03.30.11 Personal

An Open Letter of Apology

ear Polo, I'm in Ohio right now, but I grabbed this picture before I left to remind me what a bad friend I've been. I mean, really, does a good friend let you walk around looking like a hot mess? No. No, she doesn't. That hair? That scruff? You're making Benji look like David Beckham. You definitely need a good trim, a bath, and your tail to be combed. Let's leave the dreadlocks to Bob Marley, m'kay?

It's a good thing I love you as much as I do (and write you creepy letters online) because with a face like yours, I'm tempted to eat you whole. Wrapped in a jerky-flavored tortilla.

Your best friend

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Delia - With a face like that it can be loved by more than just a mother, he is totally striking a pose. Jasmine, You are too cute.  04.13.11 - 3:08pm
Alison Howard - I feel SO much better knowing that my shih tzu Molly is not the only pup that needs some TLC! ;o) Very cute!   04.08.11 - 1:25pm
HayleyLane - Such a precious dog! Very jealous  04.07.11 - 5:27pm
Samuel Burns - Wrapped in Jerky flavoured tortilla hey? ... *calls animal welfare ;) So cute!  04.04.11 - 6:24pm
Krysta - Oh Jas. I think Polo is adorable. I love the way you write too. I was chuckling while reading this post. Thanks for making my day a little brighter.  04.02.11 - 6:56pm
John Batdorff - I know how you feel when I leave my three dogs behind for assignments.   04.02.11 - 3:44pm
Jhoan - Omg! Polo is adorable!!!   03.31.11 - 1:59pm
Nessa K - Oh my goodness, he's adorable. Maybe all he needs is a day at the puppy spa. =)  03.31.11 - 3:41am
Evonne & Darren - I love Polo's dreadlocks. He looks cool! :)  03.30.11 - 11:39pm
Kansas City Wedding Photographers - How CUTE!!!  03.30.11 - 10:35pm
kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} - Shaggy and all he is so cute!  03.30.11 - 10:25pm
Karen - Polo is still super adorable!  03.30.11 - 9:22pm
natalie - Polo is adorable no matter what his hair looks like:)   03.30.11 - 9:21pm
brianne howard - i totally was going to raise my hand last night and ask you who was watching polo too! (i'm the crazy girl that was there like 6 hours before you;) also, thank you for an amazing seminar last night!  03.30.11 - 8:40pm
Fabuluxe Photos - he is absolutely CUTE  03.30.11 - 8:35pm
Jodie Lemke - My little guy was sitting with my at the computer (he's two) and has been repeating. PUPPY PUPPY PUPPY lol. He's a pretty cute one!  03.30.11 - 8:32pm
Lloyed Valenzuela - Polo is sooooo cute!!!   03.30.11 - 7:20pm
jeff heinz - A.Dor.A.ble!  03.30.11 - 5:54pm
Eileen - You are hilarious.   03.30.11 - 5:50pm
Shane O' Sullivan - Ok you're gonna kill me, but does Polo have shootsac cushions? ;)  03.30.11 - 5:00pm
Kristin Nicole - So cute!  03.30.11 - 4:44pm
B - I die. From cuteness.  03.30.11 - 4:30pm
JP Photo - That is Hilarious! Poor Polo: ) But Ohio!?!  03.30.11 - 4:01pm
Summer - Cutest thing. Ever.  03.30.11 - 2:56pm
Danielle - Jasmine, This made my day! And guilted me into logging off (after I post this) to bath my two little doggies. Thanks for the kick in the pants ;) Danielle  03.30.11 - 2:55pm
Lydia - He's still adorable!  03.30.11 - 2:53pm
Stephanie Lyell - Tell Polo thanks for me for letting you come to Ohio yesterday! It was wonderful hearing you speak and getting to meet you and JD. Hope your thawing out there in CA from the frigid Ohio weather.  03.30.11 - 2:20pm
Ben - your a little bit mental Jasmine! :-)  03.30.11 - 2:05pm
Ashley Goodwin - AHHHAHAHA. I love Polo. And that's so funny that you say that he is a hot mess because I always think he has the best cuts, and so do MY three maltese, Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor of France), Isabelle (Izzie) and Leonardo Raphael (Leo). They are always bugging me to ask Polo how he keeps his hair so shiny!   03.30.11 - 1:14pm
The Memory Journalists - One dog lover to another....this is adorable! I laughed out loud and could totally relate. Isn't pet guilt the worst?!  03.30.11 - 12:25pm
Beatrice Katcher - This made me smile! It also reminded me that I need to schedule a spring cut for my Yorkie. Polo is such a cutie!  03.30.11 - 11:48am
Karisa - He does look kind of old-manish.  03.30.11 - 11:33am
Anna - Oh - poor little friend - he's just darling!  03.30.11 - 11:08am
Jill Samter Photography - he he he! sometimes we feel the same way about our dog Caspian. oh how cute they are! love them! :-D  03.30.11 - 10:51am
sarah - ADORABLE!!!!  03.30.11 - 10:38am
Dianne - Bunny Trails - No wonder you had to apologize - look at that face!! Too cute.  03.30.11 - 10:32am
Mark - Jasmine It was really great to meet you and hear you speak in Akron last night. I will be rethinking everything I do as a photograher - I can't wait. Thanks again for all the great info!  03.30.11 - 10:24am
Nicki Henne - Hysterical - like - literally - laugh out loud funny. You're a good puppy mama  03.30.11 - 10:19am
Kristin - Oh you are Where I live and I'm on my way to California!  03.30.11 - 10:19am
Jana - That is the CUTEST apology letter I have ever read!   03.30.11 - 10:16am
Natalie Tuggle - It's impossible for Polo to be un cute..dreds and all!  03.30.11 - 10:13am
Summer Safrit - I just love that face and that you can get away with writing apology letters to Polo! Your "down-to-earthness" is refreshing.  03.30.11 - 10:12am
Brandon Scott - Benji created that whole scruffy style and now all these other dogs are trying to copy. Polo can pull it off tho  03.30.11 - 10:06am
Angela - J..thank you for the laugh & your BFF is not a HOT MESS, he looks GREAT!!! Just wait until you have kids......they always look like a HOT mess and you can't tell them any different. You are so Funny, have a blessed day!  03.30.11 - 10:05am
Nicole Zaagman - Awww! I think the same thing of my little maltese, Nickel :) We are coming to your "neck of the woods" in July, I keep telling Nickel how much fun he would have on a play date with Polo! :)  03.30.11 - 10:03am
Peta - Aaahh so cute..:-( I am also very very very guilty of neglecting my Paris girl when we are so busy,...I think Paris and your little one need to meet!! xxxx   03.30.11 - 9:59am
Allurey - LMFAO! You are too hilarous, Jasmine!  03.30.11 - 9:58am
Jimmy - That is too cute :]  03.30.11 - 9:57am
Robin - Oh my GAWD - too precious this post is !!!!  03.30.11 - 9:56am
anouschka - oh my, he's just the cutest thing ever... love seeing new pictures of sweet polo!   03.30.11 - 9:56am
Nelly - awww so adorable  03.30.11 - 9:56am
ashley Lucas - I am glad I'm not the only one obsessed with my doggy. I love the blogs, keep up the good work!!   03.30.11 - 9:56am
Mel - dont think PETA would like it if pet owners started to eat their pets wrapped in floured but loved your CL weekend...tks   03.30.11 - 9:48am
Jillian - How can you not have a book deal yet? You are hysterical! I just love reading your posts -- each one makes me smile. Big.   03.30.11 - 9:48am
TinaLynn - you crack me up! I have a little scruffy pup next to me who is also sporting dreds...time for a trim  03.30.11 - 9:47am
jenm. - Umm, I was just thinking the same thing as I was looking at my pup this morning. Good thing I have an appointment tomorrow to get her groomed, because she is looking "RUFF"! Hahahaha! Shaggy and all, Polo still looks cute :)  03.30.11 - 9:31am
LEOLAK - Awww....what a lovely apology! Although Polo is still so freaking adorable..I don't think he can ever look bad. Thanks for the Polo pic!!   03.30.11 - 9:30am
Marissa Rodriguez - Hahahahaha! So cute!  03.30.11 - 9:26am
Kathy - Oh yes, puppy tortillas are very yummy. Poor Polo....hope that he'll get cleaned up soon!  03.30.11 - 9:24am
Kristin - Okay...if that is what a hot mess of a white dog looks like, then my old westie had some *serious* issues!!! (Still don't know how you keep the fur around his mouth so darn white!)  03.30.11 - 9:20am
JennP - I love how Polo poses like a model. He's awesome!  03.30.11 - 9:17am
Mary - oh!!! babyyyyy :( such an adorbs unhappy face!!!! I would be such a bad mommy if I had your Polo!... I would keep him like that just so i could coo over his adorable unhappy face!!!!! <3  03.30.11 - 9:15am
Liana - as I look guiltily at the picture of my own pup who also needs a trim...  03.30.11 - 9:14am
Columbus GA Wedding Photographer - LOL! I think Polo is looking pretty good. Those curls on his head is what gets the ladies...  03.30.11 - 9:12am
Nicole - SOOO CUTE! I could eat that little face too!  03.30.11 - 9:06am
Em Heizer Photo - OH MY GOODNESS! Where'd Polo go?  03.30.11 - 8:57am
Life with Kaishon - Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwdorable.  03.30.11 - 8:45am
Larita - Hee, hee! He's still SO cute! And it's nice to know my dog isn't the only one who doesn't always look "put together."  03.30.11 - 8:41am
Caitlin - This is the most adorable picture of him.....I know how you feel when you leave him. I'm the same way with mine....  03.30.11 - 8:38am
Kat - Oh Jasmine you are too funny! Thanks for making me smile! Kat PS: But yes, Polo needs a trim  03.30.11 - 8:33am
Kristen - Polo you are just too darn cute!  03.30.11 - 8:27am
Carrie LeighAnna - Oh my goodness. Adorb!  03.30.11 - 8:25am
Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs - Polo is so cute no matter what...Love the pics of him :) Keep 'em coming!  03.30.11 - 8:22am
Brittney - hahaha too cute!  03.30.11 - 8:21am
Robert - All artists (even their dogs) have that cool thing going on!  03.30.11 - 8:14am
rich - haha this photo is precious! he needs some good ol lovin!  03.30.11 - 8:10am
Andy Rhee - I think the messy look works for Polo! It's amazing how Polo is always ready for the camera. I find myself chasing after my dog with camera in hand.   03.30.11 - 8:08am