18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
A Golden Dozen

Our Golden Retriever, Charlee had 12 pups and took the best care of them day and night. When weaning time came, this picture presented itself magically. We took her and her golden dozen into our backyard to let them all eat the softened dog food gruel. When we released them, they all quickly munched away. We all smiled ear to ear as Charlee looked up with pride, of her pups first sign of independence. The simplest of life’s proudest moments can feel your heart with such joy:)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Amanda, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Judy Blum