Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Hardcover – Oct 12 2010
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"Among the picks of the litter."―People
"In simple, touching prose, Levin relates the details of Oogy's rescue, his entry into their family, and the joy he continues to spread . . . Highly recommended for anyone (that's all of us) in need of inspiration."―Library Journal
"Among the many pet tales currently on bookstore shelves, this is the pick of the litter. . . Levin knits Oogy's story together with the stories of the many people involved in the dog's miraculous rescue and recovery. This is a cozy tale you'll want to curl up with and maybe wag once or twice."―Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska)
"Heartwarming. . . . As remarkable in spirit as he is distinctive in appearance, the extraordinary Oogy receives a hero's biography from adoring Levin."―Publishers Weekly
"Oogy, the disfigured puppy rescued from a dog-fighting operation, has a story that's hard not to love. . . a compelling story that highlights the plight of dogs victimized by dog-fighting operations . . . a joy to read."―The Roanoke Times
"Oogy's story confirms what Dewey taught me years ago...that even a wounded animal tossed aside is capable of amazing joy if given love and respect by the human chosen to share life with them."―Vicki Myron, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
"An incredible story about an unforgettable dog. Get ready to make a very big place in your heart for OOGY. Because you're going to fall in love with this dog. And, this book."―Gary David Goldberg, creator of Family Ties and Brooklyn Bridge and author of Sit, Ubu, Sit
"What happens when one dog is used as bait to inspire another dog to kill? Nothing anyone with a conscience wants to imagine but it happened to Oogy, the puppy torn apart and left to die before being discovered by the police. This is a story about what can happen when the worst in people meets the best in people and the best wins. In spite of its subject, this is a gentle tale of one man's love for his dog and the angels along the way who brought Oogy into his life."―-Susan Richards, New York Times-bestselling author of Chosen by a Horse and Saddled
"At its heart, OOGY is a love story between a kind and generous man and an astonishing dog, reassuring in its affirmation that all the seemingly random pieces of life somehow belong together. This book is well worth spending time with."―Mary Nethery, co-author of the New York Times-bestselling Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle
"The story of Oogy proves that the human-canine bond doesn't depend on outward beauty. Oogy's love for the Levins, and theirs for him, will touch the heart of anyone who reads his story."―-Sharon Sakson, author of Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs
About the Author
Larry Levin and his family live in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. He is an attorney in solo practice. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for twenty-six years. Their sons, Noah and Dan, are eighteen. Oogy is eight.
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Author On Toby's Terms
I'm heartbroken at reading what Oogy went through but Larry Levin (and all those wonderful people who do adopt shelter dogs especially the special needs and elderly dogs) came through for Oogy.... and writes about the wonderful things he and his family learned by adopting Oogy. I'm so glad for the goodness that came Oogy's way. (...just as I'm glad for all dogs who are adopted, given their forever homes and treated with kindness, love, encouragement and peace.)
This is a wonderful book, and highly recommended by me - a dog lover.
We don't have to expect hurt just because we were hurt once. We all need the unconditional love that this story embraces!
Most recent customer reviews
I had high expectations after reading all the reviews but overall I didn't find the book interesting. Read morePublished 21 months ago by sabrimigna
This book is poorly written. The author is clearly not a professional writer, and while one must commend him for taking the initiative to write a book, as a reader, I was not... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2013 by Booklover
This story is amazing. Understanding the need for love and acceptance is vitally important for all creatures, two and four legged.Published on July 13 2013 by jayne l hudson
Well-written book! This story is for dog-lovers, or families that love their dogs! It will make you chuckle, but WARNING:keep the tissues handy, because it's a story that touches... Read morePublished on April 27 2013 by Amazon Customer