Oogy

Oogy

The Dog Only A Family Could Love

eBook - 2010
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In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home. Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010
ISBN: 9781609417109
1609417100
Branch Call Number: SF429.P58
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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Veepea Jan 14, 2016

A touching story but it would have been a quicker read had the author left out many details it is not necessary for us to know, such as the time it takes to microwave different brands of bacon in the morning... :S

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dixiedog
Jan 07, 2016

Oogy – The Dog Only A Family Could Love was written for those of us who love our dogs. Oogy is not a Pit Bull as one would conclude from his picture on the cover; he is a little known breed to North Americans, a Dogo. As many reviewers have already stated, Oogy is one amazing dog. I see many similarities between Oogy and my wonderful Border Collie. My main concern with Larry Levin’s book was that we barely read a thing about Oogy for the first 75 pages while the author describes the adoption of his twin boys and as another reviewer suggested, some facts are repeated a few times in the book. Still, this book does describe a remarkable family and a remarkable local Veterinarian and staff who originally save Oogy’s life and then provide free services for his care for the rest of his life. The love shared between the author Larry Levin and Oogy just leaps out of the pages at you. I challenge readers to get through this book without having a teary eye at one point or another. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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Shannonagins
Jun 30, 2012

I agree... Oogy is an amazing dog, but the writing was lacking. It's a good, quick read though. Just an awful lot of repetition at times...

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Shihtzulover
May 19, 2012

Have you ever had the opportunity to rescue an animal from the jaws of certain death? In 2002 while at the Ardmore Animal Hospital, Levin and his twin sons met a little white pup who was missing his left ear and most of the left side of his face, which was covered in scar tissue. The pup who'd been used as a "bait dog" to train fighting dogs was energetic and loveable. Levin and his sons instantly fell in love with him and he with them. Now they had the task of convincing Jennifer (wife and mother) that they should adopt him. A true story filled with love and life-long devotion.

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Ridgerunner07
Mar 15, 2012

Fast and enjoyable read. Think I'd have nipped allowing the dog climb on the kitchen table, and other similar bad habits, in the bud long ago regardless that the poor mutt had to go thru the traumas that it did; but that's my opinion. Glad it is a happy story for this abandoned dog; wish there were more happy endings, like this one, for all those other shelter animals everywhere.

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hanlon71
Feb 07, 2012

Just finished this book and I loved it! I didn't cry through the book at all until the last few paragraphs of the book!! Such a good story about love and the will to survive..

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rm_canada
Nov 17, 2011

Excellent read, one amazing dog and family

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adair38
Jul 26, 2011

Oogy is a remarkable dog. The writing not so much.

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