Letters from Angel is a true story of a golden retriever/chow mix told in her own words. Her early years were spent in a family in a modest home in suburban New York. She blossomed into a beautiful, loving, energetic companion. When the father in the family continued to abuse her, Angel ran away. She survived for months on the loose, lived off the land, protected by homeless men and women, and her own inherited survival skills.
When winter came, Angel was rescued by the SPCA, who identified her owners and brought her back to be reunited. The mother turned the rescuers away because she believed her husband would continue to abuse Angel. At nine years of age, Angel was taken to a dog shelter, her spirit crushed.
When it appeared that all was lost, Angel was rescued. Her sad life turned into a Cinderella story. A new world opened up for her. Air travel (a funny story), a home that she describes as the “biggest dog house in the world,” winters on the beach in Florida, living in a New York City apartment, walking in Central Park. Angel tells her story in detail and shares her innermost thoughts on a wide variety of subjects, her reactions to lightning ashes and reworks, tricks on taking medicine, weight control, on and on. And at the end, she writes about the burdens she faced as she grew older. Angel’s letters are insightful and charming, revealing the inner life of a dog. It is a book for all ages.