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. 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.
Oogy is a living proof that there can be happiness, love and hope on the other side of the horrible events in life. Also this is truly a story about what can happen when the worst in people meets the best in people and the best wins. Just like in disney movies!
I'm going to place an order of this book as soon as possible at my favorite bookstore in town since I'm a sucker for dog stories. And oh, my super sweet childhood friend, Lindsay, just posted an entry about Military Working Dogs. I gotta hand it to you girl, that was one great blog entry! I didn't know that there was a dog killed alongside with his handler and those Navy Seals on the Chinook chopper that crashed in Afghanistan last week. I'm so saddened by this horrific news *sobs*.
And oh since my readers are mostly from the US of A (according to my visitor flag counter), I urge you to read her blog entry and spread some love to dogs and other animals. Please adopt stray dogs at your nearest dog shelter if you want to get a dog, they need a home and they need you!