It is geared for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years old. Pugs siblings, Mister and Mae, are the two main characters of the book. As any sibling, Mister and Mae are both very playful and at the same time loving with each other. During their play, Mae noticed Mister’s gray whiskers.
Mae provided Mister a great lesson for accepting change.
Mae reminded Mister that a change in his physical feature is all right.
It makes Mister special and uniquely defines him.
Those Elgin Pugs.
In my early twenties is when I really started to channel my creativity and put my ideas to paper. I had a job at a call center and I would write stories in between calls.
My love for my Pugs coupled with their silly behaviors and mannerisms greatly inspired me. Anyone who owns a dog can appreciate how silly they can be and if you have two or more of them, the dynamics they share.
One day, through observing these silly behaviors of theirs, I noticed a big gray whisker sticking straight out of Anakin’s face. It was so funny because in the sunlight, it stuck out like a sore thumb.
Mae’s character was inspired by my Pug Izzy. Mister’s Character was inspired by my Pug Anakin. They say write what you know, and through observing the behaviors between them, this story was not a far stretch from the truth.
I came up with the title because I call Anakin my Mister and Mister rhymes with whisker.
Writing allowed me to be creative in other venues. I’ve become more receptive to other talents and skills while keeping my mind sharp.
For anyone for feels inspired to write something you feel is of great value or importance, write it! Enjoy it! And most importantly have fun while you are doing it.
is an adorable children’s book. I do recommend it for ages 3-6 years old.
This is a lovely book by Katrina.. and her observations for her love ones are very sharp. Good review!
Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom says
Furry well pawed Sugar!
Great interview Sugar!
Hugs & smoochies!! XOXO
Mr. Pip says
What a great interview, Sugar! We are so excited for Katy and her puggies!
Your pal, Pip
Great interview, Sugar and Miss Katrina!
Minna Krebs says
Great review Sugar.
I received my copy of da book and think it is just precious!
Frankie Furter says
OHHHHHHH SUGAR !! You did a super duper FANTASTIC job of interviewing the talented AUTHOR. How did you think up all these questions??? I would just have asked her about Josie, IzZy and Anakin Man. hehehe
I wish I had a little peep to give a copy of this book to.
Life With Dogs says
Great review Sugar!
I just adore that second photo Sugar!
♥I am Holly♥ says
Sugar, great interview!! Lots of love, Holly and mom
Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly says
GRRREAT interview and review, Sugar! Thanks!
Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three
Sugar – Thanks for sharing the "Mom" behind Those Elgin Pugs! We loved it!
The Road Dogs
♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ says
Thanks for the reviews – we have lots of 3-6ers here who would love for Grandma to read that book to them.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
Thank you fow that insightful weview and intewview wif the bootiful authow of Mistew and The Gweay Whiskews..I love the elgin Pugses and it seems theiw Mom is a vewy clevew lady. I'm suwe any little hooman would love that book
Those Elgin Pugs says
Oh how I enjoyed our interview!! I had the most fun answering your well thought out questions!!!!
You are too kind to me and very Sweet to do a Post on my book!!
Thank you Sugar~
The Puggies and I are glad you like it!!
Would you please say hi to that Sweet Momma of yours too!!! 😀
~Katy, IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man
YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June says
Cool! Mom is going to get it fur her niece.
Sam & June
Doris Sturm says
Thanks for the book review, Sugar, sounds wonderful! You are just so smart and well read! Keep up the good work and have a great autumn!
Gizzy and his mom, Doris 🙂
Mochi and Mommy says
Great interview! 🙂
Life with 5 dogs says
Wonderful Interview Sugar! Thanks for Sharing such a wonderful book.
Great post! I bet my Trevor would love that book! He is 4 years old! I will have to check this out! Thanks!
That was a super terrific review, Sugar. And a Most Wonderful interview, too! I have some little human cuzins that I think might like that book!
Wiggles & Wags,
super interview Sugar. Looks like you enjoyed the book too
Maggie Mae says
OoH what a nice jobs you did interviewing Miss Kat! Mom and me LUVS her book and we luvs her and dose Elgin Pug too!
Woofs and Licks,
PeeS We luvs you too!
Amy and The House of Cats says
Hi Sugar! This is a great interview – we loved to read how she was inspired by her own pugs! It sounds like a very cute, very sweet book!
What a great post, Sugar! And what a great review you wrote and interview you did – furry intellectual – you have no end of talents! Will have to look into getting it for our youngest grandchildren! Maybe YOU should write a book too heheh!
Sammie and Avalon
Maggie and Mitch says
What a great interview, Sugar!
Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch
1000 Goldens says
Looks like a great book, thanks for sharing Sugar!
This sounds like a great book! I should buy it for my new grandbaby that is almost here!
Thanks for the review!
That book sounds great!! I will let some friends know about it..
BTW–JJ is back up on the blog 🙂 Had some trouble getting it to work lately..seems good as new 🙂
Licks from Olive
Augie and Ti's mom says
You look great posing with the book! So when does YOUR book come out, Sugar? 🙂
Wow! Miss Sugar!
Pawsome interview! You look sooo beautiful introducing the book to us.
It is so very sweet of you to that for Those Elgin Pugs and their very sweet Mommy!
I’m sure we will buy more than one copy since it sounds like a Grrrrrreat gift for children :o)
P.S. Can you please send us the info about the October get-together if you have it? Tx.
Kari in WeHo says
you look very cute reading your book