I just finished read the book “Katie Up and Down the Hall” by Glenn Plaskin. I am an animal person and I couldn’t wait to read this book. And also let me tell you after reading it I can honestly say, I LOVED IT!!!!!
Glenn had been contemplating getting a dog for many years when he finally took the plunge and got one. He found a breeder of cocker spaniels. In the building Glenn lived in he had a friend named Joe who owned a cocker spaniel himself. Joe gave him advice on how to raise a dog and introduced Glenn to an elderly couple (Arthur & Pearl) who lived just next door and who recently had lost their dog. The dog Glenn found was not what someone who liked to show dogs would want, skinny, not proportion well. They had named her Twiggy, but after Glenn got her he changed her name it Katie. Little did he know his life was changed forever.
Katie bonded Glenn with Arthur & Pearl deeply. In fact Katie created close bonds between Glenn and a few people he met in his life. These bonds he made is more then some of us could even dream of. For 15 years memories were created, they went though 9/11 together and even visited many celebrities together(Glenn is a writer and took Katie on many interviews). Then the memories they had together sitting at Pearls table, bonding with new friends and loving.
The book broke my heart at the end and I cried for a good 20 minutes trying to finish the book. And although my heart was sad my heart was also filled with joy. Joy for a group of people who found each other all because of a dog named Katie and the love that they shared.
If you are up for a fun loving, emotional book, this is the one for you. In fact I am planning on reading it again. I felt like Katie, Glenn, Pearl, Arthur and the gang where my family too. And I went on the roller-coaster with them. I was actually sad to see the book end.
Thank you Glenn Plaskin for sharing a deep part of your life with us. This book has made me look around my life and see who I fill it with and to spend as much time with them as I can. Each day with the ones you love is like gold, don’t waste it.
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