Welcome to The Levi and Cooper Chronicles. I'm the 'Cooper' and my baby brother is the 'Levi.' We're not siblings in the literal sense of the word. He's a miniature schnauzer and I'm a miniature poodle but our differences go far beyond our breed. You see, I'm the famous angel dog who blogs from the Rainbow Bridge. Well, not famous down on earth but up here in doggie heaven all canines get to do whatever we like and I like blogging. We dogaroons up here can also gaze down through the magic water under the bridge and keep tabs on our humans. Isn't that cool! After I discovered the magic water, I decided that little Levi---who got adopted into the family shortly after my departure from earth---could use a guardian angel. When he blogs he types in pink and when I put my two cents worth in I type in blue.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Levi's First Twenty-Four Hours

This is Cooper reporting from the Rainbow Bridge. I'm an angel dog, now, with the power to watch over my humans and their new addition to the family. Without further ado, let me introduce Levi, a thirteen week old schnauzer with big feet. Oh, my God! I think the breeder lied to my humans when she said he'll only weigh seventeen pounds when he grows up.

Levi's not a hell raiser like I was at his age, but he's inquisitive and he likes my old toys that mom washed up for him. My humans also gave him the new bed that Mom
bought for me a few months before I came to doggie heaven and wouldn't use. She ended up digging my old one back out of the trash. But I digress. Little Levi took right to the new bed and uses it for a playpen. He hasn't it figured out how dogs are supposed to sleep in beds. Most of the time he hangs half in and half out.

Levi is doing well with Dad's wheelchair. He isn't afraid of it like some older dogs are. He's already found the short cut underneath and he's learning to 'sit' when Dad transfers. Little Levi likes the tags on the chair's cushion, though, and he got his first "No!" reprimand for chewing on them. Something tells me he's going to get a lot more of those before he grows up because Levi's not going to be allowed up on all the furniture like I was. He's only going to be allowed up in Dad's Laz-Z-Boy when the two of them take naps. Levi's been up there already for several short bonding sessions, with Mom close by to make sure he didn't jump down and hurt himself.

My folks were happy that little Levi's first night in his new home went well. He didn't cry or make a fuss when he had to stay in the laundry room. He didn't even cry when he woke up before Mom and Dad. He just played with his toys and used his puppy pad. The only real problem Levi is having is learning to walk on a leash. He plants his butt down on the floor, locks his front legs stiff and pulls backwards with all his might. But I know our mom; she's stubborn, too, and she'll get my little brother leash broke. Otherwise he'll miss out on all the fun stuff in an earth dog's life.

Tomorrow Levi gets his first visit to the veterinarian's office so that he can get the paper work required for the puppy classes at the Humane Society and for the groomers. I don't think I'll get "remorseful" tagging along in spirit to the place where I departed earth---especially since they have a special room they use for families and dogs that are parting company and little Levi won't be going in there. My humans made a difficult but loving decision that last day and I think they know it was the right one. Little Levi is helping to fill the holes in our parents' hearts that I left, so they will be okay. He's a joyful presence in a house that would have been too quiet without either one of us there. ©


Amber-Mae said...

Hi there Levi! Welcome to your new home & welcome to Dogs With Blogs! So nice to meet you. Cooper is not in heaven & he's probably smiling down on you right now. You're gonna have a great life with your new hoomans. Hope to see you post your 1st post ever. Talk to ya later alligator!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

happy said...

Angel Cooper, you are doing such a great job watching over your mom, dad and little Levi.

Hi Levi, welcome! You are so cute! Glad to know you have settled in just fine at your new home.

Candi said...

Aww Levi, your soo going to be loved. Your just a little cutie, don't worry about the leash thing you'll get use to it, it took me long enough lol.

lots of licks to Levi and Cooper.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hello Angel Cooper, Levi sure is a cute doggie. Good to see that you're looking out for him and your family

~ Girl girl

Maggie & Mitch said...

Levi is one lucky pup to have you looking out for his best interests, Cooper!
What a cutie he is! We're so happy that your mom and dad have a new furry body to hug!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Penny & Poppy said...

Levi is just tooooooo cute! You did a good job, Angel Cooper, in picking him for your pawrents! We know they did the right thing for you and now little Levi can help to heal their hearts.

Poppy & Penny

BookingAlong said...

Okay, Levi, I'm greeting you with some tears in my eyes after reading about Cooper. That was some shocking news!
You, Levi, are cute, cute, cute! Once you get used to a leash, life can be full of all sorts of excursions.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Cooper...we are so glad ur used ur angel "zen" to guide ur peeps to Levi...

The scrabble of toenails is not a sound to be taken lightly...and it's sorely missed when it's not there...

Your doin' a fine job keepin' watch!!!

We welcome Levi to our family here at DWB's....now as for the not allowed up on the furniture part....should be interestin' huh, Cooper??!!!

Come and visit us...

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

BenTheRotti said...

Hi Cooper & Levi,

It's so nice to know that you are ok Cooper and that you are watching over your Mom, Dad and little Levi. I'm sure with your guidance Levi is going to turn into the most wonderful boy and a master blogger too!! He is sooooo cute.. and Mum just melted when she saw he pictures of him hanging out of his bed hehehe
Mum says she understands how Levi is healing your Mom and Dads hearts, as I have been healing the holes left in my Mum & Dad's hearts since my brother left for the bridge. Mum wishes she hadn't waied two years now.. but it seemed right at the time!
I'm so glad you decided to blog from the bridge Cooper, it's so heartwarming popping over and being able to read about your new adventures. It will be fun to get to know Levi, but I sure hope you are gonna stick around for a long while yet.

your buddy,

Ben xxxx

love and licks to your Mom and Dad xxx

4xBs said...

hi Cooper, thanks for introducing us to little Levi. we're glad you're watching over him and your mom & dad too. we think he will learn to walk on his leash and be a good dog, like you were. that's good that he likes the new bed that you didn't like.
be happy, okay?


Lacy said...

woof's Levi,m u iz shuch a cutie, good fang u got cooper helpin u learn bout bloggin...lots of caring pups, cats, hammies, horsies here...if its ok, me will feature u on me new pup wednesdays...

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Gus said...

Welcome to DWB. When you are ready, we can have a talk about that furniture rule.


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Hey Cooper, thanks for helping us to get to know Levi. He is a real cutie. No one can replace you but it is good that your mom and dad have someone to keep them busy.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy