Widdle and Puke are two puppies that a friend gives the Durrells on the occasion of Gerry's birthday. Because they're a gift, Mother is forced to accept them. They receive their names after being locked in a room at the birthday party, where they promptly urinate and vomit everywhere. As they grow up they become companions to Gerry and Roger. Puke later fathers a puppy with Dodo.
Widdle and Puke Character Timeline in My Family and Other Animals
The timeline below shows where the character Widdle and Puke appears in My Family and Other Animals. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 11: The Enchanted Archipelago
Part 2, Chapter 12: The Woodcock Winter
...Margo committed suicide, while Margo believes that Leslie is murdering Peter. In the ensuing melee, Widdle and Puke tug on Mother's nightgown, Larry yells about being disturbed, while Margo tries to... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 15: The Cyclamen Woods
...Woods, as cyclamen flowers grow there prolifically. One afternoon, as he rests there with Roger, Widdle, and Puke, he watches a mother magpie carry worms to a nearby olive tree. When... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 16: The Lake of Lilies
...rest of the family finds this quite amusing. They watch her walk off with Roger, Widdle, and Puke ahead, followed by Dodo, Sophia, and the puppy. Larry teases Mother incessantly about... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 17: The Chessboard Fields
Part 3, Chapter 18: An Entertainment with Animals
...know for lunch, tea, and dinner. Larry sleeps as everyone else prepares, and Gerry, Roger, Widdle, and Puke help where they can. Gerry explains that it's fortunate that his family was... (full context)
...races back inside, screaming in fear, and the pack pursues her. The noise brings Roger, Puke, and Widdle racing out of the kitchen, and they throw themselves on Dodo's suitors. Theodore... (full context)