Sunday, March 24, 2013
Oogy: From Bait Dog to Beloved/inspiring but could be upsetting to animal lovers
Kids, I just finished reading this book. This beautiful gentle loving dog had an unbelievably harsh beginning, being tossed into a cage at a couple of months of age with a vicious fighting dog (as motivation to increase the fighting dog's brutality). He had one ear and half his jaw bitten off, among other things. It was incredible that he survived.
The family who fell in love with him happened to be at the vet's when they were trying to decide what to do with him, and it was instant love. The author, Larry Levin, says that even after all this dog had suffered, he exudes nothing but love and trust. The video reveals a compassionate family and a sweet dog who started off with no chance, and then was mercifully given another chance at life.
Oogy has endured several operations and has had some reconstructive surgery done on his face. The vet who has cared for him since the beginning has done so without charge, so grateful was he that Oogy found a family who loved him as this sweet gentle creature so deserves.
I cant wrap my head around the kind of human it takes to toss a small puppy into a pen with a vicious attack dog. My heart breaks for the attack dog too, who has known only viciousness and cruelty all his life. Why - WHY? - and HOW can this still be going on???????