17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pure Love

I took this photo of my pug Jingle Belle, age 5 yrs, showing nothing but pure love between us. I was sitting on my bed checking my email on my phone and she just came up to me and laid her head on my shoulder, looked at me with those beautiful eyes as if she was telling me " thank you for loving me." I got her from a breeder who wasn't going to breed her anymore and it took Jingle Belle 2 months to even let me hold her or pick her up. This picture means the world to me because it captured the pure unconditional love that she finally felt for me. I loved her from the moment I got her.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Temple, Texas, United States of America
Copyright: © Delecia Lopez