An Open Letter of Apology


Dear 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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  1. Andy Rhee

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    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.

  2. rich

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    haha this photo is precious! he needs some good ol lovin!

  3. Robert

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    All artists (even their dogs) have that cool thing going on!

  4. Brittney

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    hahaha too cute!

  5. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Polo is so cute no matter what…Love the pics of him 🙂 Keep ’em coming!

  6. Carrie LeighAnna

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Oh my goodness. Adorb!

  7. Kristen

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Polo you are just too darn cute!

  8. Kat

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Oh Jasmine you are too funny! Thanks for making me smile!

    PS: But yes, Polo needs a trim

  9. Caitlin

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    This is the most adorable picture of him…..I know how you feel when you leave him. I’m the same way with mine….

  10. Larita

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    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."

  11. Life with Kaishon

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:45 pm


  12. Em Heizer Photo

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! Where’d Polo go?

  13. Nicole

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:06 pm


    I could eat that little face too!

  14. Columbus GA Wedding Photographer

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    LOL! I think Polo is looking pretty good. Those curls on his head is what gets the ladies…

  15. Liana

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    as I look guiltily at the picture of my own pup who also needs a trim…

  16. Mary

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    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

  17. JennP

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I love how Polo poses like a model. He’s awesome!

  18. Kristin

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    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!)

  19. Kathy

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Oh yes, puppy tortillas are very yummy. Poor Polo….hope that he’ll get cleaned up soon!

  20. Marissa Rodriguez

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hahahahaha! So cute!

  21. LEOLAK

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    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!!

  22. jenm.

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    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 🙂

  23. TinaLynn

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    you crack me up! I have a little scruffy pup next to me who is also sporting dreds…time for a trim

  24. Jillian

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    How can you not have a book deal yet? You are hysterical! I just love reading your posts — each one makes me smile. Big.

  25. Mel

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    dont think PETA would like it if pet owners started to eat their pets wrapped in floured tortilla…lol but loved your CL weekend…tks

  26. ashley Lucas

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I am glad I’m not the only one obsessed with my doggy. I love the blogs, keep up the good work!!

  27. Nelly

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    awww so adorable

  28. anouschka

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    oh my, he’s just the cutest thing ever… love seeing new pictures of sweet polo!

  29. Robin

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my GAWD – too precious this post is !!!!

  30. Jimmy

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    That is too cute :]

  31. Allurey

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    LMFAO! You are too hilarous, Jasmine!

  32. Peta

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    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

  33. Nicole Zaagman

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    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! 🙂

  34. Angela

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    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!

  35. Brandon Scott

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Benji created that whole scruffy style and now all these other dogs are trying to copy. Polo can pull it off tho

  36. Summer Safrit

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I just love that face and that you can get away with writing apology letters to Polo! Your "down-to-earthness" is refreshing.

  37. Natalie Tuggle

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    It’s impossible for Polo to be un cute..dreds and all!

  38. Jana

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    That is the CUTEST apology letter I have ever read!

  39. Kristin

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Oh you are Where I live and I’m on my way to California!

  40. Nicki Henne

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Hysterical – like – literally – laugh out loud funny. You’re a good puppy mama

  41. Mark

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    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!

  42. Dianne - Bunny Trails

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    No wonder you had to apologize – look at that face!! Too cute.

  43. sarah

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:38 pm


  44. Jill Samter Photography

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    he he he! sometimes we feel the same way about our dog Caspian. oh how cute they are! love them! 😀

  45. Anna

    March 30th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Oh – poor little friend – he’s just darling!

  46. Karisa

    March 30th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    He does look kind of old-manish.

  47. Beatrice Katcher

    March 30th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    This made me smile! It also reminded me that I need to schedule a spring cut for my Yorkie. Polo is such a cutie!

  48. The Memory Journalists

    March 30th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    One dog lover to another….this is adorable! I laughed out loud and could totally relate. Isn’t pet guilt the worst?!

  49. Ashley Goodwin

    March 30th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    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!

  50. Ben

    March 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    your a little bit mental Jasmine! 🙂

  51. Stephanie Lyell

    March 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    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.

  52. Lydia

    March 30th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    He’s still adorable!

  53. Danielle

    March 30th, 2011 at 9:55 pm


    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 😉


  54. Summer

    March 30th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Cutest thing. Ever.

  55. JP Photo

    March 30th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    That is Hilarious! Poor Polo: )

    But Ohio!?!

  56. B

    March 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I die. From cuteness.

  57. Kristin Nicole

    March 30th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    So cute!

  58. Shane O' Sullivan

    March 31st, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Ok you’re gonna kill me, but does Polo have shootsac cushions? 😉

  59. Eileen

    March 31st, 2011 at 12:50 am

    You are hilarious.

  60. jeff heinz

    March 31st, 2011 at 12:54 am


  61. Lloyed Valenzuela

    March 31st, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Polo is sooooo cute!!!

  62. Jodie Lemke

    March 31st, 2011 at 3:32 am

    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!

  63. Fabuluxe Photos

    March 31st, 2011 at 3:35 am

    he is absolutely CUTE

  64. brianne howard

    March 31st, 2011 at 3:40 am

    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!

  65. natalie

    March 31st, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Polo is adorable no matter what his hair looks like:)

  66. Karen

    March 31st, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Polo is still super adorable!

  67. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    March 31st, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Shaggy and all he is so cute!

  68. Kansas City Wedding Photographers

    March 31st, 2011 at 5:35 am

    How CUTE!!!

  69. Evonne & Darren

    March 31st, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I love Polo’s dreadlocks. He looks cool! 🙂

  70. Nessa K

    March 31st, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Oh my goodness, he’s adorable. Maybe all he needs is a day at the puppy spa. =)

  71. Jhoan

    March 31st, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Omg! Polo is adorable!!!

  72. John Batdorff

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I know how you feel when I leave my three dogs behind for assignments.

  73. Krysta

    April 3rd, 2011 at 1:56 am

    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.

  74. Samuel Burns

    April 5th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Wrapped in Jerky flavoured tortilla hey? … *calls animal welfare 😉

    So cute!

  75. HayleyLane

    April 8th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Such a precious dog! Very jealous

  76. Alison Howard

    April 8th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I feel SO much better knowing that my shih tzu Molly is not the only pup that needs some TLC! ;o) Very cute!

  77. Delia

    April 13th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    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.