oogy: the dog only a family could love summary

oogy: the dog only a family could love summary

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. The ending really made me cry. 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. Oct 2010 I can't imagine this book not having a positive affect on anyone who reads it! 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. Larry Levin and his family are great people. Before beginning the book, I had no idea why Oogy was disfigured, only that he was adorable anyway. As many reviewers have already stated, Oogy is one amazing dog. The first chapter was kind of meh. BIG DOGS!! There was no story, nothing interesting. An Introduction to the novel study 2. Pacing Calendar 3. 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. Find books by time period, setting & theme, Read-alike suggestions by book and author. Instead the first chapter is a day in the life of the Levin household. 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! And for those of you thinking "Oh she hates dogs, shame on her, blah blah". This is the kind of animal book I love to read, the kind where the animal is still alive at the end. I randomly selected a book from my Overdrive wishlist and this audiobook was it! It took me a long while to read this book. Oogy was no different. Publication Information. I would be honored to kiss him on the head and tell him so! But, that only took a few pages to tell. The next you are getting told about his wife and his adopting their sons. Oogy's story is a dog's ability to rise above human cruelty and still show love, forgiveness and sweetness. 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 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. Reviews | I have seen this book on store shelves for two years and at first I could not even look at it then as time passed I picked it up and read the cover. '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." 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. Now in paperback, the New York Times-bestselling story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈. Animal lovers will relate to this families journey with their boy through the ups and downs. 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. Although Mark Levin is k… As I have long stated, I am a sucker for animal stories. Oh Oogy!! 5 out of 5 stars. I love animals and hearing any type of tale of animal cruelty will have me crushed for days on end. 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. About the Book Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. However, I couldn't get past how it was written, too many needless details. See how he had the will to live and how others involved helped to save him. - Vicki Myron, author of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Imagine the difference that would make for the animals in this country. Only this family could help Oogie. I am not saying that the story isnt good. Ouch. I too wonder if he was a Dogo! The real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie is perhaps her greatest mystery of all. I hate people who mistreat animals! Start by marking “Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love” as Want to Read: Error rating book. What do you learn about him and about Oogy from the details he chooses to include? We’d love your help. This information about Oogy shown above was first featured As a Yahtzee book, Oogy is a five stars. 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. Be ready to laugh and cry as you read about Oogy's journey. The rest is just painful to get through. I am just saying the book could have been much more entertaining and better written. Oogy's. You poor thing! by Grand Central Publishing. I enjoyed this book for reminding me that love does not always come in the package that you expect it too. 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. October 12th 2010 I'm still going to read it, but might be confused. This story was so sweet you could rot your teeth out but no matter--I was still sucked in by the story of Oogy. 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. Article Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time. I hated this book. Introducing a detective duo for the ages who unlock the secrets of a startling Victorian mystery. 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. I have a resuce pitt of my own. I had to buy it and have the courage to read Oogy's story. This is one of the most wonderful books I have read in my almost 70 years. Was that really necessary? I would've rather had a normal chronological story of Eli/Oogy. 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". 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. I was happy though to learn about Oogy, and all he went through. 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. 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. Warning: May contain spoilers. The story is an easy read, I finished it in one day, but a story that will stay with me forever. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder. This guy, the one who took Oogy home, deserves the "Best Pet Owner in the World" award. I cried throught this book and thanked God that these people took him in and gave Oogy the love he deserved. Just $12 for 3 months or Instead the first chapter is a day in the life of the Levin household. * by Larry Levin. [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. 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. Download the accompanying reference guide. "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." Get this from a library! I HAVE to finish a book I start even if it starts like this one. 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 House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell. I don't know if I would have been able to stand there and let him walk away after knowig that man did that to my dog. Just a jumbled mess of fond memories of people telling this guy how special his dog is. Oogy was no different. Oogy's beginning puppyhood is terrible but he finds his forever home and it was a a cute story. Oogy is a great dog who has truly found a great family. I guess so because it's already a short book with that long first chapter. To laugh and to cry while reading this book. I guess so because it's already a short book with that long first chapter. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published If my husband was wrtitting a book I would def read it before it was published to make sure I wasnt portrayed like I was never there. This book is well worth spending time with." Welcome back. He reminded of my sweet PeeWee who weighed over 145 lbs. - Publishers Weekly by Larry Levin. Full access is for members only. You poor thing! 2. WHO CARES? In the world. All rights reserved. ****ing pet stories! Bearing down on Oogy, my pencil marks were sharp and clear. A solid book! LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers So I pick up this book expecting to feel totally awe inspired. And the story is quite touching. Maybe not the most well behaved (sleeping on the table, taking food out of the fridge)but I guess he can't be perfect :) and what amazing people everyone involved with his rescue & rehabilitation are. First, Oogy is no ordinary dog story. Buy this book. There was a lot of description and emotion at points, but then, for pages and pages it would dry up. "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 love dogs. 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. However it was a purely enjoyable venture. Mar 24, 2011 by judij. Oogy – The Dog Only A Family Could Love was written for those of us who love our dogs. 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 … I liked how the author was open about his family relationships, his twin son's adoption and Oogy's health and behavioral issues. Even when they don't die from old age at the end, they still make me cry! Oogie is unlike most dogs, he was used as a bait dog in fights with Pit Bulls. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Larry Levin, Grand Central, $19.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-446-54631-7. 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! 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. I randomly selected a book from my Overdrive wishlist and this audiobook was it! Oogy is a sweet friendly dog who wants to be loved by everyone, and is. You will receive: 1. When Oogy was a puppy, he was bred to become what is called a 'bait dog'. There was a lot of description. I think we need to push for more regulation and harsher penalties for the people who engage in this evil and horrific "sport". Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Search String: Summary | I’ve just finished reading Oogy: the dog only a family could love by Larry Levin. 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. This story was so sweet you could rot your teeth out but no matter--I was still sucked in by the story of Oogy. 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. Second, the story is as much about the author and his family as it is about the dog. I do buy an unusual number of books with dogs on the cover. 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. Bleeding and injured for 5 days, he was brought to an ER vet and thought to be a goner. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Amazingly he survived the ordeal, the police brought him to the vet who saved his life. A tiny piece. A veterinarian took him under her wing as her own special cause and saved his life, while looking for a family to adopt him. 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. Those side stories will come together to create good context. Oogy stole my heart and made it ache to hug him. To laugh and to cry while reading this book. 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. Oogy : the dog only a family could love. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Written By: Larry Levin Meet OOGy As you can tell, Oogy is not the average dog. More Books, Published in USA  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. One chapter it is telling you about dog fighting. 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. Every brand of bacon has a different cook time for the same number of strips. Most dogs that are used as bait I wouldn't imagine being able to trust a human automatically if ever, but Oogy did. Was that really necessary? Grrr. An engrossing story of class, love, and loyalty for fans of Kevin Wilson's Nothing to See Here. There was no story, nothing interesting. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2012. Are you kidding me? 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. 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