Wilson the Pug has taught his many admirers—canine and otherwise—some important life lessons. And he practices what he preaches. One crisp winter day while out searching for a good deed to do for the holidays, Wilson comes across a baby pug, lost and alone. Determined to do “the right thing,” as it is written in the Tao-te Ching, Wilson sets out to help his new buddy Homer, and together they embark on a quest to find the puppy a home. Their adventure takes them along comical and surprising paths, where they encounter many new friends as well as some unsavory characters who cause big trouble for the duo. Things start to look bleak for Homer until Santa Claus himself steps in to lend a hand. Homer just might get his wish after all . . . Captured in the same style of charming photography and endearing humor that so enchanted fans of The Tao of Pug, and Letters to a Young Pug, Homer for the Holidays is a heartwarming pug buddy story destined to become a holiday favorite of dog lovers of all ages for years to come.
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.
Wilson the Pug was a direct descendant and lineage bearer of Pug-tzu, companion of the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu. The latter is widely credited with authoring the Tao-te Ching. Wilson lived in Berkeley, California, where he found much tolerance for this Taoist canine American lifestyle. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2014.