An Open Letter of Apology

An Open Letter of Apology

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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.

Love,
Your best friend

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  1. 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.

      3.30.11 - 3:08 pm

  2. rich -

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

      3.30.11 - 3:10 pm

  3. Robert -

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

      3.30.11 - 3:14 pm

  4. Brittney -

    hahaha too cute!

      3.30.11 - 3:21 pm

  5. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs -

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

      3.30.11 - 3:22 pm

  6. Carrie LeighAnna -

    Oh my goodness. Adorb!

      3.30.11 - 3:25 pm

  7. Kristen -

    Polo you are just too darn cute!

      3.30.11 - 3:27 pm

  8. Kat -

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

    PS: But yes, Polo needs a trim

      3.30.11 - 3:33 pm

  9. 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….

      3.30.11 - 3:38 pm

  10. 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."

      3.30.11 - 3:41 pm

  11. Life with Kaishon -

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwdorable.

      3.30.11 - 3:45 pm

  12. Em Heizer Photo -

    OH MY GOODNESS! Where’d Polo go?

      3.30.11 - 3:57 pm

  13. Nicole -

    SOOO CUTE!

    I could eat that little face too!

      3.30.11 - 4:06 pm

  14. Columbus GA Wedding Photographer -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:12 pm

  15. Liana -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:14 pm

  16. 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

      3.30.11 - 4:15 pm

  17. JennP -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:17 pm

  18. 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!)

      3.30.11 - 4:20 pm

  19. Kathy -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:24 pm

  20. Marissa Rodriguez -

    Hahahahaha! So cute!

      3.30.11 - 4:26 pm

  21. 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!!

      3.30.11 - 4:30 pm

  22. 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 🙂

      3.30.11 - 4:31 pm

  23. TinaLynn -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:47 pm

  24. 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.

      3.30.11 - 4:48 pm

  25. Mel -

    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

      3.30.11 - 4:48 pm

  26. ashley Lucas -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:56 pm

  27. Nelly -

    awww so adorable

      3.30.11 - 4:56 pm

  28. anouschka -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:56 pm

  29. Robin -

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

      3.30.11 - 4:56 pm

  30. Jimmy -

    That is too cute :]

      3.30.11 - 4:57 pm

  31. Allurey -

    LMFAO! You are too hilarous, Jasmine!

      3.30.11 - 4:58 pm

  32. 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

      3.30.11 - 4:59 pm

  33. 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! 🙂

      3.30.11 - 5:03 pm

  34. 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!

      3.30.11 - 5:05 pm

  35. Brandon Scott -

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

      3.30.11 - 5:06 pm

  36. 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.

      3.30.11 - 5:12 pm

  37. Natalie Tuggle -

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

      3.30.11 - 5:13 pm

  38. Jana -

    That is the CUTEST apology letter I have ever read!

      3.30.11 - 5:16 pm

  39. Kristin -

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

      3.30.11 - 5:19 pm

  40. Nicki Henne -

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

      3.30.11 - 5:19 pm

  41. 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!

      3.30.11 - 5:24 pm

  42. Dianne - Bunny Trails -

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

      3.30.11 - 5:32 pm

  43. sarah -

    ADORABLE!!!!

      3.30.11 - 5:38 pm

  44. Jill Samter Photography -

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

      3.30.11 - 5:51 pm

  45. Anna -

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

      3.30.11 - 6:08 pm

  46. Karisa -

    He does look kind of old-manish.

      3.30.11 - 6:33 pm

  47. 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!

      3.30.11 - 6:48 pm

  48. 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?!

      3.30.11 - 7:25 pm

  49. 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!

      3.30.11 - 8:14 pm

  50. Ben -

    your a little bit mental Jasmine! 🙂

      3.30.11 - 9:05 pm

  51. 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.

      3.30.11 - 9:20 pm

  52. Lydia -

    He’s still adorable!

      3.30.11 - 9:53 pm

  53. 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

      3.30.11 - 9:55 pm

  54. Summer -

    Cutest thing. Ever.

      3.30.11 - 9:56 pm

  55. JP Photo -

    That is Hilarious! Poor Polo: )

    But Ohio!?!

      3.30.11 - 11:01 pm

  56. B -

    I die. From cuteness.

      3.30.11 - 11:30 pm

  57. Kristin Nicole -

    So cute!

      3.30.11 - 11:44 pm

  58. Shane O' Sullivan -

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

      3.31.11 - 12:00 am

  59. Eileen -

    You are hilarious.

      3.31.11 - 12:50 am

  60. jeff heinz -

    A.Dor.A.ble!

      3.31.11 - 12:54 am

  61. Lloyed Valenzuela -

    Polo is sooooo cute!!!

      3.31.11 - 2:20 am

  62. 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!

      3.31.11 - 3:32 am

  63. Fabuluxe Photos -

    he is absolutely CUTE

      3.31.11 - 3:35 am

  64. 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!

      3.31.11 - 3:40 am

  65. natalie -

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

      3.31.11 - 4:21 am

  66. Karen -

    Polo is still super adorable!

      3.31.11 - 4:22 am

  67. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} -

    Shaggy and all he is so cute!

      3.31.11 - 5:25 am

  68. Kansas City Wedding Photographers -

    How CUTE!!!

      3.31.11 - 5:35 am

  69. Evonne & Darren -

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

      3.31.11 - 6:39 am

  70. Nessa K -

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

      3.31.11 - 10:41 am

  71. Jhoan -

    Omg! Polo is adorable!!!

      3.31.11 - 8:59 pm

  72. John Batdorff -

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

      4.2.11 - 10:44 pm

  73. 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.

      4.3.11 - 1:56 am

  74. Samuel Burns -

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

    So cute!

      4.5.11 - 1:24 am

  75. HayleyLane -

    Such a precious dog! Very jealous

      4.8.11 - 12:27 am

  76. 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!

      4.8.11 - 8:25 pm

  77. 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.

      4.13.11 - 10:08 pm

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