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.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Animal Emergency Care

My angel siblings here at the Rainbow Bridge and I have been on pins and needles for the past few hours while our baby brother on earth had his first accident resulting in a trip to Animal Emergency Care. Oh, my God Levi cried so loudly when he accidentally got his paw rolled over by our dad's wheelchair! And here I thought he was doing such a good job learning to stay a safe distance away.

When he tried to walk afterwards, his leg gave out on him and he went face down on the floor. It was SO hard to watch! He looked like a drunk every time he'd tried to take a step. In no time at all Mom whisked him from the floor and off they went to the hospital. A set of x-rays later and a lot of sympathy, Levi was back home in two hours, but not without getting a few drugs that made him act really odd-ball when he was leaving the hospital, pooping and peeing all at once and dragging his butt on the pavement. Mom was really scared! It was a reaction to the pain injection he was given and something else they gave so they could do the x-rays without him moving.

Mom took him home and he spent several hours in bed except for one slow-as-molasses trip to the living room to see if he could find Dad. Levi didn't have any broken bones but two of his toes are pretty sore and he'll be on pain pains the rest of the weekend, if Mom gives them to him. She's kind of afraid to after seeing his reaction to the pain injection. Later on, we all knew he was feeling better when he started chewing on his hospital blanket.

Watching this all unfold made me feel bad for Mom and Dad and guilty for all the times I was rushed off to doggie emergency when I was a puppy. Once while I was in my time-out cage I managed to get my flea collar off and eat everything but the buckle. Once I ate a cork coaster, and one time I got my leg and belly burned. That time, my dad had put a cup of coffee on the floor and I thought it looked like fun to play in. So I stuck my paw all the way down to the bottom of the cup and then pulled it up quick to my belly. Mom put got me in some cold water and then off we all rushed to the animal hospital, me crying all the way. For a while there, the hospital people knew me on a first name basis.

Levi's pain will be short-lived, I know that. Like my angel brother Jason says bad
times teach us all to be more appreciative of the joys in life. But still, it doesn't seem fair that a helpless little puppy has to learn about pain at such a tender age. I think I'll mosey on over to Philosophy Square where the wisest of the wise old dogs up here debate the meaning of life, death and everything in between and beyond. Maybe they can help me understand why bad things have to happen. ©


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Awwww Levi! I hope he gets better! The second day I lived with my human I jumped outta her arms and hit my front paw on the concrete. I cried...a lot I cried. She cried. We all cried! But I live! I will rest up good and hard and send some super intense ESP your way. If you feel a jolt don't worry! It's just me!

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Maggie & Mitch said...

We feel so bad for you, Levi! You're too little to have to go through all this rough stuff! We're sending you lots of AireZen! We hope you feel better real soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww pooooooooooor Levi, your so little having to through all this pain and trauma, i sure do hope i don't have to go to any vet hospital. Hope you paw gets better quick.

lots of licks


parlance said...

I'm so sorry that you all had this worry and that Levi had to suffer. I hope he is feeling better soon.

Petra said...

Oh, poor little Levi! I'm glad that no bones were broken, but what a way to spend the weekend.

I hope he is up and running again very soon.

Penny & Poppy said...

Poor little Levi! We're glad nothing was broken and we hope the pain goes away really fast! Try to stay away from that emergency vet...it costs WAY more than the regular vet. Believe us...we know!

Poppy & Penny

4xBs said...

oh poor little Levi. we're glad that nothing was broken, but the sound of a crying puppy is heart wrenching. we don't know why bad things happen either. we hope that Levi will learn to keep his distance from those darn wheels. poor little kiddo.


The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Just a note to say that Levi is doing just fine. His limp and pain were very short lived and by that night he was acting like a normal little puppy. He didn't get or need the two days of pain pills they gave him. The emergency vet had said that when puppies get their first taste of pain they can really over react sometimes and I think that is what happened.


Michelle L. Devon said...

Awww, Cooper, just think, Levi will now be much more prepared for that wheelchair monster and it might have taught him just 'enough' of a lesson that he will avoid a very serious injury in the future.

Glad the little guy is feeling better!

Love and stuff,

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and the Canine Kids said,
Poor Baby. We are so sorry he had an accident and had to be rushed to the emergency vet but we are glad nothing was broken and he is on the mend.