Verdict: Every once in a while there is a story that makes us reflect and feel grateful for what we have. This is one of them.
Miss Pink has been laid off from her job as a high-powered marketing exec. She has also been divorced, and swindled out of all her investments thanks to Bernie Madoff. All this occurs in conjunction with her deciding not to accept the severance package her company offered.
Pink then uses up all her saved money trying to network, can’t seem to find another job in marketing (or anyplace else) and becomes homeless in NYC during the recession. Miss Pink sleeps in shelters and Central Park, and volunteers at an animal shelter. Walking everywhere she goes and living cash paycheck to cash paycheck, she also cleans apartments when there is work, but has nothing steady.
As Miss Pink heads off each day on a quest to find homes for abandoned dogs, she meets an interesting array of characters. Included in the mix are fellow victims of Mr. Madoff, a pet store owner and her manager, and a woman named Mrs. Wolf, who is constantly mistaken for Ruth Madoff. This unlikely combination of women during a time of economic awfulness makes for a fascinating story. In Miss Pink’s shoes, most of us may have given up. Not her!
Crusading through New York City, Pink comes up with a plan that will rescue hundreds of dogs and finds a job that ends up opening the door for her to do so. Along with Mrs. Wolf, and some help from people who believe in her, this woman is unstoppable. Each time life seems to kick her when she’s down she gets up, dons a new pink outfit, and presses onward. It’s as if the ammo she needs falls right into her hands and she yields the ultimate weapons: faith, hope and love. This is just what she; and of course her four legged friends, need.
Every once in a while there is a story that makes us reflect and feel grateful for what we have. This is one of them. Dogs Have Angels Too takes several seemingly hopeless situations and merges them into a successful project. Cavallaro brings to light a question that we all ask at one time or another when we adopt a dog: Who rescued who? In the end, everyone is going to be just fine. Check out this delightful summer read with a furry friend by your side!
Reviewed by Keri English for Indie Reader
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