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As you might have guessed, you’re going to see some beautiful images of children (and pets) in this issue. Isn’t our cover adorable? Buckhead photographer Oana Hogrefe captured this little princess. Atlanta photographer Rupa Kapoor works with children and pets, as well as brides and executives. Her favorite? You guessed it – pups like Levi (pictured here at 5 weeks old and celebrating his one-year birthday). Rupa followed the life of this little cleft-palate puppy who was raised by Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue (ABTR.org). He has now grown into a handsome, gorgeous boy and has had surgery to overcome his issues and is still awaiting the perfect forever home! Pet rescue organizations abound here in the southeast, including Atlanta’s own Angels Among Us (AngelsAmongUsAnimalRescue.org), Fur Kids (FurKids.org),  Atlanta Humane Society (AtlantaHumane.org) and Paws Atlanta (PawsAtlanta.org).

Our family has two cats, and I can’t remember a time when our household didn’t have a rescue cat.  My husband and three children are admittedly more cat lovers than I am, but our home wouldn’t be a home without Tommy and Johnny (named after Die Hard’s John McClane). Tell us about your pets on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/BuckHavenLifestyle).

Bring your family (but please leave your pets at home in the shade) to the Brookhaven Chili Cook Off on October 10 from noon – 6 p.m. We’ll be there polling YOU for your favorites, snapping photos for the next magazine.  See you there! BrookhavenChiliCookoff.com

Have a delightful October with your family and pets and don’t forget to share your pics on our FB page!Our publisher is a grandfather! Jim Newman’s gorgeous daughter, Lauren and her husband Mario Rials, proudly welcomed a baby girl, Brixton Rials.  Jim is thrilled, though we just can’t imagine how such a young guy could possibly have a grandbaby! Welcome to the Lifestyle Publications family, sweet Brixton.