Forever a Special Place in My Heart
December 29, 2017 11:36am CST
When I was teaching, I do wish my classroom library had contained a copy of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin. If Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love had been in my possession before I retired from teaching, I would have read this book to every single classroom of students I had the privilege to teach. I would have read this book to my colleagues. I would have read this book to anyone who would listen. I would have allowed others to read my copy of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love only if the borrower understood that this book be returned to me immediately upon completion. My sharing of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love would have been done to inspire others to become the kind of people Mr. Levin describes: "For all people who strive to comfort and help suffering animals: the lost and the frightened, the abused and the hunted, the abandoned and the captured, and those that should be in a better place than where they are." As for Oogy, I will only provide one of the many special moments shared by Oogy and his owner, Larry Levin: "I nodded at him, kissed him on the top of his skull, rubbed both sides of his head behind his ear and his unear, feeling the rough line of scar tissue that holds his face together." I will share Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love with friends and family, but they will have to promise to return this treasure to me. Thank you @amadeo for sending this wonderful book to me. This book will always have a special place in my heart.
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• Holiday, Florida
sounds like a book all should read. problem is i think people that are mean to animals and abusive you can not help. i think trying to make them understand how they should be to Gods wonderful things he gave us, never seems to work. of course thats not to say it won't work with children. i think if those abusers were raised differently and had a special pet as a child. that might work. but i have known adults nothing changed their nasty heart.
• United States
@rebelann It does. We adopted Ashley, a gorgeous toy poodle, who was abandoned on Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Ashley had epilepsy and diabetes, but we adopted him and provided the medical care he needed to treat both maladies. He did lose his sight due to diabetes years later. He was one special pup. Will have to have a discussion with Molly and she how it goes regarding adopting a pet who suffers from illness or injury.
i shed a tear when i read about the abuses of human beings do to their pet dogs. i think i get so emotional when i read dogs that are abandoned and i feel hatred to their owners. the dog in the picture lost an ear, am i right? i am so sorry.