Romeo loves his grandma!

January 16th, 2011 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wanting to see our Romeo lovers…..

I snapped this pic today and after I loaded it I thought it looked like one of those internet hoax pictures, LOL!


Himz is just so big and such a big puppy still! When himz gets excited and jumps the entire house rocks.

We are all watching the golden globes on ETV right now. The dresses are arriving!

More jumping pups later! Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    January 16th, 2011 | 7:32 pm

    OH MY DOG!!!!! I have NEVER seen a dog that big in my whole life! Wow. All I have to say is it’s a good thing he loves his Grandma. I sure wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of him!!!

  2. January 16th, 2011 | 7:38 pm

    That is the sweetest, most precious picture! I just love it.

  3. Karen McD.
    January 16th, 2011 | 8:57 pm

    All I can say is WOW !!!

  4. lois
    January 16th, 2011 | 10:19 pm

    thought youn might get a kick out of this…for romeo…this is norman..he goes to our dog park & is a 200 lb english masti8ff & a therapy dog

    200-pound mastiff is one big therapy dog
    Asbury Park Press – Asbury Park, N.J.
    Date: Jan 8, 2011
    Start Page: n/a
    Section: LIFE
    Text Word Count: 524
    Document Text


    Norman is 200 pounds of furry comfort that makes regular visiting rounds at

    Monmouth Medical Center every Thursday in Long Branch.

    The gentle giant is a 4-year-old English mastiff certified therapy dog owned by Karen Leahey, 56, of Beaver Dam Road in Colts Neck. Leahey is a self-taught artist turned children’s book writer. Norman is the inspiration for her first book series. The second book is due out this month, Leahey said.

    Leahey came to own Norman after her last dog died. She was “just looking” for a new dog and visited a breeder to see French bulldog puppies. While she was there, the woman pointed to a crate with a 32 pound, 10-week-old puppy.

    “The woman said ‘I also have’ and pointed to Norman in the crate,’ ” Leahey said.

    It was love at first sight.

    “It was the best impromptu decision I ever made in my life,” Leahey said.

    Leahey learned how to train her dog.

    “I knew Norman was going to be a 200-pound dog and I knew I had to be in charge,” Leahey said.

    He responded so favorably to the training, that she went on to get him certified as a therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International. Norman wears a badge with his picture and certification number achieved after he turned 1 year old.

    Elizabeth Brennan, director of marketing at Monmouth Medical Center, said the therapy dogs are a welcome sight for the patients and visitors at the hospital.

    Brennan said that Norman is one of several therapy dogs that are used to lift the spirits of patients.

    Norman visits different departments from pediatric oncology to Hospice and he is always welcomed, she said.

    Whenever he is at the hospital, a small crowd almost always gathers around him.

    Darius Bose, 6, and his mother Alexandra Caetano, 29, of Long Branch were waiting in the recovery room of same-day surgery when they were visited by Norman. Darius has a cat named Vegas, and Norman is quite the contrast, he said.

    Darius had a minor procedure by Dr. Thomas S. Vates. Pet therapy is of great value to patients, Vates said.

    “As long as the patient isn’t scared of the dog, it can take their mind off their problems at the time,” Vates said.

    “I liked petting him and giving him treats,” Darius said after visiting with Norman.

    Caetano said it was a special treat to have her son visited by Norman. Darius was given a copy of the book inspired by and about Norman. Caetano said Darius loves books. While Darius looked at the book and petted Norman, Leahey was busy catching the dog’s slobber, which didn’t appear to bother the child.

    When the 200-pound Norman enters a patient’s room, before he can go up to the patient, Leahey has to drape towels out to capture his drool.

    Each day Norman is fed four cups of dry food with — cup of canned food. For breakfast, he will eat carrots and celery mixed with a cup of yogurt. He also loves to eat apples, she said.

    For more information about Norman, visit

  5. January 16th, 2011 | 10:37 pm

    Thanks Lois! This is fun to read! I loved the link!

    So much fun!

  6. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    January 16th, 2011 | 10:59 pm


  7. Dena
    January 18th, 2011 | 12:26 am

    He is incredible. I wonder if he thinks he is a lap dog!!!

  8. January 18th, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Hey Dena – He does consider himself a lap dog! The only problem is that he needs 3 or 4 laps! LOL!

  9. Maureen and Slinky
    January 18th, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    I’m not sure if its the fact that Romeo is so big or that Grandma looks so petite. How do Chaps and Romeo get along?

  10. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    January 18th, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    omigosh!!!!! I will never think my Big Colby Man is big again!!! That is amazing — What a huge hunk of love.

  11. Cat
    January 18th, 2011 | 7:03 pm

    Maureen – Romeo is HUGE and grandma is petite. Chaps and Romeo do not get along but it is not Romeo’s fault.

    Audra – your boy is a big, big guy and an equal hunk of love!

  12. Maureen and Slinky
    January 19th, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    Does anyone ever try to ride Romeo, he’s almost as big as pony.

  13. Larsen & Ninja's Mom
    January 20th, 2011 | 12:44 am

    He is such a big beautiful boy. Just showed this picture to my hubby, to which he promptly said “OMG, he’s so cool! I want him!”. LOL

  14. January 20th, 2011 | 10:09 am

    L&N Mom! He is really a big, sweet lover. Romeo is a great dog.

  15. Larsen & Ninja's Mom
    January 20th, 2011 | 10:59 am

    How much does he eat in a day?

  16. January 20th, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    Mary – He eats about 6 to 8 cups of chow per day. I feed him 4 in the am and 4 cups in the pm. He is a very sweet dog and gets along so well with cats, other dogs and loves people. Chaps is the only cog in the wheel. LOL

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