Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 12th 2010
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
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A tragic tale, but lacking in story depth. While the tale is toughing, so is so many stories of similiar rescue stories I can read on facebook or animal sites. If I am going to take the time to read a book, I want more depth to it. A personal touch, unique animal personality. And while I got glimp...
Sweet story that brought a tear to my eye.
This is a heartfelt memoir of a family's love for a dog. However, it is just not all about a truly special dog, but a family that includes a dog. So, there is a lot in here about Larry's family as well. When Larry decided to put down his ailing family cat, fate would have it that his veterinari...
Why did I read this on my lunch in the breakroom? I knew it was going to make me cry, memoirs about animals always make me cry.Don't worry, I passed it off as really bad allergies.
Written by a lawyer. And you can tell. It's boring and dry. I had to push past all that dullness to get to the heart of the story, which was really lovely. This book isn't for everyone. Some might fall asleep.