Wilson the Pug, everyone’s favorite canine Taoist, has fallen in love. His soul mate, Hedy, with her wrinkly skin and floppy ears, is a real looker. But the lovable dog Wilson thinks is a fellow pug is actually a mastiff puppy, and in no time at all the difference between the two dogs become comically obvious. After trying with little success to appear more like a big dog (by lifting weights, practicing his bark, and trying to smooth out his signature pug wrinkles), Wilson is heartbroken. Things look bleak for the star-crossed lovers, but once again, the wisdom of the Tao comes shining through: “The Master acts on what he feels and not what he sees.” Wilson and Hedy couldn’t appear more different, but as we all know, it’s what’s inside that really counts.
The Ugly Pugling is the enchanting companion book from the stars of The Tao of Pug and Letters to a Young Pug, and is another must-have for dog lovers!
The Ugly Pugling
Wilson the Pug in Love
2 January 2018
7.00 x 6.00in.
About the author
Wilson the Pug was a direct descendant and lineage bearer of Pug-tzu, companion of the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu. The latter has been widely credited with authoring the Tao Te Ching. Wilson lived in Berkeley, California, where he found much tolerance for his Taoist canine American lifestyle. Wilson crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2014.
Nancy Levine is a veteran dog photographer and writer. Her book Homer for the Holidays won the prize for Best Humor Book of the Year from the Dog Writers Association of America. Her one-woman show Leaving Scarsdale workshopped at the HBO Workspace, and her commentaries have been broadcast in the Bay Area on NPR affiliates. Originally from Scarsdale, New York, Levine now resides in Marin County, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"I love all of Wilson the Pug's books! He's a pug hero, helping The Humane Society of the United States to stop puppy mills!" - Gracie, pug of Patti Davis, and author of The Wit and Wisdom of Gracie
“Leave it to a pug to tell such a charming love story! Wilson the Pug, you’re quite the romantic!” —Gulliver, pug of Lili Taylor
“I’m no expert on pug love, but The Ugly Pugling warmed the cockles of my alien heart!” —Frank the Pug, from the movie Men in Black