Rescue dog Nora had lost her faith in humanity. A rough early start had wrecked the the English pointer’s confidence, and she was fearful of the world and everyone in it. Her adoptive family worked hard to help her recover. And then something magical happened: Archie was born.
Love you, mean it
From the moment Archie was born, the two were inseparable, sharing each day’s activities from playtime to naptime. Mom Elizabeth Spence calls Archie her animal whisperer, and credits his laid-back attitude and good nature for helping him bond so deeply with their rescue dog.
A family friend created Archie’s matching hat
Nora and Archie are immensely honoured to be featured in this month’s edition of @People Magazine (October 10, 2016 – on stands now!). To see Nora come from the deplorable conditions of the puppy mill where she was born and spent the first year of her life to becoming what People has termed a “celebrity pet” makes my heart soar. Nora is an amazing dog and is so deserving of any and all of the attention she gets. Love you so much, my sweet pup!! ❤️ #nappingwithnora #rescuedog #adoptdontshop Fujifilm XT1
“We taught the kids from a very young age to respect the dogs and to treat them well, so the dogs trust and love the kids very much and are quite comfortable hanging out with them in any manner”
Yes, they’re super
Spence documents her three children, their dogs, and three cats daily. Her photos range from intimate portraits to glorious nap sprawls featuring all or most of her home’s inhabitants.
You may be surprised to hear that Spence is not a professional photographer by trade. She was inspired to document her family with her iPhone a few years back, and only recently made the switch to a DSLR.
Archie the snack master
Mine! #archietheanimalwhisperer Archie is nearing 9.5 months old and is only JUST showing an interest in solid foods. Thankful we have this @stokkebaby Tripp Trapp chair to keep him and his newly loved nom noms out of reach from the ravenous beasts below him! ? #stokkebaby #tripptrappmoments #rescuedogs #adoptdontshop
Follow Archie and Nora and the whole gang’s adventures on Instagram at @wellettas for daily moments of love and beauty.