Happy Halloween 2007


I’ve never been one for Halloween. You’d think that I’d love the notion of walking around and getting free chocolate, right? I mean, that’s almost as good as not having to walk around for free chocolate. No mobility and free chocolate? Sign me up!

This morning, however, hasn’t really been that great. Polo is off at the vet today to get neutered and I’m so sad without him. Yes, this totally sounds sappy and—quite frankly—a little pathetic, but just the idea of him in a crate just kills me. My dog is part human and literally cries when we leave him alone. Like human tears. I find myself trying to work, but my thoughts go back to him and wonder if he’s okay. Does he have enough water? Is someone there to rub his ears? Is he crying?

Like I said, I can be a little pathetic.

Another bummer is that I’ve been SO swamped lately that JD and I never got around to our pumpkin carving competition. I woke this morning and saw our two perfectly intact orange vegetables in our living room. Have our lives been so hairy lately that we don’t even have an hour to carve a pumpkin?! That made me sad.

The good news is that I’m dressing up this year for Halloween! Um, kinda. Sorta. I’m dressing up as a photographer! 😉 Every year my church hosts a HUGE carnival, so when I was asked to photograph the event, I had to say yes. I mean, how can I decline a request from my pastor?! 😉

I hope everyone has a great day today and eats lots of chocolate and sweets…life is too short not to!

…and, uh, yeah…this is my last-ditch attempt at a festive pumpkin. i’m obviously the one of the right. 😉

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  1. kerri mcconnell

    October 31st, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    LOL… too cute!! happy halloween… give hugs to polo when he returns home!

  2. stephanie mcbride

    October 31st, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    JASMINE! you are so incredibily talented, i look at your blog all the time. thanks for all the photo tips, i appreciate your honesty on the lenses you use and what you shoot with. i am just starting out and can use all the help i can get. you are amazing! happy halloween!

  3. Isabel

    October 31st, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Your pumpkin wins! The eyelashes did it for me! hehehe

    Happy Halloweenie!

  4. Korey

    October 31st, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I totally know what you mean with Polo. When Koal went in I felt like a traitor, getting him in the car and taking him there. And then when I picked him up he was sleepy and seemed disappointed in me. I know dogs shouldn’t have a "disappointed" or "betrayed" feeling ability–but you know they do. Fortunately they are very forgiving!!

  5. Jolene

    October 31st, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    you are so sweet. I’d be the same way if I owned a doggy like yours. I hope he’s okay. Have fun at the carnival!

  6. angel swanson

    October 31st, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    i totally feel you right now! i just need a second to catch my breath! hope you have a lovely evening and that you’ll be able to keep your mind off polo. he’ll be fine! xoxo

  7. erin

    October 31st, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    love the pumpkins!!

  8. Rachel Brooke

    November 1st, 2007 at 12:42 am

    hahaha too cute!!!

  9. Lauri

    November 1st, 2007 at 1:33 am

    Aww! I know exactly how you feel. I was a complete disaster the last time my dog Zoe had to spend an overnight at the vet. My poor puppy girl! But Polo will be home soon and everything will be just fine 🙂 And hopefully you’ll get a second to relax and take some pleasure in the details soon enough. Happy Halloween!!

  10. nicole green

    November 1st, 2007 at 4:05 am

    i see nothing wrong with how you’re feeling about your pup. 🙁 when i had to take otis to the vet for his appointment, i cried on the way home! he was so scared and the mean girl at the vet was pounding on the cages to "get the dogs to be quiet." that was probably the worst! it was awful! he was so groggy when he got home too. i felt soo bad for even taking him. i thought he’d hate me forever. he’s all good now though .. though he does have HUGE case of separation anxiety. poor guy! 🙁 and by the way, love your pumpkins. the hats are such a cute bonus. 🙂

  11. sarah

    November 1st, 2007 at 4:15 am

    aw, we just got our 5 month old akita pup spayed and it was really sad not having her around.

    but what’s worse is when i brought her home with her e collar. she HATED it. she was fighting it and crying for hours and trying to lick her sutures when we got home. it broke my heart not being able to ease her discomfort. i so wasn’t prepared for that!

    anyways, if polo has similar issues with the e collar you might want to try putting him in a baby onesie and cutting a some strategic holes in it. worked for my gf’s maltese. but make sure he leaves his sutures alone. my akita pup is just too big for something like that so she just had to tough it out with the e collar. she gets her staples removed next week…finally. my poor girl.

  12. Kymberli

    November 1st, 2007 at 7:20 am

    I know what you mean. I volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter at LEAST two times a week and saying "Goodbye" when I close the door and having one of those dogs just looking at me and wagging it’s tail KILLS me. 🙁 But they are well taken care of and I’m sure little Polo will be too! 🙂 I have some cute photos of dogs in costume that I took at our local HOWLoween parade, but I haven’t posted them on my blog yet. Too bad, because you would get a kick out of some of them probably and it would give you some laughs in the meantime. Just imagine a tiny (French?) bulldog in a Superman suit. Too funny. 🙂 I should have them up by this weekend if you decide to take a look around. Try not to worry too much about Polo and even if you do, you’re NOT pathetic. 🙂 P.S. – CUTE pumpkins! 🙂

  13. cassandra m

    November 1st, 2007 at 9:06 am

    jaz…not pathetic…its simply your love for your baby. i understand that feeling and i am right there with you. my mocha is my child too and spoiled rotten to proudly say. you are a good mommy. Mocha is my world and I also get the sad eyes when leaving. my prayers are with Polo that all goes well for him.

  14. Jackie

    November 1st, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I know exactly how you feel! My little yorkie gets sad when I leave too. I hope Polo comes out great!

  15. david baxter

    November 1st, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    happy eyes jaz~olantern wins! happy haloween guys 🙂

  16. Nataly

    November 1st, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    I hope Polo is doing well 🙂

    I think both pumpkins are winners 😉

  17. Justine Ungaro

    November 1st, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Oh poor Polo. I’m right there with you Jas, I understand completely. Oliver got the snip snip several years ago but 2 weeks ago he went to doggy day care for a day and I actually cried when I dropped him off. Then I watched him on the webcam for hours. I’m so pathetic! 🙂

  18. Sue Jean

    November 2nd, 2007 at 3:05 am

    Just please don’t forget to brush and floss ;P

    I know you won’t Jas!!

  19. Sue Jean

    November 2nd, 2007 at 3:05 am

    to brush and floss, that is…

  20. Simply Modern Weddings

    November 2nd, 2007 at 4:31 am

    I love it…looks like my kind of pumkins! Hugs for Polo!

  21. Misty Smith

    November 2nd, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    way to cute!

  22. Kate Mefford

    November 2nd, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    At least you bothered to draw faces on your pumpkins! Ours were faceless, nameless, & never even made it outside.

  23. Jen McNulty

    November 4th, 2007 at 12:27 am

    Aww, why is it pathetic to miss your puppy? It is so NOT pathetic! It is compassionate and should be admired. People who love their animals as though they are their children are pretty much the only people I have any respect for. My dog has is own blog, and I blog about him and my kitties all the time! They are our lives, and we are theirs. Our relationships with the animals in our lives are very special. 🙂

  24. kay english

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    You should have carved these pumpkins… 😉