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Katie up and down the hall : the true story of how one dog turned five neighbors into a family / Glenn Plaskin.

By: Plaskin, Glenn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Center Street, 2010Edition: First edition.Description: xiv, 256 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781599952543; 1599952548; 9781599954301 (pbk.); 1599954303 (pbk.).Subject(s): Plaskin, Glenn | Cocker spaniels -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Human-animal relationships -- New York (State) -- New York | Neighbours -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Strangers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Families -- New York (State) -- New York | Battery Park City (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography | New York (N.Y.) -- Biography | Battery Park City (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 636.70092/9
Contents:
Faux-paws -- Test-run dog -- The runt of the litter -- From bow to wow -- "Lion" in a cage -- News hound -- Prancing with the stars -- Walter the horse: favorites & foibles -- A real pearl -- Everything that goes up -- Canine cop: three apartments become one -- Gentlemen prefer blondes -- "Ready, set, go!" -- The accident -- Party girls -- The talking picture frame -- Lady sings the blues -- The day our world stopped -- The escape -- Ghost town -- Granny in the ER -- Georgia peach -- Nocturne -- "Have a great time--and call me!" -- Love remains.
Contents:Faux-paws -- Test-run dog -- The runt of the litter -- From bow to wow -- "Lion" in a cage -- News hound -- Prancing with the stars -- Walter the horse: favorites & foibles -- A real pearl -- Everything that goes up -- Canine cop: three apartments become one -- Gentlemen prefer blondes -- "Ready, set, go!" -- The accident -- Party girls -- The talking picture frame -- Lady sings the blues -- The day our world stopped -- The escape -- Ghost town -- Granny in the ER -- Georgia peach -- Nocturne -- "Have a great time--and call me!" -- Love remains. -"The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.
Scope and content: "The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIE is a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie's charms.

All of their lives are profoundly changed as they are transformed from neighbors to friends to family, with Pearl as matriarch. The motherless boy finds a "Granny"; his Dad inherits a mother, Glenn discovers a confidante. Set in New York City, we witness nearly sixteen years of antics and family adventures spanning Hollywood high times, bad health, accidents, blustery winters, even the terrors of 9/11. Through it all, the family clings to each other, sharing a deep bond that give each comfort, support and security.

Based upon a widely-read article in Family Circle , here is an unforgettable story about the love that makes a family-one that transcends the hard realities of time, tragedy, and inevitable loss.

Faux-paws -- Test-run dog -- The runt of the litter -- From bow to wow -- "Lion" in a cage -- News hound -- Prancing with the stars -- Walter the horse: favorites & foibles -- A real pearl -- Everything that goes up -- Canine cop: three apartments become one -- Gentlemen prefer blondes -- "Ready, set, go!" -- The accident -- Party girls -- The talking picture frame -- Lady sings the blues -- The day our world stopped -- The escape -- Ghost town -- Granny in the ER -- Georgia peach -- Nocturne -- "Have a great time--and call me!" -- Love remains.

Contents:Faux-paws -- Test-run dog -- The runt of the litter -- From bow to wow -- "Lion" in a cage -- News hound -- Prancing with the stars -- Walter the horse: favorites & foibles -- A real pearl -- Everything that goes up -- Canine cop: three apartments become one -- Gentlemen prefer blondes -- "Ready, set, go!" -- The accident -- Party girls -- The talking picture frame -- Lady sings the blues -- The day our world stopped -- The escape -- Ghost town -- Granny in the ER -- Georgia peach -- Nocturne -- "Have a great time--and call me!" -- Love remains. -"The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.

"The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Plaskin (Horowitz), journalist and lower Manhattan resident, shares the delightful story of how his precocious cocker spaniel, Katie, brought him closer to his neighbors and turned an apartment building of strangers into an urban family. Katie charms everyone she comes in contact with: elderly Pearl and Arthur, dog-phobic Ramon, resident macaw Mojo, and Ryan, a motherless two-year old whom Katie befriends, breaking her "no kids" rule. Katie rubs elbows with the rich and famous-Alan King, Leona Helmsley, Peter Jennings, Katharine Hepburn-as she accompanies the author, a former journalist with CNN, on his interviews. She commandeers the television remote control, steals spaghetti, receives a Christmas gift from Ivana Trump, stars as Toto in a play production of The Wizard of Oz, and is the subject of a Page Six item in the New York Post. Aside from her antics and brushes with fame, Katie proves to be a source of comfort after September 11 and when a member of their makeshift family dies. Plaskin's engaging narration and Katie's ability to make community will endear this book to readers. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved