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B.A. Blackwood is the author of the Siren Song trilogy, a trial lawyer, a marathon runner, and indentured servant to her two couch potato pugs, Waldo and Jonesy.

Recent Articles


Why Jennifer Lawrence Tripped at the Oscars: One Pug’s Sincere Apology

I have an apology to make. You see, I’m the reason Jennifer Lawrence tripped and fell on her way to receive her Best Actress Oscar. Oops. You see, I’m star struck. I watch the Academy Awards every year. I’d give my left – well, you know, to be able to go to the Oscars. (Actually, I’ve already given my left AND right against my will at the hands of Dr. Martin, but that’s a whole other story). I’ve seen every Oscar nominated movie, and I mean EVERY one: feature documentary, short ... Read More

The Sure Way to Prevent Your Pug from Catching A Cold

Yeah, that’s me in the blue and white polka-dotted raincoat, right before I was shooed out the door into the rain to “do my business”.  After a couple of days of soggy weather, I caught the sniffles. I might have even had a slight cough. I’m positive I sneezed a couple of times. Humans have had indoor plumbing of some sort for hundreds of years. Cats have litter boxes. Maybe that’s why they have nine lives – they can stay inside when it’s nasty outside. Why is it we pugs are stuck in some ... Read More

The Furminator – Worth the Expense?

One of the 102 dead lock certainties in this life is that pugs shed. A lot. It’s the only drawback to an otherwise perfect breed. Okay, except for the snoring, but hey, you'd snore too if your nose was smashed so flat you only had 2 centimeters of air circulation! My mom is always complaining about my and my sister's hair, and claims she's designed her whole look to deal with our follicle challenges. Come to think of it, she may be right. Her furniture is beige, the floor tile is off white, ... Read More