‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Alum Renee Felice Smith Is Surrounded by Furry Friends in New Photo

by Maggie Schneider
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“NCIS: Los Angeles” star Renee Felice Smith is a dog mom, and she’s proud of it. Check out her latest Instagram post.

Dog moms unite! “NCIS: Los Angeles” alum Renee Felice Smith loves showing off her cute pups. The actress uses social media to capture her everyday moments, and her latest post is just adorable. Her three dogs are obviously an important part of her life.

Smith uploads a fun black-and-white image to Instagram. Sitting in the middle of a couch, the actress is surrounded by two of her dogs on either side of her. Her third, smaller pup is laying sweetly on her lap. Smith’s facial expression is hilarious.

“this is my new headshot,” the “NCIS: Los Angeles” alum jokes in her caption. She thanks her partner, Christopher Gabriel, for taking the shot. Smith ends her caption with an important hashtag: #motherofdogs.

This is not the first time Smith has shared her furry family on social media. When embarking (emphasis on the “bark”) on travel adventures, her dogs are always there. They are all smiles in an image posted on the beach!

“Hugo and the Impossible Thing”

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” star and her partner teamed up to write a children’s book. Released last spring, “Hugo and the Impossible Thing” is inspired by Smith’s own pup, Hugo. According to PIX11 Morning News, it “tells the story of a brave little dog on a mission in the forest.” In real life, Smith’s dog Hugo overcame many obstacles, including being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

“It was a long process; pretty much eight months of nursing him back,” Smith says. “It was tough, but he was the one who wanted to keep going. At several points, I said out loud ‘Hugo, if this is too much, you just let us know….’ But every step of the way he met us with energy and he just kept going. He’s a total fighter.”

Unfortunately, Hugo passed away from his brain tumor shortly after treatments. While this is heartbreaking news, it is Smith’s hope that the children’s book makes readers believe that they can do anything.

“Our hope for the book is that Hugo will inspire readers, young and young at heart, to politely ignore the naysayers and really to set out and conquer their own impossible thing, whatever it may be.”

Today, the French bulldog lives on through Smith’s book. She and her partner do everything they can to honor their bulldog’s memory. From participating in animal charity events, to sharing Hugo’s story with others, the couple is passionate about helping animals.