Oogy yes Oogy

It’s not that I spend my whole days reading, though I do love to read, it’s that I actually got to a real live bookshop this week. Now I am one of those people who just cannot leave such a shop empty-handed. After all, it is important to support local shops every now and then.

I saw the book about Oogy – who is an injured Doga (Argentinian mastiff) and thought that it would be a story which would bring me to tears, and after all, tears sometimes are good for one. HBTW just shook his head in a resigned fashioin.

I took the book home and haven’t been able to put it down since. It is certainly not a sentimental book – I didn’t have even a tear in my eye. It is about adoption of an injured dog and adoption of twin boys. It is about growing a family – a special kind of family. The book is about courage, acceptance and incredible hope. I have to admit that I am very wary of any dog that resembles a fighting dog. Everything to do with dog fighting is anathema to me. And I have shared in my blog before about how anxious I can be since Misty was attacked by a rescue dog. So this book is as much about learning to overcome prejudice as an animal story.

At the risk of spoiling it, I will just say that Oogy is now in training to be a pet therapy dog. That says it all.

Has anyone else encountered it?

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5 Responses to Oogy yes Oogy

  1. Dianne says:

    I haven’t read the book and probably won’t as dog stories usually tear me up. However, I am familiar with the efforts to train dogs to be therapy dogs. Over here, the prisons are using these dogs to rehabilitate prisoners. Both the dogs and the prisoners can go on to have a better life. Thank you for the review.

  2. Lyn says:

    Dog stories tend to jerk at my heart, but that sounds very good. I’ll look into it.

  3. friko says:

    I am sure I would be sitting with a lump in my throat. He looks so sad with his lopsided face.
    If I come cross it, I might have to buy it though. You are a hard taskmaster! 9I can’t say mistress any longer, can I?)

  4. friko says:

    Oh, for goodness sake, why don’t I check before I click send! ‘across’ and (, silly me.

  5. Anne Gibert says:

    Oh, I think I want that one!

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