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.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Angel Puppy on Earth, Trouble Bubble in Heaven

I've been at the Rainbow Bridge just over two weeks now in human time. Up here, though, there is no such thing at time marked by weeks, months or even years. What is IS if you know what I mean. Mom and Dad still talk about me every day or I should say Mom talks and Dad listens because he can't talk since his stroke. She tells him stories about me as a pup and how much different little Levi is from me at the same age. They laugh and smile at the memories and pour the love on Levi that they can no longer give to me. I may be absent physically but I'm still presence in their hearts.

Levi is the perfect pup for them at this time in their lives. He is sweet and obedient and God knows I was anything but obedient. I was nicknamed the Trouble Bubble for a reason. Adopted at five-and-a-half weeks, I turned out to be a hell-raiser on four paws and didn't make an effort to get civilized until many months later when I had some sessions with a doggie shrink. (See this blog entry for details about Dr. Spock of Dogdoom.) But Mom and Dad were younger back then and they couldn't go through all they did with me again.

At fourteen weeks Levi was the last of his litter to find a home and many of the problems adjusting to living with humans that I had he never developed. He is so tender hearted that he gets his feelings hurt with the slightest reprimand and he takes Mom at her word when she says 'no' to things like chewing shoes laces and table legs. He also doesn't whine or cry when he has to sleep behind a baby gate in the laundry room or ride in a crate in the car. He accepts everything except the vacuum cleaner in his new world including the fact that he can't poop and pee in the house anymore. I'm bragging here but my baby brother even sent his very first mental telepathy message to our mom and she got it! He stood with his front paws on the window sill and kept looking back and forth between the view of the dog yard and Mom, asking her how he can get out there to do his job. Yup, God and I did a great job matching my humans up with little Levi.

Not that Levi is a perfect puppy. He has a stubborn streak about things like Mom's requirement that he not pull weeds in the dog yard and toss them in the air. And forget about the Fooey brand bitter tasting stuff she sprayed on the bark still left along the edges of the fence. Mom got some on her fingers and about gagged on her cookies when it got transferred by accident to her lips, but Levi likes it. He's also a puppy who loves to roll in the dirt and yesterday he discovered the joy of digging holes. Mom better hurry up and get those patio stones over my grave before Levi decides to dig up my bones.

Well, I'm off to my first Mother's Day party up here at the Bridge. I hear tell there will be grills set up where we can snatch all the hamburgers and hot dogs we want and there will be a champaign toast to our earth mothers everywhere. ©


Maggie & Mitch said...

Awwwwwwwww, you make Levi sound like a delight from sun up till sundown, Cooper! Enjoy your barbeque at the bridge and happy mother's day to your mom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

4xBs said...

hi Cooper, it's so nice to hear from you in heaven. 5 1/2 weeks is very very young to get adopted. no wonder you were a wild child. we're glad you did such a good job at picking out little Levi though. sometimes the perfect dog will come along at the perfect time - we dogs are talented that way.

i, Bailey, am 1/2 schnauzer and proud of it. mom says i have a stubborn streak also. i'm also very sensitive. i think that stubborness is a trait of schnauzers, but my mom is stubborn too, so do you think that makes her part schnauzer?

well, we're just happy Levi is doing so well. we know your mom will be thinking about you a lot on mothers day and every day.


happy said...

Happy Mother's Day to your mom, Cooper and Levi!

Levi sure is growing up fine now, isn't he? He's lucky to have you watching over him. Enjoy your barbeque now!

Penny & Poppy said...

We're very glad Levi is fitting in so well! He sounds like almost the perfect pup! Yes Schnauzers have a very stubborn streak! Our Mom and Dad's very first dog was a Mini-Schnauzer named Daisy and she could be REALLY stubborn when she wanted to!

Poppy & Penny

Petra said...

Cooper, will you say hi to Sadie for me? She was my mom and dad's cocker who went to Rainbow Bridge 2 weeks after I was born. I never met her, but she was loved just like you were loved when you lived down here. And this was her first mother's day at the Bridge, too.

I love the way you are keeping track of Levi and describing life from your vantage point!

Latte said...

Hi Cooper,

Levi sounds sooooo sweet, I'm sure he's going a real good job cheering your folks up :)


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Hehehehe, Cooper...I think Levi and I would get along great! I too like to fling around weeds!

I'm glad to hear that things are going well over the rainbow bridge. Just know that your mom talks about you a lot because you meant so much to her...and I'm sure you always will. Levi is lucky to have a four legged human as great as you watching over him!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and the Canine Kids said,
What a beautiful post. You brought tears to our eyes. We are so thrilled that Levi is turning out to be a wonderful addition to the family and that your parents are getting such joy from him.
And, digging holes isn't such a bad thing. Actually, it's our favorite past time.
Hugs from your friends the Canine Kids!

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Cooper -- We hope you had a swell Mother's Day up there over the Bridge.

And it sounds as though you are sending Levi great instructions as to how to keep your folks happy on this side of the Bridge.

Very cool.

We tried to explain the concept to someone over the weekend and they just looked at us with big question marks in their eyes. But we get it. And we love you for it.

Jake and Just Harry

BenTheRotti said...


You sure did a great job of matching up Levi with your Mom and Dad.. and even though he is there to heal the whole you left in their hearts I can imagine your loss is very much with them right now. I miss you my sweet buddy, but your tales of Rainbow Bridge warm my heart and they make my Mum so happy as she feels my Bridge Brother Ben must also be enjoying all the fun you have there.

I'm a hole digger too.. now the best way to go about it is to..


dognabbit!! Mum gagged me just as I was about to share my hole digging tips!! She says I must NOT be a bad influence on Levi! hehehe

love ya!!

Ben xxxxx