King of the House

King of the House

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Last night, while watching School of Rock, I turned to JD and asked him who he liked more: Polo or me. Polo, of course. His answer was easy and uncomplicated and smugly proffered. Apparently, permeating the bond between my man and my dog is an impossible feat. …And the best thing about Polo, JD continued is that he doesn’t talk back. I debated between retorting with a oration of Why Talking Back is Beneficial, and remaining silent. I opted for the latter because if I didn’t, I’d make Polo look even better.

But the truth of the matter is that Polo holds a special spot in both our hearts. A quiet nook JD can never touch. Polo fills the gaps and makes us happier, which earns him the title of King of the House.

I’m not lying when I say Polo hated me while I took his picture. Just look at him. If he could talk, he’d be all, Woman, I LOATHE you.

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  1. Tara -

    haha soooo cute! I had a dog for 5 days one year about 15 years ago and then my mom had had enough of it…sadly so. Polo is adorable and that pic is hilarious. Happy tgiving weekend 🙂

      11.29.08 - 5:51 pm

  2. JD -

    Jasmine, I want you to know that I love complicated people 🙂 So you take the crown!

      11.29.08 - 5:51 pm

  3. Dawn B -

    High maintenance people need love too! You GO Jasmine!

      11.29.08 - 6:13 pm

  4. Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) -

    HaHa, Nate and I cannot wait to get a pup of our own! And take ridiculous photos of him as well. 😉

      11.29.08 - 6:20 pm

  5. Michael Wachniak -

    He kinda has a "Santa" look to him… red hat… white beard…. 🙂

      11.29.08 - 6:43 pm

  6. Brian Mickelson -

    Jasmine,

    Exactly what breed of dog is Polo?

      11.29.08 - 6:51 pm

  7. Lora Carr -

    Jasmine,

    Is Polo a Coton de Tulear? Our puppy Libby fills that spot for us, too. Oh, and like I have time, but she has her own blog: http://www.sweetlibby.wordpress.com

      11.29.08 - 7:00 pm

  8. Christina -

    What an adorable king!!! I want one!! 😉

      11.29.08 - 7:06 pm

  9. cassandra m -

    On the contrary, I believe he is saying "ONLY for YOU Jasmine would I wear this thing and sit still for a picture…" It still amazes me how our pets love us UNCONDITIONALLY! I love Polo Posts!!!!

      11.29.08 - 9:05 pm

  10. Michelle@Memorable Events -

    Adorable! He looks disgusted, oh the things they do to make us happy!

      11.29.08 - 9:38 pm

  11. allyson magda -

    I couldn’t agree more!

      11.29.08 - 10:10 pm

  12. G.E. Masana -

    Not only that, but Polo likes JD more too.

      11.29.08 - 10:32 pm

  13. Leslie -

    Thank you for the much needed laugh!

      11.29.08 - 10:40 pm

  14. Apple -

    Haha! I bet you’re JD’s one and only queen though!;)

      11.29.08 - 10:50 pm

  15. kristin brancaleone -

    School of Rock is one of my most favorite movies. I can sing "Legend of the Rent" all the way through, with the little high kick that Jack Black does too. Polo is so cute!

      11.29.08 - 11:19 pm

  16. Matthew Saville -

    You should upload this to http://www.ihasahotdog.com, hahaha….

      11.30.08 - 2:12 am

  17. Tiffany -

    king polo…love it! I want to meet polo!

      11.30.08 - 2:29 am

  18. Melissa ~ -

    How on earth do you get him to lay down long enough to take a picture?! There is no way my lab will sit for that long, I swear she has ADHD!

      11.30.08 - 2:29 am

  19. Katherine Bowman -

    He is sooo cute! 🙂

      11.30.08 - 2:54 am

  20. jamie -

    Oh man… this cracked me up. A nice little pick me up on a saturday night. HA! Those words are written all over his face.

      11.30.08 - 3:09 am

  21. jen from windy ridge -

    You got me laughing. And the photo is beautiful!

      11.30.08 - 3:18 am

  22. katie Humphreys -

    He’s the king of the house!! And he doesn’t loathe you – he’s saying "Mom, I’d do anything for you!!" 🙂

    LOVE IT!!

      11.30.08 - 3:54 am

  23. Cathy Crawley -

    I can only imagine how you will be when you have a real baby, poor Polo will loose his title for sure 🙂

      11.30.08 - 4:25 am

  24. Cindy -

    OMGosh this is so adorable. My fave little dogs and I love seeing little Polo.

    Can I ask what action you used on this? I love the tones.

      11.30.08 - 5:48 am

  25. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs -

    He is so dang cute! I think I post that every time that you share a pic of Polo, but gosh…He is just so dang cute, J*!

      11.30.08 - 6:08 am

  26. manon -

    oh how cute. love him.

      11.30.08 - 12:05 pm

  27. Christopher -

    Tell JD not to worry, I have given the very same answer to my wife!

      11.30.08 - 1:52 pm

  28. Karen (Mikols) Bonar -

    Hmmm…..and to think this created a MAJOR engagement battle because someone asked me who was more important: Erik or Esse the cat … a long pause was NOT welcome. Oops. 😉

      11.30.08 - 2:46 pm

  29. Melissa -

    I told my hubby the other day that I wished he got as excited about me coming into a room as he does when our dog Ozzie does!! ;o)

    Great shot!

      11.30.08 - 2:58 pm

  30. april -

    Haha. He is a very tolerant king.

      11.30.08 - 3:40 pm

  31. Rene Skrodzki -

    King eh … My 2 act more like Emperors, I wish they could be reduced down to Kings, I want my bed back 🙂

      11.30.08 - 6:39 pm

  32. JJ -

    Polo RULES!!! 🙂

      11.30.08 - 7:54 pm

  33. HOLLY RUSSELL -

    I LOVE HIS FACE, YOU CANT BEAT IT. YOUR SO ENLIGHTENING AND ONE THING I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING IS HAVING SOMEONE LIKE YOU TO LOOK UP TOO! SO, THANK YOU GOD BLESS

      11.30.08 - 8:19 pm

  34. HOLLY RUSSELL -

    I LOVE HIS FACE, YOU CANT BEAT IT. YOUR SO ENLIGHTENING AND ONE THING I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING IS HAVING SOMEONE LIKE YOU TO LOOK UP TOO! SO, THANK YOU GOD BLESS

      11.30.08 - 8:19 pm

  35. Maria Brito -

    I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!

      12.1.08 - 1:32 am

  36. Jackie L. -

    He is absolutely too cute! My doggies make me whole too 🙂

      12.1.08 - 3:00 am

  37. michelle cunningham -

    ok… chicken before the egg question. did you shoot the picture first then come up with the post or post first then took the picture? poor polo.. i’m thinking it was the former. hehehe.

      12.1.08 - 8:44 am

  38. Joan Solitario -

    I love Polo pictures! Can’t get enough of him! ;D

      12.1.08 - 2:09 pm

  39. Leah Charbonneau -

    I love when you post about Polo! I feel the same way about my lab Gracie. There’s just something about a dog that no human can fulfill. Have a great day!

      12.1.08 - 2:36 pm

  40. Ashley Rose -

    Im sure Polo loves his reign over the household and the crown is his flair!!! Cuteness.Pretty sure our new pup loathes me already. I already bought him a vest and forced him into it for a shoot 🙂

      12.1.08 - 8:36 pm

  41. Ashley -

    Love this post. We just put our beloved Bella down tonight and it makes me feel good to know that we weren’t the only ones who felt our dog was Queen of the house.

      12.2.08 - 4:46 am

  42. Kirsten -

    LOL! This is fantastic [the story and the picture] and makes me remember why I don’t have a puppy. Too much fuss. But I always love to see others happy in petdom.

    The crown is a great touch.

      12.2.08 - 2:46 pm

  43. Curtis Farmer -

    IKEA Dog Toy!! Love it!

      12.2.08 - 5:45 pm

  44. Lydia -

    I bet your Polo posts have contributed to a popularity of Maltese puppies! I know I want one after seeing him! My big puppy is a love though, and I would miss her cute idiosyncrasies .

      12.2.08 - 8:21 pm

  45. jeramy -

    i think this may be borderline unhealthy….i’m just saying.

      12.2.08 - 10:11 pm

  46. Simply Modern Weddings -

    love this little guy…we need to have a playdate with Polo and my little Roma!

      12.3.08 - 5:52 am

  47. Tracy -

    Awwww! Polo is adorable…
    I do so love all my pets… all three dogs and the cat! I’d have more if my husband and I could only have… ummm… like a farm or something! : )

      12.3.08 - 5:47 pm

  48. Liza -

    Truly he is!

      12.4.08 - 6:53 am

  49. Stephanie -

    Polo is adorable! I just want to cuddle with him! I want a dog, but I think my cat Lola would not allow it! Ha! Please tell Polo he is too cute!

      12.4.08 - 1:38 pm

  50. The Memory Journalists -

    Love this picture of Polo! He is the king!

      12.5.08 - 4:54 am

  51. Guen -

    cute pic of your baby…mine is named "Popo" i can relate!!!

      12.5.08 - 6:55 am

  52. Anthony -

    Surprise: She’s a he. Oh, Shit.

      12.7.08 - 3:03 pm

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