In the book Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, 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. 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. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. 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. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.
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.
When I first saw the cover of the book, I was drawn into the picture. Just looking at him made me laugh but it also made me think why some people can be so cruel and hurt any animal. I have a cat right now but I love dogs. The book was easy to read and I finished the book rather quickly. I felt that I was sitting next to the author as he was telling the story and Oogy was lying at my feet.If you are an animal lover you will love this book.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the Hachette Book Group for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.