01.16.13 Personal

Happy Birthday Polo!

I
often joke about my obsession with my dog. It might border along creepy, but that's who I am: big, loud, up-in-your-face love you lots. For a while I tried finding a middle ground, but I've realized there is no such thing as lukewarm when it comes to love. Polo, my seven-year-old Maltese, is the center of my world. He sits squarely as its nucleus with JD and my family.

For seven years I've developed a co-worker, therapist, and instant pillow and my life is better because of my dog. He's the last thing I see falling asleep, the first thing I see when I wake up and reminds me life is most beautiful when taking a mid afternoon walk. Slowly. Enjoying each stop at the hydrants.

We celebrated Polo's seventh birthday with a photo shoot and dog cupcakes. Oh, and I had to buy him a festive accessory or else the day wouldn't have been complete.


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cassandra-m - HaaAAaAaaPPpPppPppPYYyYyy Birthday POLO!!!!! Woof woof. Xoxoxoxo, Mocha   01.31.13 - 12:07am
jon - What a great photo of a cute pup. I can relate as I can't seem to stop taking photos of our new morkie pup and I even signed up to Pinterest just to post her.   01.25.13 - 12:17pm
Brittani - hahaaha, i just got my baby, a bichon. loooove her. she does make life better.. happy bday Polo!!  01.21.13 - 10:49am
Hannes Uys - Killer shot of Polo!  01.20.13 - 11:18pm
Bobbie Brown - Haha! Happy Birthday to one cute little dog! Oh goodness... did i just wish a dog "happy birthday"?!  01.19.13 - 6:30pm
Lucie Zeka - He look so cute  01.18.13 - 10:29pm
Falcon - Polo is OFFICIALLY the cutest pup ever!   01.17.13 - 7:09pm
DjKlax - Happy b-day Polo! You look great!  01.17.13 - 1:53pm
Fabuluxe Photos - Polo is just Purrr-fect!  01.17.13 - 1:37pm
Robyn Rachel - OMG! Laughed out loud at this! Lucy is totally jealous that she doesn't have a mom that buys her awesome bday accessories like this! PS: pretty sure that Polo received more bday wishes that I ever have-what a star!  01.17.13 - 11:53am
Kathryn Denelle Stevens - Happy birthday, Polo!!  01.17.13 - 10:38am
Andria Lavine - Happy Birthday P'dawg!   01.17.13 - 9:17am
Jen R - Happy birthday Polo. love the glasses  01.17.13 - 8:22am
Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs - The CUTENESS!  01.17.13 - 7:55am
Alexandra Azpurua - This is a great picture, absolutely adorable :)! Happy Birthday Polo!   01.17.13 - 4:38am
jamie - aw he is so cute. totally should get my mom's dogs some shades. Happy bday Polo!  01.16.13 - 10:43pm
LEOLAK - POLO PIC!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLO!!! This post brings a smile to my face which was needed to today!!  01.16.13 - 6:14pm
Kitrin Jeffrey - Absolutely love the specs. My JRT turns eight this summer and she's been with me through thick and thin. Happy Birthday Polo!  01.16.13 - 2:28pm
Evonne & Darren - Happy Birthday, Polo!  01.16.13 - 12:52pm
John Charlton - I'm loving it that Polo smiles for you and lets you put glasses on him! Great photograph!  01.16.13 - 12:34pm
rich - go polo - it's your birthday!  01.16.13 - 11:46am
Lydia - Happy B'day Polo!!  01.16.13 - 10:57am
Lily - Happy Birthday, POLO!! Awww Jasmine I can so relate I love my Maltese Roxy, she is literally our fur baby. The best!!!   01.16.13 - 10:35am
Justine Cirullo - now I want a dog, gosh darn it! I thought I had given up on adding that responsibility.... ;)  01.16.13 - 10:34am
Patrick Farrington - I thought Polo's birthday was in February.   01.16.13 - 9:22am
Brenda Eley - I absolutely love this picture, and the fact that he got spoiled on his b-day!! He is so photogenic, and such a good doggie for sitting still for this pic, he knows his mommy is well known! Happy birthday Polo, hugs!  01.16.13 - 9:12am
Stephanie Stewart - Happy Birthday, Polo!!!  01.16.13 - 9:09am
Donna Stokes Kennedy - I love it! My dog, Peg would never let me do that. Her and Polo are the same age.  01.16.13 - 8:58am
yadira - Feliz Cumpleanos, Polo!! You are so cute, and I hope you get spoiled with lots of love and belly rubs :)  01.16.13 - 8:55am
Eileen - Happy birthday Polo! I feel the same way about my dogs. They are my best friends.  01.16.13 - 8:51am
Karina Bravo - He is a very cool doggie. Happy Birthday Polo You should have your own comic strip..or better yet a reality show! Have a great day!  01.16.13 - 8:44am
Moose - Tail wags and many more, I am 7 too! ~moose  01.16.13 - 8:29am
Kristen - Happy Birthday Polo! I hear ya...my husband & I are in love with our dog and aren't ashamed to admit it. The only difference between her & Polo is that she would NEVER let us dress her up. Ha! Wait...unless there's kibble involved & she'll do anything you want her to. Our life would not be complete if she wasn't in it. ;)   01.16.13 - 8:27am
Jessi - Spoiling your dog is the best. Sometimes I think our dog makes out better than we do with all the treats! Happy Birthday Polo!   01.16.13 - 8:27am
anouschka - Life with furbabes is simply the best. Happy birthday Polo!  01.16.13 - 8:22am
Soph - Happy Birthday, Polo!  01.16.13 - 8:18am
Deborah - Happy Birthday Polo! He is just so adorable, I love those glasses, I will share this picture with my daughter when she get home from school, I know that she'll love it. Thank you for sharing your special moments with Polo with us.  01.16.13 - 8:15am
Haley Johnston - Love this!! Happy Birthday, Polo!!   01.16.13 - 8:15am
desiree - Happy Birthday Polo!!! He's adorable!  01.16.13 - 7:52am
sugoot - hi Jasmine, Where do you get all these cool accessories? Such a wonderful photo. I have a cockapoo and love him to death.  01.16.13 - 7:27am
Elizabeth - Happy Birthday Polo enjoy your day sure looks like your mom spoiled you. Thank you for putting a smile on my face this morning.  01.16.13 - 7:02am
Monica - LOL!!!! He has got to love you!  01.16.13 - 6:13am
emma garcia - i love that he stood still with the glasses i can't make any of my dogs (2) to stay still with anything on their head lol... happy bday polo... he is super cute  01.16.13 - 6:04am
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