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Pet of the Week

Meet Romeo the tiny terrier mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet Romeo the tiny terrier mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Pet of the week - Romeo terrier
Sweet and cuddly Romeo loves lap time, cats and dogs, and families.  Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: Romeo, as in Romeo Montague, you know, the “What light through yonder window breaks, it is the east, and Juliet is the sun” incurable romantic. And I do mean incurable. Spoiler alert: Romeo thinks Juliet is dead, so he kills himself. Then Juliet kills herself because Romeo is dead. That Shakespeare, a regular jokester.

Birthdate: August 8, 2018 — I’m totally a puppy, not even close to my first birthday. And I’m small. So if you’re looking for a pooch with hardly any tread on his tires, I’m your boy, er, dog.

Ethnicity: I’m some sort of terrier mix. You see, my hospital records and paperwork from Ancestry.com got lost when I was brought to the shelter. I’d say that the dog ate my homework, but that’d be redundant … and so trite.

Here’s my deal: I’m a real lap dog, meaning I love to scrunch up next to you on the couch and watch television. My favorite show is In the Kitchen with David on QVC. I love when he does his happy dance and practically faints when he digs into macaroni and cheese.

I’m good with children and other animals. I don’t like to be left alone for hours, so I might not be right for a hard-charging millennial who’s obsessed with his or her job and spends long hours at the office. You know that's a terrible way to live, right? It leads nowhere except an ulcer and loneliness. I’m a real cutie who deserves a loving home with lots of attention and care.

Remember, the love you take is equal to the love you make. I forget who said that, probably some unknown, unsuccessful songwriter, but it’s true. Like all the dogs at CAP, I will be spayed or neutered, groomed, and checked out medically before you take me home. Such a deal.

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, June 14, at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."

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Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston every Thursday.