Zuggy the Pug’s short story poems are about the everyday funny moments that a very special dog brings to my life. He captured my heart and brought humor and perspective during a challenging time. Often in “rescue circles” you hear the phrase: “Who saved who?!” I believe this is exactly what generates that sentiment. Dogs are special in that they have a way of brightening even the worst of days.
“Zuggy” is inspired by this kindred spirit. Most of the poems are based in some true story, with some slight embellishments, to capture his often stubborn and eternally playful personality. “Pugnacious” is a perfect descriptor of this loveable breed.
Zuggy, by example, has taught me resiliency, the healing power of love, and (probably most importantly), not to take myself too seriously! That’s what his stories are all about!
We are huge proponents of adoption. Pure breeds, mixed breeds, young, or (our preference) more vintage dogs, who are ready and in need of a fur-ever home. Our favorite breed is Rescued!
MISSON: To be a champion for children’s poetry and for rescue dogs by authoring, promoting and selling Zuggy’s short story poems.
2019 GOAL: To appear on Good Morning America with Michael Strahan. He is such an impressive example of how to reinvent yourself, and is proof that it’s possible to become something else. We are hopeful this appearance will sky-rocket Zuggy’s nation-wide presence.
And beyond – tour the nation, delivering Zuggy readings; compose, promote and release new books, become a recognized advocate for literacy and animal rescues.
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