We are just loving this dog family photo of Golden Retriever puppies. Retrievers are eager, hard workers with a great sense of smell, and they love to play fetch. These puppies have far more brothers and sisters than we people usually do, but a mama retriever can have up to 12 puppies at once! That’s plenty of helpers to fetch your Frisbee.

*Wee ones:* How many puppies can we see in the picture? Look closely!

*Little kids:* If the puppy who’s hiding was born 5^{th}, how many puppies were born before her? *Bonus:* If your golden puppy runs 10 feet to fetch a ball and then brings it right back to you, how far did he run in total?

*Big kids:* Goldens get really sad if left alone for more than 7 hours. If you leave the house at 1:30 in the afternoon, by what time should you be back? *Bonus:* If a litter of puppies has 15 more legs than noses, how many puppies are there?

__Answers:__

*Wee ones:* 7 puppies. One is hiding between the last 2 puppies on the right.

*Little kids:* 4 puppies. *Bonus:* 20 feet.

*Big kids:* By 8:30 that night. *Bonus:* 5 puppies. Each puppy has 3 more legs than noses, and 15 has 5 sets of that. They’ll have 20 legs and 5 noses.