Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
by Larry Levin [636.7 Lev]

The Levins are at their vet having a beloved cat put to sleep when on their way out they encounter Oogy. Oogy is a rescued, abused fighting dog. He's a pup actually, who was used as the bait dog to train other dogs to fight and kill. As a rule fighting dogs are not able to overcome the brutal handling they endured and more often than not these rescued dogs end up euthanized. Oogy's wounds are horrendous and life-threatening but regardless of all this the Levins feel drawn to adopt him and take him into their home. This is the story of Oogy's medical journey and how he and his new family bonded. He bonds so well with the Levin's adopted twin sons he's called the Third Twin. Oogy is also your typical rambunctious pup who destroys the couch, gnaws on everything, and eats sneakers. But how does one discipline a dog who was brutalized? As it turns out, Oogy is a loving dog willing to trust and thrilled to have a home. A quick read, this is a feel-good "tail" with a happy ending. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ publisher's official Oogy web site ]

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