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THE TALES OF DOGGIE AND MOGGIE

           

The Tales of Doggie and Moggie were written and illustrated by Josef Čapek in the 1930s. Below is an excerpt from the new 2008 English edition.

Nine adventure stories about a little dog and a cat, with illustrations. - 82 pages - for children of primary school age (approx. 6-9 years) - Doggie and Moggie: How They Washed the Floor - How Doggie Tore His Trousers - What Happened at Christmas - How They Wrote a Letter to the Girls in Newcastle - The Proud Nightie - The Boys From Ipswich - How Doggie and Moggie Made a Birthday Cake - How They Found a Doll That Cried Very Softly - How They Played Theatre & About Father Christmas.

The book can be ordered here - the cost is A$ 19.95.

It is also available on this link, both in print and the E-Book form.

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“Easy-peasy,” said Doggie, I know exactly how to make a proper cake! In it you just have to put everything that’s good to eat, everything you like eating best of all, and all that will make the best cake you’ll ever want. Simple, if you put in five of the best things to eat, the cake’s then five times as good, if you put in ten, it’s ten times as good. But as we are going to put in a hundred, we’re going to have a cake that will be a hundred times as good!”
“That must be right,” said Moggie, “we’re going to make the best cake that’s ever been made.”Doggie and Moggie both put on their aprons and started cooking.
They took some flour and an egg and mixed them together. 
“A cake must be sweet,” said Moggie, and she added sugar. 
“And a bit salty too,” said Doggie, adding salt.
“Now we will put in some butter and jam,” said Moggie. “No, not jam,” said Doggie, “I don’t like jam. Instead of jam let’s put in some Stilton cheese, I like Stilton cheese a lot.”So they put in some really strong smelling Stilton cheese. 
“I think it needs to be a bit more greasy,” said Moggie, “it wants some rinds of bacon.”
“And hazelnuts, let’s not forget the hazelnuts,” said Doggie, and tipped in some hazelnuts from a paper bag.
“Hazelnuts are good for you,” agreed Moggie, “but there should definitely be some pickled cucumber too,” and she put in a pickled cucumber.
“And bones,” cried Doggie, “bones just have to be in it!”
So they put in plenty of bones.
“And we must have a mouse, I so much love mice!” remembered Moggie, and put in four mice.
“Let’s have a few sausages, spiced with pepper, that’s something for me,” said Doggie while putting in a few sausages.
“And now for the most important thing of all!” said Moggie. “Whipped cream!”
They poured in a whole container of whipped cream.
“A little onion,” said Doggie, cutting and putting in some onion.
“And chocolate,” said Moggie, adding some chocolate.“And gravy!” occurred to Doggie, so they put in some gravy.
 So they kept adding all sorts of things into their cake, mixing them together; thus they put in garlic and pepper, and lard and sweets, pork cracklings and cinnamon, semolina and cottage cheese, gingerbread and vinegar, cocoa and cabbage, a goose’s head and raisins, well, everything went into their cake, with the exception of bread, because dogs and cats don’t like eating bread very much.