Kelley Mitchell and her Corgi, Oscar, share some quality time in Mitchell’s backyard in Miami Shores.
Kelley Mitchell and her Corgi, Oscar, share some quality time in Mitchell’s backyard in Miami Shores. Photos by CARL JUSTE MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Kelley Mitchell and her Corgi, Oscar, share some quality time in Mitchell’s backyard in Miami Shores. Photos by CARL JUSTE MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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