THE PEPE AND JERRY DIARIES

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27 AUG 2005

(penned by Pepe)

It's been so long since we've updated our diary i think we have forgotten how to type! So much has happened but i think we have forgotten most of it! Oh man, this is going to be hard. Let me go and have a little nap. I'll try this again another day.


19 AUG 2004

(penned by Pepe)

Jerry has had surgery twice in the last 2 months! In June, she broke a tooth eating a dentabone(!!!), exposing the root, and so had to have it removed. Then a month later, we noticed a mole growing on her side, getting larger by the day, and had that removed too. The growth contained cancerous cells (squamous cell carcinoma) which the vet said was a result of Jerry's addiction to sunbathing at every opportunity (until her skin turns black!). Anyway, the vet was confident that all bad cells were removed during the surgery, and strongly recommended that Jerry stay out of the sun! Now that's going to be a challenge!

You'll be pleased to know that we have lost some of our plumpiness due to a change in diet. We've started eating raw natural foods (as well as some food called Vets All Natural Complete Mix,  www.vetsallnatural.com.au) and it's making us healthier and more beautiful as each day passes!


23 APR 2003

(penned by Jerry)

On Easter Sunday they gave us BiG bones. I ate mine and then I ate a bit of Pepe's bone too, and then I got sick! They said that I overdosed on bones. I am still feeling a bit queasy.


8 FEB 2003

(penned by Jerry)

We've been so busy the last few months we haven't had a chance to update the diary. If you want to catch up on what we've been doing, have a look at the updated Gallery 2002 pages 6 to 10, and Gallery 2003 page 1 (click here).


28 OCT 2002

(penned by Jerry)

On saturday I was relaxing on the grass in the sun, working on my tan, when I felt a sharp burning pain under my right arm. I jumped up and ran around the garden in circles but the pain was still there. The tall one noticed my unusual behaviour and lifted me up and flipped me on my back to see what's wrong. the tall one saw lots of bumps all over my belly and chest that they called a "nasty rash". They took me to the vet who said I had been bitten by a spider. Bloody spider! Luckily the "nasty rash" disappeared after an hour and I could get back to the tanning.


21 OCT 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Last night, jerry vomited all her food out after supper. The tall ones were wondering why she couldn't keep her food down. I know why, its because Jerry and me we spend the day eating anything that has a bad stink in the garden. By the time night comes, even my cast-iron stomach can feel a little whoosy..


25 SEP 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Today when the tall one was leaving I wanted to go with him as well. I sneaked out and didn't want to go back inside.


23 SEP 2002

(penned by Jerry)

When the tall one came home we were jumping and barking and grabbing the tall one's hand softly with our teeth. Then Pepe growled viciously at me, I lay on my back so she could see I was afraid. Sometimes Pepe is a scary monster.


29 AUG 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Finally today the rest of the sponge has come out through my mouth. It was originally light green, but now it is a dark grey colour.  The tall ones said: it's OK pepe, pooooor pepe.


26 AUG 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Yesterday I ate half a sponge, used by tall ones for washing. The tall ones were making a noise, and said that I was mad and would get sick. My stomach is not afraid of half a sponge, it is well trained from all the possum poops I eat.


26 JUL 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Lately they were calling me "pepmeister", "pepperella", "pepper", "pepstein" and "pooper" and they have been calling Jerry - "jerryberry", "jerrybell", "geraldine" and "seinfeld". It is annoying and I do not like it one bit, they must call us by our real names, Pepe and Jerry!.


11 JUL 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Jerry and I slept for most of the day in our sleeping bag because it was cold. When the tall ones came home, we then decided to sleep on the couch under some blankets for the evening. When the tall ones went to bed, we decided that we would go to sleep in our night bed. Halfway through the night, we begged the tall ones to lift us on to the bed and we all lay with our heads on the pillow in a row.


5 JUL 2002

(penned by Pepe)

At night I wake up and get bored because I am not so tired. So I go around to the tall ones and start making squeaking noises next to their bed. If I make enough noises, they usually wake up and make noises too. Sometimes they make loud noises, other times they pick me up. It is better when they pick me up, because I can burrow to the bottom of the bed, and fall asleep again.


18 JUN 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Yesterday we got a book called David Hockney's Dog Days.  You won't believe it, but it's full of pictures of me and Jerry.  Every page is a different painting or drawing of us sleeping or just lying around - and there's quite a few of Jerry lying on her back with her neck in the chinese-shop-smoked-duck position.  It's really good.


3 JUN 2002

(penned by Pepe)

The other week the neighbour came and looked over our fence and complained that Jerry and I were driving him nuts.  We had been shouting at the possums to get out of our garden.  He said he was going to keep a diary.  Well, as you can see we already keep our own diary, and we have noted that he had a very noisy children's party which prevented us from sleeping for hours.  That neighbour can go straight to hell.

A most terrible thing happened to Jerry after her bath on Saturday.  She emerged from the bath with all her finger nails cut right off.  Needless to say, she was livid and growled at me.  But then we curled up together to get warm again.


10 APR 2002

(penned by Pepe)

Yesterday they took me for a bath - its not so bad because its like a shower with a sponge and stuff. I was a good girl. Jerry got a bath after me, and she was also good. Jerry tries to eat a chilli from the chilli bush and spat it out when she tasted it. Jerry is a funny dog.


18 MAR 2002

(penned by Jerry)

On Saturday they took Pepe and me to the vet and the vet gave us a jab with a sharp needle, they called it a "shot". We were sleepy for the rest of the day, except that night when the possums came to our garden and we barked at them. We went to the dog beach for a long walk on Sunday. It was lots of fun and Pepe barked and barked at all the other dogs. Afterwards they took us to another house that has the smell of cats. There was a lot of smell so I couldn't relax and I was making moaning noises. Afterwards we came home and Pepe and I slept because we were exhausted. Weekends are fun!


18 FEB 2002

(penned by Pepe)

When it comes to my personal eating habits, "danger" is my middle name. I will eat anything that I can find that has a smell, my favourites are possum poops, old chicken fossils, decomposing birds, a smorgasbord of stink! Sometimes I have to eat grass to make myself vomit, because it all stinks.


14 FEB 2002

(penned by Jerry)

Pepe looks like she is getting better - pepe doesn't care about stretching when the tall ones are not around, she just gets up and runs after the birds...she nearly caught a bird today because it is hot and the bird was slow...Pepe is the best hunter..

(penned by Pepe)

Quite a few things have happened since i went to the vet.  Last weekend we went to the Natural Animal Therapy Centre down the road and we got some shark cartilage powder for my leg.  So now i'm eating shark with my food everyday, and i think it's making my leg stronger.  Maybe it will also make my teeth sharp like a shark's teeth!  We also get ester C everyday to keep our bones healthy.  I think i know what it means now when they say "Pepe, Streeeeeeetch".


31 JAN 2002

(penned by Pepe)

They took me to the vet last night because of my leg that makes me limp, and the vet pulled and pushed my leg. It was horrible. Jerry sat on the floor and cried for me while this was happening. I don't know what's wrong?


30 JAN 2002

(penned by Pepe)

They're making a lot of noise at the neighbour's house - so Jerry's been barking so much today. They are knocking and hammering and shouting today. Whenever I lie down, my leg gets tired, and when I walk, I limp on my leg. The tall ones always tell me to stretch when I stand up. "Pepe, Streeeeeeetch", they say.


6 JAN 2002

(penned by Jerry)

The tall ones were home for the holidays, and it was great fun! Pepe and I would get lifted into the big bed in the morning when we woke up, and they would play games with us and we would wriggle around on our backs and make growling noises. Sometimes we would crawl to the bottom of the big bed and fall asleep. Afterwards we would follow them to the kitchen and get a biscuit. I always jump up and down when the biscuits are handed out. Pepe barked a lot at the visitors who came to the house every day, especially at the short ones who scared us when they ran around making noises. After the first day the short ones never tried to come too close to Pepe. Pepe doesn't like short ones, only tall ones. I wish it was holidays every day, Pepe and I get lonely when the tall ones are away from our nest. That is why we dance and sing when they come home, we are so glad to see them.


16 DEC 2001

(penned by Jerry)

When I get excited I run around in circles. If I run too fast I lose my breath and I have to stop running to cough. Sometimes Pepe gets in my way and I bump her and she gets mad. I always run in circles when I am allowed into the front yard.


13 DEC 2001

(penned by Pepe)

This morning we sang birthday songs to the tall one. Jerry and I gave a present - an Andy Warhol picture called Portrait of Maurice. It's fantastic, it looks like Jerry. The tall one was very pleased, and we got lots of kisses.


11 DEC 2001

(penned by Jerry)

I was begging to be lifted onto the couch, but they were ignoring me, so I started to make squeaking noises, so they told me to keep quiet. When they did put me on the couch I was happy. I chewed my new nylon bone and eyed Pepe out when she came too close.


10 DEC 2001

(penned by Pepe)

It rained most of the day and we never went for a walk. I only went outside twice the whole day for toilet. Jerry went once!


6 DEC 2001

(penned by Pepe)

I wanted to go outside for toilet so I jumped through the dog door. It was raining, so I stopped and jumped back inside the house. I stood at the door looking out waiting for the rain to stop. I stood there for a while but then couldn't wait any more. When I went outside I got wet, so Jerry licked me when I came back inside.


5 DEC 2001

(penned by Jerry)

The tall ones came home late tonight and fed us 2 hours later than usual. I gulped my food down and let out a loud burp when I was lifted onto the couch to watch TV. Pepe was trying to lick my ears.


4 DEC 2001

(penned by Jerry)

Today we slept in our new bed the whole day because it was cold outside. when the tall ones came home today, they took us for a walk. Pepe tried to chase every bird and kitty that we came across. I prefer to sniff the grass and make wee's all over the place.


3 DEC 2001

(penned by Pepe)

Hooray, today is our birthday, hooray. jerry and I are 2 years old, and we are now old enough for our own separate beds and bedrooms. the tall ones sang happy birthday to us this morning. jerry growled at me last night when I tried to get into the bed with her.


29 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

I lay on my back in the sun today and sun-tanned my stomach. Jerry has got a much better tan than me, because Jerry falls asleep in the sun and doesn't get up. I have to get up every time a bird lands in the garden and chase it away. I hate birds.


28 NOV 2001

(penned by Jerry)

Didn't do much today (yawn, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, yawn, roll over onto back and wriggle around for a while, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz).


27 NOV 2001

(penned by Jerry)

I was looking at Pepe today and I decided that I am much more relaxed than she is. Pepe is always worrying and yapping and following the tall ones around the house (she even follows them into the shower), I prefer to lie down and watch the world go by.


26 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

We went for a walk today and we heard the tall ones admiring the black circles on mine and Jerry's tails. We heard them say the circles are in the same spot on the tops of our tails. I think Jerry and me are single-egg twins.


25 NOV 2001

(penned by Jerry)

The tall one made a new bed for us today, it is very smart. It is made from polar fleece and is the colour of a leopard, and it is like a sleeping bag that pepe and I can crawl into and keep warm. We can also stick our heads out if it gets too hot. It is padded with cushions underneath and it has lining on top. Look at the pictures of me and Pepe in the bed.

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24 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

We went to the beach today and ran and ran and ran and played games. I was so tired afterwards that I fell asleep in the car. My eyes were full of sand and my hair got wet.


22 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

One of the tall ones came back early today and was making funny throat noises in the toilet, the way we do after we eat grass.  Then he spent the rest of the day in the big nest.  Jerry and I took turns looking after him.


21 NOV 2001

(penned by Jerry)

We had an intruder in the house this evening.  He kept going to make wees in our back yard.  Pepe didn't like him one bit and she kept barking every time he moved.


20 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

I woke up in the middle of the night and heard some talking in the street outside, so I growled and made a menacing barking noise, just to make sure that we were all safe inside our house.


19 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

Jerry got into 2 fights with big dogs at the park, I think they were fights because Jerry made so much noise and ran away yelping even before they got near to her, but they ran away when they heard Jerry.


18 NOV 2001

(penned by Jerry)

Pepe and I were laying around the house today, all the noisy ones were out, and I noticed that the collar around Pepe's neck was loose and I could get my mouth around it. So I grabbed the collar (which had a tasty leather taste) and began chewing on it. Next thing, the collar was off Pepe's neck, and I so I ate all the leather and left behind the shiny, hard pieces. Pepe was still sleeping and didn't notice, but when the tall ones came home they made a few shouting noises, so I ran outside and lay on my back in the sun.


17 NOV 2001

(penned by Jerry)

The tall ones were in the house the whole day today. Pepe and I were very happy to have tall ones scratching and playing with us all day. We went for a long walk and then I slept on the couch with my chin on the tall ones leg. They told us that we were their "kaninchen". We thought that was a good name, so we jumped around the garden chasing birds and playing games, especially when they made a funny walk.


15 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

The tall ones took us on a walk today to 2 different parks (probably to make up for not walking with us yesterday). Jerry ran after a bird and she went all the way off the park grass onto the hard ground where the big shiny dogs with round legs run up and down making a noise. Well, I chased Jerry and soon we were both in the hard ground (I think they call it a road). You should have seen the tall ones - they were making so much noise that I almost stopped to see what was wrong. But I kept on chasing Jerry until I saw another bird on the other side of the road, and so I ran there. I don't know why they were so noisy but I think maybe it has something to do with chasing the bird.


14 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

The tall ones went out tonight and left us alone. We never got a walk and I never got to sit on the couch, watch the TV, get my stomach scratched and then fall asleep. They even closed the door to the TV room, so I couldn't get on the couch and chew on the cushions. To make things worse, Jerry was making noise by chewing on the nylabone the whole night. When the tall ones got back I growled at Jerry and pushed my bum into her face. I also screamed at the tall ones with delight and chewed on their fingers when they tried to touch me.


13 NOV 2001

(penned by Pepe)

Jerry and me chased the horrible kitty down the road today. We were so angry and excited and made so much noise that the hateful kitty jumped over the wall before we could catch her. All the noise we were making made the other dogs in the neighbourhood bark too, and then I was scared and wanted to go home. The tall one made me continue to walk with him even though I tried to escape a few times to run home. Jerry was not frightened as much as I was by all the big dogs barking as we walked past their houses. I counted Jerry made 17 wee's on the walk.


12 NOV 2001

(penned by Jerry)

Pepe and I took the tall ones for a walk today to the local high school, which is also our favourite place for finding scraps of food on the floor (I don't know why they shouted at us when we ate the delicious scraps of mouldy bread and old salami). The tall ones were also making lots of shouting noises when I caught a baby bird that had fallen from its nest. I got such a fright that I let the bird go, and it hopped off into a lavender bush. I will have to look for that bird tomorrow. Pepe and I were angry that all their noise made me drop the baby bird, and we didn't talk to them until we got hungry later in the night and asked them for some food.

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