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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser Comes From:


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.

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.

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.


"Behind them, his head directly above and between where their shoulders touch, Oogy sits alert, watching me.  Illuminated by the murky light behind them, the outlines of Oogy and the boys blur together; they look like one being, a three-headed mutant."



Hott Books - Gina said...

I can't imagine calling a dog Oogy. Of course, I'm sure it has to do with a small child & we all do that. Are you enjoy this book?
My Teaser is from The Husband Tree

Cherry said...

Sounds like a heart wrenching read...

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Cherry said...

One od my colleagues is called Ogi :) He has a foreign name all of us can't pronounce and Ogi is a shortened version of his real name ;) ...no he's not ugly.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice :)

Here is my TT :)