Look at the face on this book cover!! How can you look at it and not read this? That sweet gaze is calling for you.
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I liked how Larry Levin intertwined Oogy's remarkable story with his own family's to show how perfectly they fit together. Oogy was used as bait in a dog fight and left for dead. Once discovered, he was brought to a vet office that held overnight emergency hours. One of the vets fought for him to be helped, and he miraculously survived surgery with severe facial disfigurement. Larry and family adopted Oogy despite his challenges, and his story and gentle nature won over everyone he came in contact with. First thought to be a pit bull, the Levins later found out he was actually a Dogo Argentino, a breed not common in the US. The Levins adopted twin boys before finding Oogy. The relationship between the Levin family and Oogy confirms that biology is not a necessary component for true love and family bonding. This is a heart-warming story for dog lovers and anyone who appreciates stories about overcoming trauma. Dogs have this unending capacity to love, forgive, and trust in ways humans can only strive to equal.
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