Sassy, Twinkle, Mia & Koko

These four are the other half of a pack you met last year – we had to do two sessions to make sure everyone got their fair share of time in the spotlight! Sassy is a 15-year-old Bichon Frise who was the very first dog of the family, and Koko was first (and only!) cat of the family, an orange tabby who is now 14 years old. Lydia and her mom rescued them when Lydia was just five years old; they grew up together and now Lydia is headed off to college this fall!

Twinkle is almost five years old, a Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher mix from Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, and he only has eyes for Lydia’s mom. He always has to be in her lap or by her side if she’s sleeping. And his ears!! I think in his spare time he might be listening to radio stations from other galaxies. :p

Mia is the newest addition to the family, an 18-week-old Australian Cattle Dog/Beagle mix just adopted from the Atlanta Humane Society. She’s fitting in perfectly with her new family and is ridiculously adorable with her puppy run and gangly legs. Needless to say, I had a fantastic time with these four star models!

Sassy’s begging-for-treats face – how could you say no to those big eyes?!