17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Last Goodbye

“I’ve loved you for so long,” said Juliet Rubio as she laid by her dog, Dingo. “I hate this, I hate this,” she said over and over again before the final injection. “He’s given me so much comfort.” As he started to die she cried over him saying over and over, “I love you, I love you. Soon, you’re going to be free again.” The photograph was taken on August 2, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: St. Petersburg , Florida, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Ross Taylor