I had a great time this weekend at Atlanta Beagle Rescue‘s 2nd annual Love-A-Beagle Meet and Greet! There was gorgeous weather and a great turnout – and I met a lot of unbelievably sweet beagle and beagle mix pups! All but one of these (who’s an alum who came to say hello!) are available for adoption – visit ABR’s website for adoption information.



Snickers is a tiny little guy with the most gorgeous amber eyes. He was pretty overwhelmed at the event, so this picture doesn’t do him justice – you just have to meet him in person!




I met two Penny’s – the one above has been waiting very patiently for her forever home, and the one below found hers last year, but I still had to share her sweet face too!



A sweet moment between Porkchop and his foster mom:


March 21, 2011 - 2:21 pm

Joyce Ann - Just looking through these makes me tear up…wish I could take them all home! Thank you for the work you do Leesia.

March 2, 2011 - 10:01 am

Wendy - Wonderful photos! Thanks so much for coming out to the event!

March 2, 2011 - 9:47 am

johnwaire - …WOW…i love that shot of merlyn (and the name too :)) ….

March 1, 2011 - 11:55 pm



As soon as I found out Jack was a Boston Terrier, I knew it was going to be a great session! Jack is four years old and certainly didn’t disappoint. He is spunky, hilarious, and crazy lovable. Here’s a day in his life, which typically involves dancing for treats, chewing on his favorite bone or chasing his puzzle toys around, snuggling with mom, and snoring like a drunk man when he’s all tuckered out.

Don’t you just love Bostons?!








February 28, 2011 - 6:15 pm

Shauna (Fido & Wino) - That last shot made me say “awww” out loud 🙂

February 25, 2011 - 11:32 pm

Terrence - I’m not usually a fan of Boston Terriers, but Jack looks like he’d be impossible to turn away. Your work is fantastic!

February 25, 2011 - 11:28 pm

rachel - agreed! the last photo is adorable. he looks so sweet. what a cutie.

February 25, 2011 - 11:48 am

sarah - aw! love the last one on the couch 🙂

Chewy & Abby

Chewy and Abby are about to embark on one of the most exciting adventures I can imagine – they’ve already made their way through much of the United States, so in a few months, they will be going to Europe with their mom and dad for a year and a half!! I am SO jealous. I love traveling, but I have such a hard time leaving the dogs that I probably hold us back from traveling more. It was wonderful to learn about all the possibilities and logistics and I will definitely be following their travel blog.

Chewy is a 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel whose favorite thing is giving wet, sloppy kisses. Abby is his 7-year-old sister, a beagle? border collie? mix whose favorite thing is ripping stuffing out of every toy she can find. They are both affectionate, playful, and just all-around lovebugs.

Did I mention I was insanely jealous of their upcoming trip?! I can hardly write this blog post because my mind keeps obsessing about how amazing it would be to have our kids with us in my (currently) favorite place in the world (Florence). But – back to the point at hand. I had a wonderful meeting these two spunky kids and am so excited for their family!

February 25, 2011 - 11:31 pm

rebecca - What an adorable last photo; it seems like your trademark. I just love that little stumpy tail!

February 22, 2011 - 1:07 pm

rachel - i love just that very first photograph! they look so happy and full of energy. adorable.

February 22, 2011 - 1:04 pm

Ryan - Great session. Thank-you for the link to the travel blog we have been wanting to travel with our dogs more too.

February 22, 2011 - 1:03 pm

nancy w. - their trip sounds wonderful! what a cute pair. love the last one.

February 22, 2011 - 12:43 pm

Akila - Oh my gosh Leesia. I literally have tears in my eyes. I can’t believe how beautiful these are. You are such a talent. We can’t wait to see the rest. (And many wags from Chewy and Abby – they had so much fun posing for you.)