It is the pictures that tell this story about a greedy, selfish cat who thinks he is friendly with the dog in his life, but isn’t. Doodle Dog wants to be friendly with Lazy Cat, but the big, fat pussy always insists on doing things his way. When they play on the tricycle, it is Doodle pushing Lazy, and the toys they play with are Doodles but are purloined by the cat. He gets most of the pizza too, and when it is time to pick up the play things, it is Doodles who does it while Lazy look on. But the real crunch comes when Lazy insists that Doodle sits on top of the TV, adjusting the aerial, while Lazy watches his favourite programme. Doodle slams the door when he leaves, and Lazy realises he has gone too far. However, his attempts to mollify Doodle don’t work altogether well, and in the end, Lazy gets his come-uppance. Mind you, we aren’t sure whether he has or not, and it may be that Doodle is in for more from the insufferable cat. Friendship is a two-way street, and it may take more than one lesson for Lazy to learn this. The pictures, cartoon style, have animation and verve and are fun, but one has to say that perhaps it would be a good thing if Doodles gave up completely on this particular friendship. His ‘knowing eye’ gives us the idea that he just may.
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