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Spock and Dracs the Wilderness Weeks

Extracts from the Diaries of Two Siamese Lodgers

Hello there!
We are two Siamese brothers called Spock and Dracs. Spock's on the left in the picture. Normally speaking we live with two humans called Simon and Simon, but every now and again we go and stay with their friend Ann. The last time we stayed with Ann, we decided to keep a diary. We thought we'd give it to the two Simons when they got back from their holiday.

Thur 21st
Ann's quite nimble for her age. It's surprising how quickly she can move when Dracs is about to be sick. She jumps straight off the chair, picks up a newspaper and is over to him. All in one fluid movement. I don't know why she thinks it's such a treat for him to be sick on a tatty old newspaper. He much prefers the carpet.
Here are a couple of extracts...

Thur 4th
It gets quite cold once Ann switches the central heating off, so Spock and I tried sleeping on her bed last night instead of settling down on the settee like we normally do. Considering how small she is, for a human, Ann takes up far too much of the bed. She would insist on stretching out right under the very middle of the duvet. It took Spock and me half the night to nudge her over to the edge of the bed so we could get into a comfortable position ourselves. Ann wanted to know how it is she manages to find cat litter all over the living room carpet, when our tray's so big and deep. Had the cheek to ask us if we play football when we're in it. Has she no shame? As I said to Spock, do we ask her what the strange noises are when she's in the bathroom? And why the towels are too wet and soggy to curl up on when she finally comes out.

Spock and Dracs

Making the diary
Ann's friends kept calling round while we were with her and she showed it to them. We weren't too sure why they laughed so much as they were reading it. We didn't think it was funny; we thought it was an intellectual masterpiece and we weren't very happy with them. But then they all said that we should get it printed and sell it for charity which was quite flattering. We had a talk with Ann and she said that she would help us. We drew up a business plan for Ann, gave her lots of instructions and sent her off to get things moving. Simon's friend Richard did some illustrations and Ann met somebody called Bruce who did the layout. She also got in touch with some printers who gave us a special price for the printing. Then she went around local businesses and clubs and found sponsors to pay for the printing costs.

We're very pleased with our glossy covered booklet which is all our own work and which we've managed, single pawed, to produce entirely free of cost.

"Spock and Dracs the Wilderness Weeks - Extracts from the Diaries of Two Siamese Lodgers".
Translated and edited by Ann Dickinson.
The ISBN is 0 9535581 0 X and a catalogue record of the book is available from the British Library. It's also listed in Whitakers.
All the profits are to be given to the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)

You can buy a copy from countrybookshop.co.uk and they don't charge for postage in the UK.

or by writing to:
Ann Dickinson (The Diary)
c/o 3, Earsdon Road,
West Monkseaton,
Tyne & Wear,
NE25 9SX.
It costs £1.50 per copy inclusive of postage and packing.

Alternatively, borrow it from your local library. We wrote to the Public Lending Rights Scheme and registered our book with them too.

Best wishes from Spock and Dracs.

Update on our diary

   


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