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 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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I read This Book In One Sunday. Couldn't Put It Down. Been Thinking about It Ever Since. Amazing HeartWarming Story.
Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love is about the Levin family and their journey with their rescue dog, Oogy. One morning, Larry Levin and his sons, Noah and Dan, took their cat to the Admore Animal Hospital to be put to sleep. While they were at the animal hospital, the ugliest dog walked up to them. The left side of the dog's face was chewed up and had scars. He was also missing one of his ears. The Levins learned that the ugly dog was a bait dog and then abandoned. The Admore Animal Hospital rescued and saved the dog's life. The boys and Larry were instantly attached to this dog and ended up adopting and taking the dog home. The Levins decided to name their new rescue dog Oogy, a nicer name for "ugly." The Levins knew that their new dog was in pain and needed several more surgeries to get rid of Oogy's pain. They did all they could for Oogy to make him a happy dog again. Oogy is not just a dog to the Levins'; he is a companion and member of their family. I chose to read Oogy because I read "Marley and Me" a while ago, and I liked it. I thought Oogy was a book similar to Marley and Me and I thought I would enjoy reading it. I liked reading Oogy because it was very inspirational. Oogy and the Levins taught me that a dog or person does not have to look perfect to be perfect. (E.Z.)