Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin
When Oogy was four months young, he was used as bait for a fight dog. The outcome of that horrid event is evident on the cover of this book...a good portion of Oogy's face was ripped off including his left ear. By a miracle, Oogy was found by police and taken to the Ardmore Animal Hospital where in a number of events, equally as miraculous, he ended up with the Levin family.
One would think that Oogy would be a damaged dog with lots of anger and resentment towards humans. Just the opposite! Oogy has nothing but love and adoration of not only his family, but every person he encounters.
Levin shares story after story of not how his family provided refuge for Oogy, but how Oogy provides so much love for his family.
What I Thought:
When I saw this book on the new shelf at my library, I couldn't bear to pass it up. Oogy's sweet face was so intriguing and within the first pages I was entranced by his spirit.
This is a story of survival, acceptance, inspiration and unconditional love. It will make you angry to hear about what Oogy was put through at such a young age. You'll laugh at his antics. You'll fall in love with his spirit, and with the Levin family!
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