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Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
by Larry Levin

Published: 2010-10-12
Hardcover : 224 pages
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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 ...
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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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How raising animals to fight for gambling purposes creates these situations.
The need for people to neuter their animals and adopt/rescue rather than pay for puppy mill animals.
How families are created in different ways.
by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 05/08/13

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Our group has lost many members so we just bring pot luck. This meeting we all brought different cupcakes & muffins just by coincidence. There were 4 in attendance last night.

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  "Tale of Family Created in a Different Fashion"by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 05/08/13

Well told story of author's family built on adopting this dog mutilated beyond belief then adopting twin boys and how they grew into a family unconventionally but filled with love and care. The fortitude... (read more)

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