‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Renée Felice Smith’s Dogs Are Living the Absolute Dream

by Joe Rutland
(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

You remember that saying, “It’s a dog’s life?” We have proof that it’s real from NCIS: Los Angeles star Renee Felice Smith.

She played Nell Jones on the CBS crime drama from 2010-21.

But Smith has some doggone good dog action on a video to share with the world. She did just that on Sunday thanks to Instagram.

Her fans were quite ready to comment on the video, too.

One writes, “Perfection.”

Another one writes, “Beautiful.” Then another fan says, “So peaceful”.

Then one more follower of the NCIS: Los Angeles star writes, “The very best life”.

Yes, Smith is no longer a part of the CBS show. But fans will be able to see her in those coveted reruns that air in syndication.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Has Been Taking It To Life After Being On Show

What do you do after leaving a successful show like NCIS: Los Angeles? Spend time traveling and with her dogs. Hey, that’s what Smith has been doing.

You can check out her photographs on her Instagram account.

In September, she went to Colorado and shared her trip. She posted a photo of a gorgeous mountain that was backdropped by clear blue skies. “Colorado, you’re impossible to capture but fool i am, i’ll continue to try,” Smith writes.

Add some time with her dogs to the mix, too.

Now, back in October, she also posted a photo of three of her dogs, Velma, Alfie, and Stitch.

They were gathered at the beach. Now, Smith simply captioned the photo “pals” and used hashtags for all of her dogs. “Where is Mabel?” one fan asked in the comments, inquiring about one missing pup. Smith writes,
“On a sofa bed, chillin’.” Hugo was missing in the photo as well, most likely also chillin’ on the sofa bed.

Recently, Smith wrote a children’s book titled Hugo and the Impossible Thing with her partner, writer, and producer Chris Gabriel. It follows the couple’s dog, named Hugo. He proves that every animal in the forest is wrong and conquers the Impossible Thing.

In reality, the book happened to be based on Hugo’s battle with a life-threatening disease. The Impossible Thing is a metaphor for Hugo’s disease. It also is about the struggle that he overcame as a little dog facing a big challenge.

In a review for the book, Kirkus Reviews says the book is “The perfect story for goal-oriented readers (as well as those who need the occasional nudge).”

So, she is working on life beyond the primetime network show. NCIS: Los Angeles is one of two spin-offs from the OG show that is on TV right now. NCIS: Hawai’i airs right after NCIS.