Author Laura Martella Reads Her Letter to Gentleman Norman: Her Wise Dog and Writing Partner

To my Gentleman Norman,

I love you more than I could ever describe. It’s so deep in my heart that it takes my breath away.

You truly are the most amazing spirit on the planet.

The memories that we’ve made in the past year working on our book and helping spread Alzheimer’s awareness have been so healing to me after losing my parents.

You are my Gentleman-you are so engaging and sincere. You have a way of expressing your self without words. And those eyes, those beautiful huge eyes and your smile is happiness to my heart and anyone that meets you.

I’m so grateful that I am the one you chose to share your time with here on earth. This Love we share is a once in a lifetime love. I know you are one in a million.

I wasn’t sure if I could publish a book but I suspected ” WE” could get it done! Apparently ” WE CAN!

If I could say one word it would be Thank you. Thank you for loving me-thank you for wanting to be next to me even on my worst days. Thank you for being interested in the things that are important to me. Oh…and just like our book says, thanks for NEVER answering the question ” Does this make my butt look big?”!!!

Forever in love,


Gentleman Norman says, “Storm Preparedness Is Essential!”

Gentleman Norman and his brother Howard gear up in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. To all of our friends on the East Coast … stay safe and please listen to authorities.

Gentleman Norman Teaches Us “How To Be A Man” With New Book

Okay, so usually a man who doesn’t know how to treat a lady and who has bad manners, is called a dog right? Which is so unfair because dogs are so sweet and so loyal! Well I think it’s very interesting (and about time) that we finally have a dog who’s changing our minds on that and teaching men how to behave.  Gentleman Norman is the perfect man. He loves whatever you’re cooking, always licks your feet, and jumps up and down when you come home.  His first book “How To Be A Man” is available now and is the perfect book to give to a man who needs a little lesson on how to be a gentleman like adorable Norman.


Covering grooming, wardrobe, relationship advice and manners, Gentleman Norman’s “How To Be A Man”  has all the great tips for men on how to have great style, etiquette and more importantly how to show a lady how truly appreciated and loved she is. Norman’s beautifully photographed coffee table book draws upon his own twelve years of life experience – eleven of which are marked by a remarkable friendship with loving owner, Georgia native and Rancho Santa Fe, California resident, Laura Martella.

After the death of her mother from Alzheimer’s disease and going through a very difficult divorce, Laura Martella came up with the idea of a book about traditional values and good old-fashioned manners. A therapeutic process for both Martella and Norman, “Gentleman Norman: How to be a Man” offers readers a tongue-and-cheek guide to good form and great etiquette proving chivalry should never die.

Besides having impeccable manners, Gentleman Norman proves that he also has a huge heart too. He, along with Martella,  are giving back to a cause close to both of their hearts and will be donating a portion of book sales to the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter. So not only can this book help teach a man in your life how to be a gentleman, it also supports a great cause.  To get your copy of this beautiful and fascinating book, click HERE to grab a copy. We just love this little guy!