Muggs the Dog: A Retrospective

The SAS Curriculum Pathways team suffered a loss recently, as writer and editor Tim McBride’s American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit bull), Muggs passed away at the age of 10.

Now, many of us have pets and we don’t usually spend much time chronicling them here. But Muggs was different. Over the years he became the face of some of our more popular English Language Arts resources, particularly in our grammar tutorial series. Tim chronicled Muggs' role in this 2014 blog post, Pit-bull Guide to Powerful Prose.

As a sort of memorial for our missing friend, here are some of Muggs’ greatest hits.




So farewell Muggs, we shall not soon forget you - nor will school children everywhere.

You can view all of the grammar video series on SAS Curriculum Pathways - or on our Youtube Channel.


tags: English language arts, grammar, pets, writing


  1. Amy
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    I was fortunate enough to have been related to Muggs, I loved him dearly. Our hearts are heavy he is missed. Thanks for the nice tribute. RIP Sweet Muggs

  2. David McBride
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Excellent some dogs are smarter than people7

  3. Kristin McBride
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Tim is my brother in law. My husband and I were so sad to hear of Muggs' passing. ( my punctuation here may be off). Each year at Christmas we would look forward to seeing Muggs. He is such a sweet boy, always so happy to see everyone that his wagging tail could clear a table in seconds flat. Muggs would be happy to know he helped so many children. Having Muggs star in your grammar videos is wonderful. Bless Tim, Muggs and their SAS colleagues. You have all made the world a little bit kinder.

  4. Beth Ann Beato
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Muggs was such a sweet dog; using him in the videos was a great way to make learning grammar fun! Although he will be missed by many, it is nice to know that a part of him will continue to live on.

  5. Donna
    Posted October 28, 2016 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Dogs are certainly man's best friend. So sorry to hear about Muggs. Loved his videos.

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