Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 12, 2010 - Pets - 224 pages
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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.
  

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It is truly a love story. - LibraryThing
Inspirational writing at it's best. - LibraryThing
Oogy's story is gripping, the writing is not. - LibraryThing
The writing is simple, direct and perseptive. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - keneumey - LibraryThing

I feel guilty writing a bad review about this book, because the author isn't really a writer. He's a lawyer who had a life-changing relationship with a dog that was worth sharing with the world. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mishker - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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