Last Night. This Morning. Just Now

Last Night. This Morning. Just Now


Last night: I’m reading–my hand dangling over the side of bed–and Polo brings me his soccer ball. The one that squeaks when he puts it in his mouth. He uses his forehead to nudge me. Come play with me. That what the nudge says. I throw the covers off and chase him around the bedroom. We tire, then I scoop him in my arms and spweak doggie tawlk to mah luddle fuhwee munstah. I cuddle with him and sing him songs I make up. About soccer balls, treats, and mud baths. Before I turn out the light, JD hands me the soccer ball and asks if I want to play.

This morning: I lay on the floor and call out for Polo. After two hours of email, I need some snuggle time. We spoon and I rest my face in the crevice of his neck. JD tells me from a distance that I’m smothering him. I respond by asking him not to get jealous of our dog. JD clearly wants to be the Little Spoon.

A few minutes ago: Polo lays in my arms while I work in the office. And JD takes a picture. So I remember what it feels like to love a creature so fiercely.

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  1. Alex -

    Polo is ADORABLE!!!! I feel like I know him! haha

      11.17.10 - 6:01 pm

  2. KateCraft -

    That is about the cutest doggy pic I have ever seen

      11.17.10 - 6:02 pm

  3. Carmen -

    I am feeling ya. I do the same with my little poopers (not her real name) and my boyfriend is totally jealous. *-*

      11.17.10 - 6:02 pm

  4. Annelie Adams -

    Awe, I love this picture!

      11.17.10 - 6:03 pm

  5. Cindy A. -

    I love how you love.

      11.17.10 - 6:04 pm

  6. Amy Carson -

    I too know this feeling all too well. Having a pet and knowing that kind of love is something so special.

      11.17.10 - 6:04 pm

  7. Elizabeth Langford -

    Love it!

      11.17.10 - 6:04 pm

  8. lauren -

    the love of a dog is something else isn’t it?… so hard to explain, yet so special. It’s amazing that they love us so unconditionally.

      11.17.10 - 6:05 pm

  9. Lorna Roberts -

    Awwww! Love it! I can soooooo relate to this post! Glad I’m not the only one who acts like this!

      11.17.10 - 6:05 pm

  10. Bridget -

    That is SO sweet! What a beautiful dog!

      11.17.10 - 6:05 pm

  11. jennifer beitchman -

    Every chance I get during my day (usually when the baby is napping) I cuddle, pet and play with my dogs and remind them how much I love them. Mostly because its true and partly because I feel like I’m always telling them to go lay down when the baby is awake. Dogs rule.

      11.17.10 - 6:05 pm

  12. Kelli -

    Polo rocks! I love my furry babies fiercely too, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. 🙂

      11.17.10 - 6:05 pm

  13. Sam -

    You sound just like my wife and our dog Tulip! And JD sounds like me – we both want to be the Little Spoon! By the way, just finished watching your Creativelive session it’s brilliant! Thanks.

      11.17.10 - 6:06 pm

  14. Yuliana -

    Cute! My son saw the picture and said awwwwww! I want that dog!

      11.17.10 - 6:07 pm

  15. T Stark -

    Precious! This may be my favorite picture of Polo – with his mommy! Just wait and see what happens if you have children. Talk about fierce! 🙂

      11.17.10 - 6:07 pm

  16. Brittany Schlamp -

    Absolutely adorable! I’m the same way with my cat. She’s my furbaby.

      11.17.10 - 6:08 pm

  17. Amanda Eubank -

    Polo is just too cute. My little girl just saw me reading this on my computer and said "Santa’s going to bring me that doggie" Great now she want a dog too. Thanks Jasmine! LOL 🙂

      11.17.10 - 6:09 pm

  18. Jess Robertson -

    this is so me and my puppy 🙂 we spoon every morning and my husband just laughs at us. i think he’s slightly jealous too! beautiful photo 🙂

      11.17.10 - 6:11 pm

  19. Artemis Clover: The real L.A. love story. -

    aww i miss my puppies so much! they are the perfect friends. just want some of your love. and your hair looks perfect in the morn! i sure dont wake up like that..

      11.17.10 - 6:11 pm

  20. Kimberly -

    Isn’t it amazing how much we love our little animals! I feel the same way about my cat Cinder. : )

      11.17.10 - 6:14 pm

  21. Sophie Delaveau -

    Love that! Can you imagine the same photo with me and my dog (I have to tell you she is a golden retriever !) ?

      11.17.10 - 6:14 pm

  22. Tanja -

    aahh.. sweet 🙂

      11.17.10 - 6:14 pm

  23. Matthew Cotter -

    OMG! I love it! I love he’ll sit there while you work…

      11.17.10 - 6:15 pm

  24. Anne Ingman -

    My puppy is named Judy and I love her soooo much! She has no idea how good she has it with both my husband and I working from home 🙂 She gets random snuggle time during the day — just like Polo — when starring at the computer just gets to be too much.

      11.17.10 - 6:15 pm

  25. felicia gwen -

    You are going to make a really good mommy someday…if you choose to have babies!

      11.17.10 - 6:15 pm

  26. Maryana -

    OMG, this is insanely adorable!!!!

      11.17.10 - 6:20 pm

  27. Michelle - Shadowbear Photography -

    Aww! Adorable! I know how you feel. I’m so in love with my dog. He’s my baby. Polo is so lucky to have you!

      11.17.10 - 6:21 pm

  28. Maryana -

    OMG! this is insanely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! sweet! perfect!

      11.17.10 - 6:21 pm

  29. Kayla S. -

    This is absolutely adorable! I love it!

      11.17.10 - 6:22 pm

  30. Erika -

    our pets are an extension of us arent’ they – my very loud lab – Wags is a part of our family 🙂 LOL!!! she takes after my husband . . . .except he doesn’t want to chase the UPS man 🙂

      11.17.10 - 6:22 pm

  31. Claudia -

    what a cutie! 🙂

      11.17.10 - 6:27 pm

  32. Amy -

    Oh my goodness! I love that pic of you and Polo! Makes me miss my pup’s. I had to give them away when we moved to Philly. And for what my 2 cents is worth, you have an amazing ability to connect with everyone on the web! Your awesome, Jasmine!

      11.17.10 - 6:34 pm

  33. Marshall Cant -

    Jasmine: Just as I was reading this one of my "puppies" (I have three) came into my office, stood on my leg, and snuggled my neck and shoulder. Ain’t it great to have the whole "family" where you work?! Have a good day.

      11.17.10 - 6:37 pm

  34. Marta V -

    So adorable. I never can resist a cute dog face and Polo sure has one.

      11.17.10 - 6:39 pm

  35. nadya -

    too cute!! I am the exact way with my gizmo baby! I make up songs and sing to him and he gives me lots of kisses and my husband gets jealous lol. wheni am editing he sleeps on my lap or sometimes tries chewing on my desk! But i love him!!

      11.17.10 - 6:41 pm

  36. Em -

    I do this all the time with mine. I don’t know what it is, but it just makes you melt to hold them like that. I swear they take their little paws and hug you back =]

      11.17.10 - 6:41 pm

  37. Deney -

    How do you keep a white dog so clean?! We have a Lhasa Apso and she only gives us a couple of hours after the groomers to enjoy her clean look. Also she has the tear stain problem 🙁

      11.17.10 - 6:42 pm

  38. Jamie Siever -

    There is nothing like a dog. I love how intensely you love yours; all dog lovers should be able to relate!

      11.17.10 - 6:44 pm

  39. Stephanie Stewart -

    LOVE this post! Polo is such a sweetie!!! You have a way with words. And photos. And life. And I love it all!

      11.17.10 - 6:51 pm

  40. sherry boles -

    That image is so absolutely adorable!! Precious, precious, precious!

      11.17.10 - 6:54 pm

  41. Dee -

    So adorable!

      11.17.10 - 6:55 pm

  42. Abigail -

    Oh my goshie! This is the sweetest post ever. Love it!

      11.17.10 - 6:56 pm

  43. A -

    Seeing that picture makes me wish your next post will be a tour of your office!

      11.17.10 - 7:00 pm

  44. LEOLAK -

    Now that I’ve met you and JD…I really want to meet Polo too…so I’m adding that to my list! Love this how you described your doggy love..since I can’t have one…this is pretty close to the next best thing! Thanks for sharing…HI POLO!

      11.17.10 - 7:03 pm

  45. Ivona -

    Aww…He’s such a cutie! We just got our dog, Sasha, from the Humane Society less than a month ago and she is the best. dog. ever! I feel the same way about her as I do about cell phones and internet…don’t know how I ever lived without! Dogs are nothin’ but love, baby!

      11.17.10 - 7:03 pm

  46. cassandra-m -

    My FAVORITE post in awhile. 😉 just because I can relate . . .

      11.17.10 - 7:27 pm

  47. Christy Cundiff -

    That is too sweet, girl! Wonderful blog. = )

      11.17.10 - 7:31 pm

  48. Shannon -

    I spend many an evening editing my pictures with my cat awkwardly cradled on my chest , asleep over my shoulder, or lying across the desk in front of me. Love is love.

      11.17.10 - 7:31 pm

  49. Desiree Cherisse -

    How cute! What kind of dog?

      11.17.10 - 7:34 pm

  50. Joshua Gull -

    Man’s (and woman’s) best friend. I’ve got puppy fever again bad and this just reinforces it. Great shot.

      11.17.10 - 7:38 pm

  51. Deborah Zoe -


      11.17.10 - 7:44 pm

  52. Tamara -

    True love.

      11.17.10 - 7:48 pm

  53. amanda thiessen -

    so sweet 🙂

      11.17.10 - 7:56 pm

  54. Gabriela -

    I love this picture, totally remins me of my dog…

      11.17.10 - 8:01 pm

  55. amy -

    Haskins this is just the sweetest thing ever. It made me cry.because these are the moments to never made me think about my doggie that I had.thank you for capturing your moments

      11.17.10 - 8:08 pm

  56. MelissaFoscardo -

    This is pretty much what I do with my little girl too! I never want anyone to tape record me talking to her, though. It’s just for her ears…and my hubby’s…only. Plus, I don’t think it would translate well to audio 🙂

      11.17.10 - 8:13 pm

  57. Crystal -

    He is one darn cute doggie!

      11.17.10 - 8:28 pm


    I feel the same way about my Alice! I’m totally, head-over-heels, crazy about her.

      11.17.10 - 8:30 pm

  59. Sam@Shuttersnap -

    What a cute photo!

      11.17.10 - 8:39 pm

  60. Shelley -

    LOVE. this. post. Can’t wait to get home and hug my dogs now.

      11.17.10 - 9:04 pm

  61. Life with Kaishon -

    Isn’t love grand? : )
    Cutest. Dog. EVER!

      11.17.10 - 9:27 pm

  62. Amy Turner -

    I think this is one of my favourite posts ever. I wish I had a Polo in my office 🙂

      11.17.10 - 9:52 pm

  63. Robyn -

    Jasmine, I love this post! So much. This is exactly how I feel about my dog, Sundancer, too. Thank you for being you. And tell Polo that Sundancer says holla!

      11.17.10 - 10:11 pm

  64. diane ( -

    Isn’t pet love so sweet and precious! You can actually see the love he has for you in his eyes. Adorable.

      11.17.10 - 10:47 pm

  65. Diana Lupu -

    Cutest. Thing. Ever. If i had to come back as somethin’ else, I’d SO come back as Polo… look how content he looks!! 🙂

      11.17.10 - 10:49 pm

  66. Pua -

    SO sweet!! Polo is adorable.

      11.17.10 - 11:35 pm

  67. Elizabeth -

    Polo is so spoiled!!! I love it!!!

      11.17.10 - 11:53 pm

  68. Rebecca -

    Love love love it. One of my dogs taps me on my leg at the same time every morning to say he wants a cuddle, and the other drops a ball at my feet and head butts me till I throw it. Dogs really are the best friends ever! 🙂 Happiness is a warm puppy.

      11.18.10 - 12:05 am

  69. michelle carrillo -

    LOVE this! I was just thinking about this last night, while editing… I was getting into a good flow of things, but my lil pooch was sitting under my desk, nudging my legs, and giving me THAT look. The one that can’t be ignored. And so I put my work on hold, to offer up my lap for a snooze. Must be love.

      11.18.10 - 12:40 am

  70. Evie Perez -

    This is so sweet!!! Ladies best friend 🙂 I want a dog.

      11.18.10 - 12:59 am

  71. Talar -

    This has got to be one of my fave photos. Look at the love on Polo’s face. And – yes – they do love us and – yes – they do understand the baby speak we speak to them 🙂 So, so sweet <3

      11.18.10 - 1:30 am

  72. Victoria O'Connor -

    My cat (who thinks he’s a dog) does all the same things as Polo; and he likes to sleep with his head on my face, like a human pillow. And he makes laugh so hard when I’m baking with flour and look away for just a minute – when I turn around I see his all black face covered in white flour and a look that tells me he thinks he got away with it!!

      11.18.10 - 1:52 am

  73. Studio Hera Bell -

    You are such a great story teller, and love that shot JD took.

      11.18.10 - 3:51 am

  74. Christina Juleson -

    OMG…we must be on the same wave length.. I just completely blogged almost about the same thing. Cute pic!

      11.18.10 - 4:21 am

  75. s h e r r y -

    AHH! Polo is SO cute! 😀

      11.18.10 - 4:58 am

  76. Krysta -

    That is adorable! Polo looks so cute there.

      11.18.10 - 5:05 am

  77. Leani Holmes -

    Just look at that facey! Love this post, I feel exactly the same about my doggy!

      11.18.10 - 6:26 am

  78. Juli L. -

    Awww, so cute! 🙂

      11.18.10 - 7:21 am

  79. Emily -


      11.18.10 - 9:00 am

  80. Bee -

    Can’t look. I looked. It’s so adorable I die. Die with love. Sharing in the little white pooch love. <3

      11.18.10 - 12:15 pm

  81. Erica Velasco -

    sooooo cute

      11.18.10 - 3:03 pm

  82. Kristina F -

    My dog, Tottee, does the same exact thing and I swear my boyfriend is so jealous of him. He likes to be carried like a baby with his head over my shoulder too and If I try and put him down he tried to cling to me. So cute!!

      11.18.10 - 4:24 pm

  83. Cristina -

    This is wonderful!! I often have one of my lovely Poodles on my lap as I work (I have two and a Labrador) They are the best friends and make every day a brighter one 🙂

      11.18.10 - 4:39 pm

  84. jeramy -

    it’s hilarious to me that i understood every word of your doggie talk. 🙂 too much!

      11.18.10 - 4:57 pm

  85. Abbey -

    Wow! This photo really makes me want to get off the fence and just get a dog! You can totally feel his love for you in this picture.

      11.18.10 - 5:27 pm

  86. naomi chokr -

    i know exactly how you feel!! i love my dog so much!! i dont even want to get out of the bed if he is still sleeping… they are just soo cute and cuddly and sweet and perfect!!

      11.18.10 - 6:07 pm

  87. Shannon Gray -

    I think I make dogs have separation anxiety…happened with my with my chihuahua and shihpoo…I am a cuddler…can’t help it 🙂 Polo is so cute!

      11.18.10 - 8:23 pm

  88. Eileen -

    I just love dogs. Mine is my best friend in the whole world.

      11.19.10 - 12:12 am

  89. Jenna Danelle -

    Polo is such a cutie!!! I could just cuddle him through the computer screen!

      11.19.10 - 12:37 am

  90. Lydia -

    Love! The life of a dog owner. It doesn’t get any better than that!

      11.19.10 - 3:42 am

  91. Photo Painting -

    Very nice indeed..would look great as photo painting . You can contact me if interested in a collaboration with painting artists for your clients’ photos…

      11.19.10 - 1:45 pm

  92. Helgi -

    "mah luddle fuhwee munstah" Oh eM gee, the best line eva!!!!!!!!
    I heart you J*

      11.19.10 - 4:05 pm

  93. anouschka -

    He is just the cutest thing! Hope he enjoys the new toys 😉

      11.21.10 - 11:56 pm

  94. samantha -

    favorite post ever! 🙂

      11.22.10 - 8:24 pm

  95. clippingimages -

    outstanding photography………

      11.23.10 - 4:12 am

  96. Christa -

    Love 🙂

      11.24.10 - 4:12 am

  97. Jacqueline -

    I just wanted to tell you that I think we’re the only two human beings that holds their dog like this photo…just like a baby!

      12.11.10 - 1:22 am

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