11.29.08 Personal

King of the House

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ast night, while watching School of Rock, I turned to JD and asked him who he liked more: Polo or me. Polo, of course. His answer was easy and uncomplicated and smugly proffered. Apparently, permeating the bond between my man and my dog is an impossible feat. ...And the best thing about Polo, JD continued is that he doesn't talk back. I debated between retorting with a oration of Why Talking Back is Beneficial, and remaining silent. I opted for the latter because if I didn't, I'd make Polo look even better.

But the truth of the matter is that Polo holds a special spot in both our hearts. A quiet nook JD can never touch. Polo fills the gaps and makes us happier, which earns him the title of King of the House.


I'm not lying when I say Polo hated me while I took his picture. Just look at him. If he could talk, he'd be all, Woman, I LOATHE you.
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Anthony - Surprise: She's a he. Oh, Shit.  12.07.08 - 7:03am
Guen - cute pic of your baby...mine is named "Popo" i can relate!!!   12.04.08 - 10:55pm
The Memory Journalists - Love this picture of Polo! He is the king!  12.04.08 - 8:54pm
Stephanie - Polo is adorable! I just want to cuddle with him! I want a dog, but I think my cat Lola would not allow it! Ha! Please tell Polo he is too cute!  12.04.08 - 5:38am
Liza - Truly he is!   12.03.08 - 10:53pm
Tracy - Awwww! Polo is adorable... I do so love all my pets... all three dogs and the cat! I'd have more if my husband and I could only have... ummm... like a farm or something! : )  12.03.08 - 9:47am
Simply Modern Weddings - love this little guy...we need to have a playdate with Polo and my little Roma!  12.02.08 - 9:52pm
jeramy - i think this may be borderline unhealthy....i'm just saying.  12.02.08 - 2:11pm
Lydia - I bet your Polo posts have contributed to a popularity of Maltese puppies! I know I want one after seeing him! My big puppy is a love though, and I would miss her cute idiosyncrasies .  12.02.08 - 12:21pm
Curtis Farmer - IKEA Dog Toy!! Love it!  12.02.08 - 9:45am
Kirsten - LOL! This is fantastic [the story and the picture] and makes me remember why I don't have a puppy. Too much fuss. But I always love to see others happy in petdom. The crown is a great touch.  12.02.08 - 6:46am
Ashley - Love this post. We just put our beloved Bella down tonight and it makes me feel good to know that we weren't the only ones who felt our dog was Queen of the house.  12.01.08 - 8:46pm
Ashley Rose - Im sure Polo loves his reign over the household and the crown is his flair!!! Cuteness.Pretty sure our new pup loathes me already. I already bought him a vest and forced him into it for a shoot :)   12.01.08 - 12:36pm
Leah Charbonneau - I love when you post about Polo! I feel the same way about my lab Gracie. There's just something about a dog that no human can fulfill. Have a great day!  12.01.08 - 6:36am
Joan Solitario - I love Polo pictures! Can't get enough of him! ;D  12.01.08 - 6:09am
michelle cunningham - ok... chicken before the egg question. did you shoot the picture first then come up with the post or post first then took the picture? poor polo.. i'm thinking it was the former. hehehe.  12.01.08 - 12:44am
Jackie L. - He is absolutely too cute! My doggies make me whole too :)  11.30.08 - 7:00pm
Maria Brito - I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!  11.30.08 - 5:32pm
HOLLY RUSSELL - I LOVE HIS FACE, YOU CANT BEAT IT. YOUR SO ENLIGHTENING AND ONE THING I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING IS HAVING SOMEONE LIKE YOU TO LOOK UP TOO! SO, THANK YOU GOD BLESS  11.30.08 - 12:19pm
HOLLY RUSSELL - I LOVE HIS FACE, YOU CANT BEAT IT. YOUR SO ENLIGHTENING AND ONE THING I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING IS HAVING SOMEONE LIKE YOU TO LOOK UP TOO! SO, THANK YOU GOD BLESS  11.30.08 - 12:19pm
JJ - Polo RULES!!! :)  11.30.08 - 11:54am
Rene Skrodzki - King eh ... My 2 act more like Emperors, I wish they could be reduced down to Kings, I want my bed back :)  11.30.08 - 10:39am
april - Haha. He is a very tolerant king.   11.30.08 - 7:40am
Melissa - I told my hubby the other day that I wished he got as excited about me coming into a room as he does when our dog Ozzie does!! ;o) Great shot!  11.30.08 - 6:58am
Karen (Mikols) Bonar - Hmmm.....and to think this created a MAJOR engagement battle because someone asked me who was more important: Erik or Esse the cat ... a long pause was NOT welcome. Oops. ;-)  11.30.08 - 6:46am
Christopher - Tell JD not to worry, I have given the very same answer to my wife!  11.30.08 - 5:52am
manon - oh how cute. love him.  11.30.08 - 4:05am
Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs - He is so dang cute! I think I post that every time that you share a pic of Polo, but gosh...He is just so dang cute, J*!  11.29.08 - 10:08pm
Cindy - OMGosh this is so adorable. My fave little dogs and I love seeing little Polo. Can I ask what action you used on this? I love the tones.  11.29.08 - 9:48pm
Cathy Crawley - I can only imagine how you will be when you have a real baby, poor Polo will loose his title for sure :)   11.29.08 - 8:25pm
katie Humphreys - He's the king of the house!! And he doesn't loathe you - he's saying "Mom, I'd do anything for you!!" :) LOVE IT!!  11.29.08 - 7:54pm
jen from windy ridge - You got me laughing. And the photo is beautiful!  11.29.08 - 7:18pm
jamie - Oh man... this cracked me up. A nice little pick me up on a saturday night. HA! Those words are written all over his face.  11.29.08 - 7:09pm
Katherine Bowman - He is sooo cute! :)  11.29.08 - 6:54pm
Melissa ~ - How on earth do you get him to lay down long enough to take a picture?! There is no way my lab will sit for that long, I swear she has ADHD!   11.29.08 - 6:29pm
Tiffany - king polo...love it! I want to meet polo!  11.29.08 - 6:29pm
Matthew Saville - You should upload this to www.ihasahotdog.com, hahaha....  11.29.08 - 6:12pm
kristin brancaleone - School of Rock is one of my most favorite movies. I can sing "Legend of the Rent" all the way through, with the little high kick that Jack Black does too. Polo is so cute!  11.29.08 - 3:19pm
Apple - Haha! I bet you're JD's one and only queen though!;)  11.29.08 - 2:50pm
Leslie - Thank you for the much needed laugh!  11.29.08 - 2:40pm
G.E. Masana - Not only that, but Polo likes JD more too.  11.29.08 - 2:32pm
allyson magda - I couldn't agree more!   11.29.08 - 2:10pm
Michelle@Memorable Events - Adorable! He looks disgusted, oh the things they do to make us happy!  11.29.08 - 1:38pm
cassandra m - On the contrary, I believe he is saying "ONLY for YOU Jasmine would I wear this thing and sit still for a picture..." It still amazes me how our pets love us UNCONDITIONALLY! I love Polo Posts!!!!   11.29.08 - 1:05pm
Christina - What an adorable king!!! I want one!! ;-)  11.29.08 - 11:06am
Lora Carr - Jasmine, Is Polo a Coton de Tulear? Our puppy Libby fills that spot for us, too. Oh, and like I have time, but she has her own blog: http://www.sweetlibby.wordpress.com  11.29.08 - 11:00am
Brian Mickelson - Jasmine, Exactly what breed of dog is Polo?  11.29.08 - 10:51am
Michael Wachniak - He kinda has a "Santa" look to him... red hat... white beard.... :)  11.29.08 - 10:43am
Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) - HaHa, Nate and I cannot wait to get a pup of our own! And take ridiculous photos of him as well. ;)  11.29.08 - 10:20am
Dawn B - High maintenance people need love too! You GO Jasmine!  11.29.08 - 10:13am
JD - Jasmine, I want you to know that I love complicated people :) So you take the crown!   11.29.08 - 9:51am
Tara - haha soooo cute! I had a dog for 5 days one year about 15 years ago and then my mom had had enough of it...sadly so. Polo is adorable and that pic is hilarious. Happy tgiving weekend :)   11.29.08 - 9:51am
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