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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  1. emma garcia

    January 16th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    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

  2. Monica

    January 16th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    LOL!!!! He has got to love you!

  3. Elizabeth

    January 16th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Polo enjoy your day sure looks like your mom spoiled you. Thank you for putting a smile on my face this morning.

  4. sugoot

    January 16th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    hi Jasmine, Where do you get all these cool accessories? Such a wonderful photo. I have a cockapoo and love him to death.

  5. desiree

    January 16th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Polo!!! He’s adorable!

  6. Haley Johnston

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Love this!! Happy Birthday, Polo!!

  7. Deborah

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    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.

  8. Soph

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Happy Birthday, Polo!

  9. anouschka

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Life with furbabes is simply the best. Happy birthday Polo!

  10. Jessi

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Spoiling your dog is the best. Sometimes I think our dog makes out better than we do with all the treats! Happy Birthday Polo!

  11. Kristen

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    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. 😉

  12. Moose

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Tail wags and many more, I am 7 too! ~moose

  13. Karina Bravo

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    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!

  14. Eileen

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Happy birthday Polo! I feel the same way about my dogs. They are my best friends.

  15. yadira

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Feliz Cumpleanos, Polo!! You are so cute, and I hope you get spoiled with lots of love and belly rubs 🙂

  16. Donna Stokes Kennedy

    January 16th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I love it! My dog, Peg would never let me do that. Her and Polo are the same age.

  17. Stephanie Stewart

    January 16th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Happy Birthday, Polo!!!

  18. Brenda Eley

    January 16th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    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!

  19. Patrick Farrington

    January 16th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I thought Polo’s birthday was in February.

  20. Justine Cirullo

    January 16th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    now I want a dog, gosh darn it! I thought I had given up on adding that responsibility…. 😉

  21. Lily

    January 16th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Happy Birthday, POLO!! Awww Jasmine I can so relate I love my Maltese Roxy, she is literally our fur baby. The best!!!

  22. Lydia

    January 16th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Happy B’day Polo!!

  23. rich

    January 16th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    go polo – it’s your birthday!

  24. John Charlton

    January 16th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I’m loving it that Polo smiles for you and lets you put glasses on him! Great photograph!

  25. Evonne & Darren

    January 16th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Happy Birthday, Polo!

  26. Kitrin Jeffrey

    January 16th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Absolutely love the specs. My JRT turns eight this summer and she’s been with me through thick and thin. Happy Birthday Polo!

  27. LEOLAK

    January 17th, 2013 at 2:14 am

    POLO PIC!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLO!!! This post brings a smile to my face which was needed to today!!

  28. jamie

    January 17th, 2013 at 6:43 am

    aw he is so cute. totally should get my mom’s dogs some shades. Happy bday Polo!

  29. Alexandra Azpurua

    January 17th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    This is a great picture, absolutely adorable :)! Happy Birthday Polo!

  30. Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs

    January 17th, 2013 at 3:55 pm


  31. Jen R

    January 17th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Happy birthday Polo. love the glasses

  32. Andria Lavine

    January 17th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Happy Birthday P’dawg!

  33. Kathryn Denelle Stevens

    January 17th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Happy birthday, Polo!!

  34. Robyn Rachel

    January 17th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    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!

  35. Fabuluxe Photos

    January 17th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Polo is just Purrr-fect!

  36. DjKlax

    January 17th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Happy b-day Polo! You look great!

  37. Falcon

    January 18th, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Polo is OFFICIALLY the cutest pup ever!

  38. Lucie Zeka

    January 19th, 2013 at 6:29 am

    He look so cute

  39. Bobbie Brown

    January 20th, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Haha! Happy Birthday to one cute little dog! Oh goodness… did i just wish a dog "happy birthday"?!

  40. Hannes Uys

    January 21st, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Killer shot of Polo!

  41. Brittani

    January 21st, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    hahaaha, i just got my baby, a bichon. loooove her. she does make life better.. happy bday Polo!!

  42. jon

    January 25th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    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.

  43. cassandra-m

    January 31st, 2013 at 8:07 am

    HaaAAaAaaPPpPppPppPYYyYyy Birthday POLO!!!!! Woof woof. Xoxoxoxo, Mocha

  44. Sonya

    January 26th, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Every time I look at Polo’s picture I can’t help but laugh. What an emotional pick me up!