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

    November 29th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    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 🙂

  2. JD

    November 29th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

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

  3. Dawn B

    November 29th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    High maintenance people need love too! You GO Jasmine!

  4. Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography)

    November 29th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

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

  5. Michael Wachniak

    November 29th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

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

  6. Brian Mickelson

    November 29th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Jasmine,

    Exactly what breed of dog is Polo?

  7. Lora Carr

    November 29th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    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

  8. Christina

    November 29th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

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

  9. cassandra m

    November 29th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    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!!!!

  10. Michelle@Memorable Events

    November 29th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

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

  11. allyson magda

    November 29th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I couldn’t agree more!

  12. G.E. Masana

    November 29th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Not only that, but Polo likes JD more too.

  13. Leslie

    November 29th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you for the much needed laugh!

  14. Apple

    November 29th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

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

  15. kristin brancaleone

    November 29th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    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!

  16. Matthew Saville

    November 30th, 2008 at 2:12 am

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

  17. Tiffany

    November 30th, 2008 at 2:29 am

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

  18. Melissa ~

    November 30th, 2008 at 2:29 am

    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!

  19. Katherine Bowman

    November 30th, 2008 at 2:54 am

    He is sooo cute! 🙂

  20. jamie

    November 30th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    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.

  21. jen from windy ridge

    November 30th, 2008 at 3:18 am

    You got me laughing. And the photo is beautiful!

  22. katie Humphreys

    November 30th, 2008 at 3:54 am

    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!!

  23. Cathy Crawley

    November 30th, 2008 at 4:25 am

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

  24. Cindy

    November 30th, 2008 at 5:48 am

    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.

  25. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    November 30th, 2008 at 6:08 am

    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*!

  26. manon

    November 30th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    oh how cute. love him.

  27. Christopher

    November 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

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

  28. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    November 30th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    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. 😉

  29. Melissa

    November 30th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    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!

  30. april

    November 30th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Haha. He is a very tolerant king.

  31. Rene Skrodzki

    November 30th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

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

  32. JJ

    November 30th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Polo RULES!!! 🙂

  33. HOLLY RUSSELL

    November 30th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    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

  34. HOLLY RUSSELL

    November 30th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    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

  35. Maria Brito

    December 1st, 2008 at 1:32 am

    I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!

  36. Jackie L.

    December 1st, 2008 at 3:00 am

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

  37. michelle cunningham

    December 1st, 2008 at 8:44 am

    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.

  38. Joan Solitario

    December 1st, 2008 at 2:09 pm

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

  39. Leah Charbonneau

    December 1st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    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!

  40. Ashley Rose

    December 1st, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    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 🙂

  41. Ashley

    December 2nd, 2008 at 4:46 am

    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.

  42. Kirsten

    December 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    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.

  43. Curtis Farmer

    December 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    IKEA Dog Toy!! Love it!

  44. Lydia

    December 2nd, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    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 .

  45. jeramy

    December 2nd, 2008 at 10:11 pm

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

  46. Simply Modern Weddings

    December 3rd, 2008 at 5:52 am

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

  47. Tracy

    December 3rd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    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! : )

  48. Liza

    December 4th, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Truly he is!

  49. Stephanie

    December 4th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    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!

  50. The Memory Journalists

    December 5th, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Love this picture of Polo! He is the king!

  51. Guen

    December 5th, 2008 at 6:55 am

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

  52. Anthony

    December 7th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Surprise: She’s a he. Oh, Shit.