Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love (CD-Audio)

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By Larry Levin, Joe Barrett (Read by)
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November 2010 Indie Next List


“Yes, there have been a lot of dog memoirs lately, but there are several reasons why Oogy stands out from the pack. First, because Oogy is no ordinary dog story. As a puppy he was used as bait for fighting dogs, mangled, and left in a cage to die, but Oogy's good nature led him to be saved against the odds. Second, because the story is as much about the author and his family as it is about the dog, it offers fascinating insights into the human-animal bond and the way that rescue is as enriching to the rescuer as it is to the animal being rescued. Oogy is a heartening story and a terrific read.”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

Summer '11 Reading Group List


“Yes, there have been a lot of dog memoirs lately, but there are several reasons why Oogy stands out from the pack. First, Oogy is no ordinary dog story. As a puppy he was used as bait for fighting dogs, mangled, and left in a cage to die, but Oogy's good nature led him to be saved against the odds. Second, the story is as much about the author and his family as it is about the dog. It offers fascinating insights into the human-animal bond and the way that rescue is as enriching to the rescuer as it is to the animal being rescued. Oogy is a heartening story and a terrific read.”
— Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

Description


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.

About the Author


Larry Levin was born in Philadelphia, PA, and lived in various parts of the country, including New England and the Pacific Northwest, before returning to the Philadelphia area. He has been a lawyer for over thirty years, and is now in private practice. In 1982, he married Jennifer Berke, an attorney. Their sons, Noah and Dan, were born in 1990. Oogy is Larry's first book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611139266
ISBN-10: 1611139260
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: October 18th, 2011
Language: English