Sunday, September 23, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love” by Larry Levin

“This dog is living proof that you can go through the most obscene experience imaginable and come out okay on the other side.” – Larry Levin, author of “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love”

 If you’re someone who appreciates an inspiring true animal story, then I encourage you to check out the book “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love” by Larry Levin – and if you’re one of those people who hates investing in a great animal story only to discover that the animal dies at the end (i.e. “Marley and Me”), you’ll be happy to know that despite his horrific past, Oogy is still very much alive and well – in fact, Oogy is a real-life miracle.

Oogy began his life being subjected to horrific abuse, used as bait for a dog fighting ring. When police found him during a raid in 2002 he’d had half of his face and one of his ears ripped off, and had been left languishing in a cage for about a week, his injuries untreated. Oogy was brought to Aardmore Animal Hospital, where the staff was able to treat his injuries and ultimately save his life; everyone was amazed at how trusting he was of humans even after all he’d been through. It was shortly after his rescue that Oogy met his forever family, when Larry Levin and his twin sons came to the hospital to have their terminally ill cat put down. Oogy met them in the hallway and immediately began smothering them with kisses as if he’d known them forever; it was immediately decided that Oogy would become the newest member of their family. Of course the road wasn’t easy; caring for Oogy involved intricate wound care and further surgeries – but watching Oogy take his spot as “the third twin” and develop a deep, loving relationship with his humans was more than enough of a reward to the Levin family. That relationship is one that still rings true today, a decade after Oogy’s initial rescue, and will surely continue for many more years to come.

 Get your copy of “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love” on Amazon by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. Only Oogy could bring such an outpouring of Love to this family; and this family to him. This incredible story pulls at every heart string. I hope it encourages people to reach out to the dogs that are the victims in these tragedies created by thoughtless humans... and give them a home built on Love.