This story is about what happened in my garden, in the summer of 2004. It's a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, based on the birds and squirrels that meet in my garden every day.
Join Lenox Lizard and other friends from Coomacka Island as they prepare for the championship football game against the Stoney Hill Scorpions.
Lenox will be faced with a difficult choice and have to confront his fear.
Other Tales from Coomacka Island: The Story of Spider & Ant Anansi Jr. and the Mango Truck
Jack is a mischievous kitten, his best friend is a bulldog puppy called Doug. They live with Pete and Sally at Rose Cottage in St. Ives in Cornwall. It is Christmas day and Sally is cooking the Christmas turkey. She leaves it on the table where Jack discovers it and persuades Doug to help him carry it off. Unfortunately things don't go according to plan. Whilst dragging the turkey across the table it topples onto the floor. Doug ends up in the rubbish bin where Sally finds him in tears. She turns around and sees Jack still on the table, he runs off and hides. Later Jack tries to cheer Doug up by playing with the Christmas tree decorations, things go wrong again. The Christmas tree is ruined. Jack escapes through the cat flap but Doug gets stuck and is left to face the music. It all ends well, when the boys tuck into a turkey supper. Off to bed and the wind blows the cat flap open making a scary noise. Jack is afraid but he doesn't let on. He persuades Doug that if they share a basket he will be able to keep Doug warm.