Happy Birthday Polo!

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 -

    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

      1.16.13 - 2:04 pm

  2. Monica -

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

      1.16.13 - 2:13 pm

  3. 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.

      1.16.13 - 3:02 pm

  4. sugoot -

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

      1.16.13 - 3:27 pm

  5. desiree -

    Happy Birthday Polo!!! He’s adorable!

      1.16.13 - 3:52 pm

  6. Haley Johnston -

    Love this!! Happy Birthday, Polo!!

      1.16.13 - 4:15 pm

  7. 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.

      1.16.13 - 4:15 pm

  8. Soph -

    Happy Birthday, Polo!

      1.16.13 - 4:18 pm

  9. anouschka -

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

      1.16.13 - 4:22 pm

  10. 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!

      1.16.13 - 4:27 pm

  11. 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. 😉

      1.16.13 - 4:27 pm

  12. Moose -

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

      1.16.13 - 4:29 pm

  13. 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!

      1.16.13 - 4:44 pm

  14. Eileen -

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

      1.16.13 - 4:51 pm

  15. yadira -

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

      1.16.13 - 4:55 pm

  16. Donna Stokes Kennedy -

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

      1.16.13 - 4:58 pm

  17. Stephanie Stewart -

    Happy Birthday, Polo!!!

      1.16.13 - 5:09 pm

  18. 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!

      1.16.13 - 5:12 pm

  19. Patrick Farrington -

    I thought Polo’s birthday was in February.

      1.16.13 - 5:22 pm

  20. Justine Cirullo -

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

      1.16.13 - 6:34 pm

  21. Lily -

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

      1.16.13 - 6:35 pm

  22. Lydia -

    Happy B’day Polo!!

      1.16.13 - 6:57 pm

  23. rich -

    go polo – it’s your birthday!

      1.16.13 - 7:46 pm

  24. John Charlton -

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

      1.16.13 - 8:34 pm

  25. Evonne & Darren -

    Happy Birthday, Polo!

      1.16.13 - 8:52 pm

  26. 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!

      1.16.13 - 10:28 pm

  27. LEOLAK -

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

      1.17.13 - 2:14 am

  28. jamie -

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

      1.17.13 - 6:43 am

  29. Alexandra Azpurua -

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

      1.17.13 - 12:38 pm

  30. Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs -


      1.17.13 - 3:55 pm

  31. Jen R -

    Happy birthday Polo. love the glasses

      1.17.13 - 4:22 pm

  32. Andria Lavine -

    Happy Birthday P’dawg!

      1.17.13 - 5:17 pm

  33. Kathryn Denelle Stevens -

    Happy birthday, Polo!!

      1.17.13 - 6:38 pm

  34. 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!

      1.17.13 - 7:53 pm

  35. Fabuluxe Photos -

    Polo is just Purrr-fect!

      1.17.13 - 9:37 pm

  36. DjKlax -

    Happy b-day Polo! You look great!

      1.17.13 - 9:53 pm

  37. Falcon -

    Polo is OFFICIALLY the cutest pup ever!

      1.18.13 - 3:09 am

  38. Lucie Zeka -

    He look so cute

      1.19.13 - 6:29 am

  39. Bobbie Brown -

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

      1.20.13 - 2:30 am

  40. Hannes Uys -

    Killer shot of Polo!

      1.21.13 - 7:18 am

  41. Brittani -

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

      1.21.13 - 6:49 pm

  42. 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.

      1.25.13 - 8:17 pm

  43. cassandra-m -

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

      1.31.13 - 8:07 am

  44. Sonya -

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

      1.26.15 - 1:24 am

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