I too wonder if he was a Dogo! 5.0 out of 5 stars Oogy:The Dog Only a Family Could Love. 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. Oogie is unlike most dogs, he was used as a bait dog in fights with Pit Bulls. Animal lovers will relate to this families journey with their boy through the ups and downs. 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. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published One thing I don't like about this book is the title about a dog only a family could love. I wrap four strips of bacon in a paper towel and place them on a plate in the microwave, and then set the timer for three minutes and thirty seconds. Amazingly he survived the ordeal, the po. Please consider reading this wonderful book! 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 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. - Publishers Weekly by Larry Levin. And the story is quite touching. 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. The story begins with the adoption of twin boys, the death of a beloved cat and finding the love of Levin family's life in the form of an abused dog. 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. 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. 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. Let me save you a few hours of your life- Oogy was used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring. Reviews | This information about Oogy shown above was first featured First I thought this was going to be cheesy and it seemed like the dog story was just a gimmick because the author starts off talking about his own life for some time. Even when they don't die from old age at the end, they still make me cry! The story is an easy read, I finished it in one day, but a story that will stay with me forever. Every brand of bacon has a different cook time for the same number of strips. Oogy is a special dog and deserved this family every bit as much as they deserved him. One chapter it is telling you about dog fighting. So I pick up this book expecting to feel totally awe inspired. $39 for a year. 224 pages Oogy was abandoned after being a bait dog for dog fighting at 2 months old. Welcome back. More Information | In the world. And the story is quite touching. Those side stories will come together to create good context. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. Was that really necessary? by Grand Central Publishing. He sounds like a very special dog, and after what he went through and still being able to trust in people shows that he was even more special than most. 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. About the Book Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. There was a lot of description. Oogy was abandoned after being a bait dog for dog fighting at 2 months old. I enjoyed this book for reminding me that love does not always come in the package that you expect it too. I liked how the author was open about his family relationships, his twin son's adoption and Oogy's health and behavioral issues. "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." ****ing pet stories! This is a very touching book about a dog who survived horrific abuse. 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. However, I couldn't get past how it was written, too many needless details. The next you are getting told about his wife and his adopting their sons. And I like animals more than people. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. Larry Levin and his family are great people. The father of the family of four authored the book called "Oogy, the Dog Only a Famliy Could Love." Thoroughly enjoyed this heart-warming story of not only a dog but a family. 2. Mar 24, 2011 by judij. "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." A bait dog I decided then I will read it someday. An Introduction to the novel study 2. It was given to me as a gift from my secret Santa at work and since she knows just how important my dogs are to me, everything so got for me was for me to share with my puppies. You poor thing! in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's membership magazine, and in our weekly "Publishing This Week" newsletter. Ugh. Title Apparently, it came to pass that Oogie was found to be an obscure breed called a Dogo. Which probably says something. I made a shelf for "Yahtzee books": books I use as a solid surface for my Yahtzee score sheet that I read when it isn't my turn. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Oogy's beginning puppyhood is terrible but he finds his forever home and it was a a cute story. I wanted to read about a dog not a man putting bacon in the microwave. How could you not fall in love with Oogy, even after all that he has been through, he is still such a friendly, happy dog. Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈. The first chapter was kind of meh. He reminded of my sweet PeeWee who weighed over 145 lbs. Oogy is a sweet friendly dog who wants to be loved by everyone, and is. Oogy stole my heart and made it ache to hug him. Only this family could help Oogie. Will it get better? We have been told for years that dog's give unconditional love; understand that in this situation, the tables are turned. There was no story, nothing interesting. Just $12 for 3 months or Oogy is such a heartwarming tale. I wrap four strips of bacon in a paper towel and place them on a plate in the microwave, and then set the time. Now in paperback, the New York Times-bestselling story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. A good hearted family adopted him and forged a deep bond with him. Reading Questions for Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. 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. 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. WHO CARES? This story was so sweet you could rot your teeth out but no matter--I was still sucked in by the story of Oogy. It took me a long while to read this book. I kept thinking, "Where's the dog?" Full access is for members only. at one point in his life and was the gentlest, warm, loving dog. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home. The rest is just painful to get through. Information at BookBrowse.com is published with the permission of the copyright holder or their agent. The Levin family has a lot of heart for adopting him even though they knew of the medical difficulties they could face. This is one of the most wonderful books I have read in my almost 70 years. What if every person carried with them a tiny piece of what makes Levin (and his family) so great? Oogy was most likely used as a bait dog for dogfighting and it is a testament to his spirit that he remained friendly and amiable despite the pain he must have endured. I’ve just finished reading Oogy: the dog only a family could love by Larry Levin. 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. 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! [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. To laugh and to cry while reading this book. 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. Well, at least it did for me. Was that really necessary? I was happy though to learn about Oogy, and all he went through. See how he had the will to live and how others involved helped to save him. However, I couldn't get past how it was written, too many needless details. However, I couldn't get past how it was written, too many needless details. The Mystery of Mrs. Christieby Marie Benedict. PS this on page 6. I cried throught this book and thanked God that these people took him in and gave Oogy the love he deserved. Bleeding and injured for 5 days, he was brought to an ER vet and thought to be a goner. I am not saying that the story isnt good. I enjoyed this book for reminding me that love does not always come in the package that you expect it too. Oogy is a very speci. Second, the story is as much about the author and his family as it is about the dog. However it was a purely enjoyable venture. Customer reviews (1) Write a review; Average rating. 'Levin affectingly weaves their story with Oogy's, delivering a sweet sense of the possibilities of giving - and getting - love ... highly recommended for anyone (that's all of us) in need of inspiration." Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie He was rescued by an unbelievable family who helped him to not only heal his insurmountable scars but ensured his emotional rehabilitation. Here's my review, if it may help, 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. He was rescued by an unbelievable family who helped him to not only heal his insurmountable scars but ensured his emotional rehabilitation. WRONG. 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. But the nice thing about time is that it... To see what your friends thought of this book, Yes, it will. Animal lovers will relate to this families journey with their boy through the ups and downs. And I like animals more than people. Sometimes the writing style was a little too matter of fact for my taste. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers This book is well worth spending time with." I would've rather had a normal chronological story of Eli/Oogy. I guess so because it's already a short book with that long first chapter. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be long remembered as a Dumpster fire of a year. 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. 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. Then again, that would make me no better of a person than him. Oogy is such a heartwarming tale. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Oogy is truly a hero and shows how wonderful animals are that they can endure that and still be gentle and loving. I was happy though to learn about Oogy, and all he went through. The ending really made me cry. by Larry Levin. Also his wife Jennifer? "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. 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 love animals and hearing any type of tale of animal cruelty will have me crushed for days on end. Now in paperback, the New York Times-bestselling story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. Pacing Calendar 3. Home; Pictures; Characters; Find an Oogy of your own; Meet the Author; Oogy: A dogo breed dog who was succesfully rescued from dog fighting. 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. Get this from a library! I think we need to push for more regulation and harsher penalties for the people who engage in this evil and horrific "sport". 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. - Library Journal (-: While this is a really heartwarming and valuable story, the narrator didn't make me feel fully connected to/engaged in it. Larry Levin opens the book with a description of a typical morning in his household and in Oogy's life. We’d love your help. I am just saying the book could have been much more entertaining and better written. Are you kidding me? Introducing a detective duo for the ages who unlock the secrets of a startling Victorian mystery. Photo: Ben Goldstein/Studio D. 1. The story begins with the adoption of twin boys, the death of a beloved cat and finding the love of Levin family's life in the form of an abused dog. * by Larry Levin. Genre: Biography/Memoir Would that be so hard? ****ing pet stories! 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. He sounds like a very special dog, and after what he went through and still being able to trust in people shows that he was even more special than most. We need more animal loving people like that in the world. Unfortunately, it also bring. Author Not the case. The Levin family has a lot of heart for adopting him even though they knew of the medical difficulties they could face. I have a resuce pitt of my own. 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 can't imagine this book not having a positive affect on anyone who reads it! Sometimes the writing style was a little too matter of fact for my taste. And the story is quite touching. The first chapter was kind of meh. Sweet and touching, but not overly so, I'd tend to call it more a tribute to the power of second chances when one's heart is open. I hate people who mistreat animals! 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. The book is wonderful, and shows how any dog deserves a second chance and immediately becomes part of the family. 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 I did have to look up Dogos though. Oogy is a very special dog who survived the inhumane cruelty that is involved in dog fighting. Instead the first chapter is a day in the life of the Levin household. Search: I HAVE to finish a book I start even if it starts like this one. Just a jumbled mess of fond memories of people telling this guy how special his dog is. Ouch. I love dogs. October 12th 2010 Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Start by marking “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The four-month-old pup was discovered near death: maimed, missing an ear and half his face, with numerous other life-threatening injuries. 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 felt like a part of this family thanks to the very descriptive writing of Mr. Levin. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder. 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. This week’s letter assignment is O in Mrs. Matlock’s class, so I’m sharing Oogy… Oogy is a great dog who has truly found a great family. 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. As a puppy he was used as bait for fighting dogs, mangled, and left in a cage to die, but Oogy's good nature led him to be saved against the odds. Be ready to laugh and cry as you read about Oogy's journey. Amazingly he survived the ordeal, the police brought him to the vet who saved his life. 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. © BookBrowse LLC 1997-2021. The story of Oogy is a delightful tale about a dog who was mistreated and how much he can trust the people who saved him. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Larry Levin, Grand Central, $19.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-446-54631-7. Someday came two years later and I found the book at a thrift store and I was shocked, happy that I found it and sad because I found it. It took me a long while to read this book. This story made my heart ache. I cried throught this book and thanked God that these people took him in and gave Oogy the love he deserved. You poor thing! Oct 2010 This is the kind of animal book I love to read, the kind where the animal is still alive at the end. This story was so sweet you could rot your teeth out but no matter--I was still sucked in by the story of Oogy. And for those of you thinking "Oh she hates dogs, shame on her, blah blah". As many reviewers have already stated, Oogy is one amazing dog. Honestly, if the subject matter didn't extremely interest me, I probably would not have continued reading. Oogy was a really sweet story and IS a really sweet dog. Oogy : the dog only a family could love. This guy, the one who took Oogy home, deserves the "Best Pet Owner in the World" award. Oogy was most likely used as a bait dog for dogfighting and it is a testament to his spirit that he remained friendly and amiable despite the pain he must have endured. The real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie is perhaps her greatest mystery of all. Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time. 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.. There was no story, nothing interesting. I would have wanted to make his face look the same. I guess so because it's already a short book with that long first chapter. Like every minute of their whole morning. 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. He reminded of my sweet PeeWee who weighed over 145 lbs. A solid book! Although Mark Levin is k… Then theres the variable of how long the bacon has been in the fridge..." and it goes on about bacon. Apparently, it came to pass that Oogie was found to be an obscure breed called a Dogo. When Oogy was a puppy, he was bred to become what is called a 'bait dog'. I'm still going to read it, but might be confused. Article Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 5 out of 5 stars. Instead the first chapter is a day in the life of the Levin household. Any "Author Information" displayed below reflects the author's biography at the time this particular book was published. 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. 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. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Written By: Larry Levin Meet OOGy As you can tell, Oogy is not the average dog. 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". Download the accompanying reference guide. Information on the author and links to background building videos 4. Oogy – The Dog Only A Family Could Love was written for those of us who love our dogs. He has a story that tells it all, and his single ear says a thousand words. His early abuse as fighting dog bait is mercifully brief and can only be guessed at. And for those of you thinking "Oh she hates dogs, shame on her, blah blah". Oogy – The Dog Only A Family Could Love was written for those of us who love our dogs. It is such a small world! I love animals. Let me save you a few hours of your life- Oogy was used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring. BIG DOGS!! Oogy - the dog only a family could love . Oogy was no different. However it was a purely enjoyable venture. Lufu, the Old English word for love, is why Larry Levin chose "Oogy" when the badly disfigured pit bull puppy jumped into his own adopted boys' laps and lives. I randomly selected a book from my Overdrive wishlist and this audiobook was it! In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to … I have a resuce pitt of my own. It got off to a rough start, but he does get to the dog and Oogy's story is a remarkable one, but it was peppered with such cruel sadness. I hated this book. Levin's lufu is profound and we are all so much better off because of Oogy. Oogy's. More Books, Published in USA  Imagine the difference that would make for the animals in this country. First, Oogy is no ordinary dog story. A veterinarian took him under her wing as her own special cause and saved his life, while looking for a family to adopt 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. Buy this book. Find books by time period, setting & theme, Read-alike suggestions by book and author. 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