I decided then I will read it someday. ****ing pet stories! Okay so I am reading this now, and I'm so confused. There was no story, nothing interesting. This week’s letter assignment is O in Mrs. Matlock’s class, so I’m sharing Oogy… I hate people who mistreat animals! Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie WHO CARES? I wanted to read about a dog not a man putting bacon in the microwave. Yet what began as one of the family's saddest days took a sharp turn for the better when the oddest-looking dog they had ever seen bounded across the waiting room into their arms. Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time. I think we need to push for more regulation and harsher penalties for the people who engage in this evil and horrific "sport". A solid book! Sometimes the writing style was a little too matter of fact for my taste. This information about Oogy shown above was first featured But the nice thing about time is that it... To see what your friends thought of this book, Yes, it will. As I have long stated, I am a sucker for animal stories. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be long remembered as a Dumpster fire of a year. $39 for a year. Grrr. Sometimes the writing style was a little too matter of fact for my taste. 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. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Written By: Larry Levin Meet OOGy As you can tell, Oogy is not the average dog. And the story is quite touching. "Attorney Levin shares the by turns horrifying and heartwarming story of Oogy, his gentle pit bull who went from brutalized bait for fighting dogs to beloved family member and therapy dog." Oogy is the inspirational, heartwarming story of a dog with an unbreakable spirit and will to live who never lost his loving, gentle demeanor in spite of unconscionable abuse. This story was so sweet you could rot your teeth out but no matter--I was still sucked in by the story of Oogy. Explore the Magic of Doodle ArtAll You Need Is Love…and a Dog shares 50 doodle The boys will be home while it is still light, too. Oogy is a dog that anyone can't help but love and his owner really shows that love as he shares his story of his family and how they came to welcome a poor abused Dogo pup into their lives. Which probably says something. at one point in. Also, I am a little tired of authors writing lovingly about their dog's misbehavior--"oh it is so cute when my dog jumps on other people/climbs on the table/eats food out of the fridge"-it is not cute and just because he was abused does not mean you shouldn't provide discipline-TRAIN YOUR DOG! I do buy an unusual number of books with dogs on the cover. I enjoyed this book for reminding me that love does not always come in the package that you expect it too. And I like animals more than people. Oogy sounds like a truly inspirational dog, and I think that his story will hopefully inspire others to give a dog who is in need of someone to love them a chance to be loved and to give love in return. Oogy's beginning puppyhood is terrible but he finds his forever home and it was a a cute story. Amazingly he survived the ordeal, the po. Author 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 Warning: May contain spoilers. This is the kind of animal book I love to read, the kind where the animal is still alive at the end. 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 Rescuing Sprite, Mark Levin tells of the joy and anguish of life with a rescue dog: the intimate and powerful story of his family and the dog they have for too short a time. Larry Levin opens the book with a description of a typical morning in his household and in Oogy's life. Oogy is a special dog and deserved this family every bit as much as they deserved him. I love dogs. An engrossing story of class, love, and loyalty for fans of Kevin Wilson's Nothing to See Here. Just tell the story! Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Click to read more about Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin. Oogy is a gentle story about what it truly means to be a family, and other than some moderately disturbing details of Oogy's condition when he was rescued and what dog fighting is like, there is noobjectionable content. I have a resuce pitt of my own. I don't need to know what sound the gauze made when it hit the trash can when you were in the veterinarian's office. Also his wife Jennifer? In many ways, this is a story about fate. And I like animals more than people. The Levin family has a lot of heart for adopting him even though they knew of the medical difficulties they could face. The most interesting part of this book was the beginning when the author tells you what happened to Oogy and how they came to adopt him. I actually read this months ago but forgot to mark it as read or write a review for it. - Library Journal So let me give you an example from the book, "After securing the lid and striking a match, I ignite the gas burner; the blue flame pops up. I cried throught this book and thanked God that these people took him in and gave Oogy the love he deserved. Mar 24, 2011 by judij. 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 "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own. I’ve just finished reading Oogy: the dog only a family could love by Larry Levin. Only this family could help Oogie. I felt like a part of this family thanks to the very descriptive writing of Mr. Levin. Oogy was no different. About the Book Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Reading Questions for Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Oogy is a sweet friendly dog who wants to be loved by everyone, and is. Honestly, if the subject matter didn't extremely interest me, I probably would not have continued reading. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I can't imagine this book not having a positive affect on anyone who reads it! Ouch. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love By ADMIN 35 Comments 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. [Larry Levin] -- The story of a friendly, severely injured puppy who had been used as a bait dog in dog fights, and the family who adopted him. She is hardly in the book and when she is it is simply to state that she is "at the gym" or "out for drinks". Oogie is unlike most dogs, he was used as a bait dog in fights with Pit Bulls. But, that only took a few pages to tell. I love animals and hearing any type of tale of animal cruelty will have me crushed for days on end. Information at BookBrowse.com is published with the permission of the copyright holder or their agent. In the world. Let me save you a few hours of your life- Oogy was used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring. by Larry Levin. The story brought tears to my eyes since it was one of the most compassionate, selfless acts of a family to love this extraordinary Oogie! But the doc knew he was special and wouldn't let him die, and some time after recovery, he was discovered at the vet's office by Larry Levin and his adopted twin sons, and they knew a kindred spirit when they saw one. Just a jumbled mess of fond memories of people telling this guy how special his dog is. Bleeding and injured for 5 days, he was brought to an ER vet and thought to be a goner. A bait dog Oogy is a special dog and deserved this family every bit as much as they deserved him. Book Overview Now in paperback, the New York Times- bestselling story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. - Vicki Myron, author of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Let me save you a few hours of your life- Oogy was used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring. It was a nice change that Oogy was still alive at the end of the book and an afterword shared letters from an affected public. I have a resuce pitt of my own. So I pick up this book expecting to feel totally awe inspired. I love animals. . It took me a long while to read this book. Summary: True story of a dog that was used as bait in fights that was rescued by a family (the Levins) who ignored his outward appearance (missing an ear and scars all over his face) and saw his … (-: While this is a really heartwarming and valuable story, the narrator didn't make me feel fully connected to/engaged in it. When Oogy was a puppy, he was bred to become what is called a 'bait dog'. Oogy is a very special dog who survived the inhumane cruelty that is involved in dog fighting. Oogie is unlike most dogs, he was used as a bait dog in fights with Pit Bulls. This New York Times bestseller tells the story of Oogy, a puppy that had been used for bait in dog fighting, and the Levin family who adopted him. Article I started this book and could not put it down. I have never heard of the breed, Dogos, before reading this book and the author did such a nice job of making this dog jump off the pages. Oogy is a very speci. The story is an easy read, I finished it in one day, but a story that will stay with me forever. Search: This story made my heart ache. Oogy is a very special dog to have survived this traumatic experience and the Levins are a very special family to see through the ugly appearance of this wonderful animal. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. October 12th 2010 There was no story, nothing interesting. Search String: Summary | Would that be so hard? I would be honored to kiss him on the head and tell him so! If you are the publisher or author and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please send us a message with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added. I liked how the author was open about his family relationships, his twin son's adoption and Oogy's health and behavioral issues. BIG DOGS!! Most dogs that are used as bait I wouldn't imagine being able to trust a human automatically if ever, but Oogy did. I wrap four strips of bacon in a paper towel and place them on a plate in the microwave, and then set the time. I truly hope that one day dog fighting will be a thing of the past. For animal lovers, At first, I thought this book was going to contain a lot about the author's family and history, and that he was going to tell a lot about how his sons came to him and about their lives growing up. It is a story about a family who took this wonderful boy into their lives and the result was unconditional love! One thing I don't like about this book is the title about a dog only a family could love. Oogy was no different. So I pick up this book expecting to feel totally awe inspired. Had it been written differently, with less irrelevant details (about things like time spent microwaving stuff), I think the story really would've touched me. © BookBrowse LLC 1997-2021. Title: Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love Author: Larry Levin Genre: Juvenile Non-fiction Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Pages: 240 Rating: Recommended Audience: Young adult to adult. Like every minute of their whole morning. Amazingly he survived the ordeal, the police brought him to the vet who saved his life. I have never heard of the breed, Dogos, before reading this book and the author did such a nice job of making this dog jump off the pages. As many reviewers have already stated, Oogy is one amazing dog. 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. Animal lovers will relate to this families journey with their boy through the ups and downs. “It has always been my belief that a pet owner has a special responsibility to do everything that can be done to make the pet's life as fulfilling and peaceful as possible.”. However, I couldn't get past how it was written, too many needless details. I bought one for my grandson and have recommended to many friends and relatives. At first, I thought this book was going to contain a lot about the author's family and history, and that he was going to tell a lot about how his sons came to him and about their lives growing up. Unfortunately, it also brings to light the evilness of dog fighting and makes you wonder how there can be such evil people who think that torture and pain of a living creature can be thought of as sport. I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.. in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's membership magazine, and in our weekly "Publishing This Week" newsletter. Well, at least it did for me. I too wonder if he was a Dogo! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Most dogs that are used as bait I wouldn't imagine being able to trust a human automa. Oogy was a really sweet story and IS a really sweet dog. However it was a purely enjoyable venture. I randomly selected a book from my Overdrive wishlist and this audiobook was it! Publication Information. Start by marking “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Oogy is a great dog who has truly found a great family. Get this from a library! Animal lovers will relate to this families journey with their boy through the ups and downs. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2012. And the story is quite touching. I can relate on so many levels, from being an adopted parent to having been priviledges to live with a remarkable and unforgettable dog. 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. In 2002, Larry Levin and his twelve-year-old sons, Dan and Noah, took their elderly cat to the vet to be put to sleep. The ending really made me cry. Oogy - the dog only a family could love . I had to buy it and have the courage to read Oogy's story. The fact that Oogy went through so much in his life before he was adopted by the Levin family, is why I gave this book five stars. Before beginning the book, I had no idea why Oogy was disfigured, only that he was adorable anyway. And for those of you thinking "Oh she hates dogs, shame on her, blah blah". It was like the author read a "how to write a memoir" book and threw in all the techniques--start with foreshadowing, then rewind and tell the story, i. I really wanted to love this book--it had all the traits of a tearjerker--abused puppy left for dead by dog fighters, rescued by a kind hearted veterinarian's assistant, adopted by family, and is the most loving dog despite the past abuse. I do admit the book does get better when he starts to write about Oogy. The first chapter was kind of meh. There was a lot of description and emotion at points, but then, for pages and pages it would dry up. Oogy : the dog only a family could love. Second, the story is as much about the author and his family as it is about the dog. Oogy was abandoned after being a bait dog for dog fighting at 2 months old. ©2010 Larry Levin (P)2010 Hachette Audio 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. It is a story about a family who took this wonderful boy into their lives and the result was unconditional love! 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. At the very least, this could have been a book about the particular behavioral challenges a former bait dog has. To laugh and to cry while reading this book. Refresh and try again. Then theres the variable of how long the bacon has been in the fridge..." and it goes on about bacon. The book is wonderful, and shows how any dog deserves a second chance and immediately becomes part of the family. Was that really necessary? And the story is quite touching. Oogy is a white ­pit-bullish dog with a truly strange, skew-whiff face - left ear missing, part of the left jaw gone, mouth and snout pulled sideways. Instead the first chapter is a day in the life of the Levin household. One chapter it is telling you about dog fighting. You poor thing! Oogy stole my heart and made it ache to hug him. Like every minute of their whole morning. I am not saying that the story isnt good. I am so glad he found a home where he will be loved and accepted. I was happy though to learn about Oogy, and all he went through. I really wanted to love this book--it had all the traits of a tearjerker--abused puppy left for dead by dog fighters, rescued by a kind hearted veterinarian's assistant, adopted by family, and is the most loving dog despite the past abuse. Not the case. BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Full access is for members only. What if every person carried with them a tiny piece of what makes Levin (and his family) so great? About the Book Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. He reminded of my sweet PeeWee who weighed over 145 lbs. This book is well worth spending time with." He reminded of my sweet PeeWee who weighed over 145 lbs. I'm still going to read it, but might be confused. PS this on page 6. I have read many stories about dog fighting but didn't really know much about the use of "bait dogs" since I would guess the majority of them don't survive. I hate people who mistreat animals! But, that only took a few pages to tell. Oct 2010 WRONG. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published More Books, Published in USA  What do you learn about him and about Oogy from the details he chooses to include? Be ready to laugh and cry as you read about Oogy's journey. We’d love your help. Genre: Biography/Memoir You will receive: 1. This is a very touching book about a dog who survived horrific abuse. I hated this book. Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈. Reviews of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. You poor thing! Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Larry Levin, Grand Central, $19.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-446-54631-7. I guess so because it's already a short book with that long first chapter. Although Mark Levin is k… As a Yahtzee book, Oogy is a five stars. I guess so because it's already a short book with that long first chapter. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder. His early abuse as fighting dog bait is mercifully brief and can only be guessed at. Was that really necessary? I LOVED this book and this dog, and the wonderful family who adopted him! Attorney Levin shares the by turns horrifying and heartwarming story of Oogy, his gentle pit bull who went from brutalized bait for fighting dogs to beloved family member and therapy dog. The father of the family of four authored the book called "Oogy, the Dog Only a Famliy Could Love." Buy this book. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. It was like the author read a "how to write a memoir" book and threw in all the techniques--start with foreshadowing, then rewind and tell the story, incorporate details to make the reader visualize what happened. The real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie is perhaps her greatest mystery of all. It is such a small world! Not the case. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love****. Written through the eyes of the family that adopted him, Oogy is a well written story about one dog's journey from 'bait' animal to a loved and adored family member. Now in paperback, the New York Times-bestselling story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. Unfortunately, it also bring. WRONG. Oogy's. Oogy is truly a hero and shows how wonderful animals are that they can endure that and still be gentle and loving. A good hearted family adopted him and forged a deep bond with him. However, I couldn't get past how it was written, too many needless details. Even when they don't die from old age at the end, they still make me cry! In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Oogy is not a Pit Bull as one would conclude from his picture on the cover; he is a little known breed to North Americans, a Dogo. Pacing Calendar 3. 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