The Jardine Family, Kempton Park, South Africa
October 1, 2002
Hi there. Rufus joined our family today to our surprise, as my mom had kept it secret. I think I got to see him last, as my two sisters both wanted him first. Poor guy - I think he was a bit overwhelmed. By the way, I am 9 years old and my sisters are 7 and 16 months. I really enjoyed reading in Rufus' diary about the families he has visited before.
October 2, 2002
Didn't have much time to chat to Rufus this morning, as it was a big rush for school.
October 3, 2002
My sister, Caylee (7) is showing Rufus everything. My pet snake, our rabbits and birds, even the rest of her Teddy Bear collection. I have had a good look at Rufus' injection sites and medic-alert bracelet.
October 4, 2002
Told Caylee that Rufus is sleeping in my room, not hers. Girls! He slept on my bunk bed.
October 5, 2002
Weekend at last. Have taken Rufus into the garden to give him some fresh air. He is watching us clean out the aviary. I am sleeping over at a friend tonight, and am a bit embarrassed to take Rufus with. Have asked my sister to look after him.
October 6, 2002
My baby sister won't let me take Rufus from her and is carrying him all over. I have persuaded my mom to let me eat a Magnum ice cream. I haven't had one of them for ages. My mouth is actually drooling at the thought.
Jason Jardine, born 6/20/93, age 9, Diagnosed 3/17/2002
Rufus and Ruby, the bears with diabetes, is the creation of Carol Cramer, who owns the copyright to Rufus and Ruby. The graphics of Rufus are from Rufus Come Home, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Terry Ravenelli, and are used by permission of the author.
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