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.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Goodie Two Shoes

Levi and his teddy.

Goodie two shoes---my new earth brother---finally did something to upset our adoptive mother. Or I should say it's what Levi didn't do that upset her. He didn't pee for twelve hours today and she was thinking he was getting sick from the vaccinations he got yesterday or from being outside last night in the frosty cold when she was trying to get him to pee before bedtime. Worry wart that she is, she called the veterinarian's office and they said, "No, the vaccinations shouldn't cause that to happen." And, "Are you sure you he didn't pee when you weren't looking?" (I was watching, too, and the little guy really didn't pee over night or in the morning.) "Is he acting listless?" "Is he eating?"

"He's acting the same way he has since we adopted him," Mom replied, "and he's eating well," to which the vet's receptionist advised Mom to call back if anything changes.

After hanging up the phone, Mom started worrying that her pop-can-turned-rattle with the pennies inside scared Levi TOO much when she'd caught him squatting where he shouldn't be squatting. It was the last time he'd tried to pee---before the twelve hour dry stretch---and she'd startled him so bad he'd stopped mid stream.

Finally, mom decided to give Levi some filtered water instead of the tap water in his dish and he drank like he'd been out on the desert for a week and promptly peed all over the kitchen floor five minutes later. Mom was so happy that she didn't even ball herself out for missing out on the action until it was too late to rattle the can or scowl him.

It's a good thing Levi is a good puppy and nothing like the trouble bubble that I was at his age. The veterinarian's phone would be ringing off the hook. ©

What do you mean blankets aren't toys?

Total trust, total comfort.



4xBs said...

hey Cooper and Levi, that's a pretty funny story. our mom is such a worrier too. it makes us crazy. she makes us crazy. it sounds like Levi is doing well though, except for peeing all over the floor, but he'll figure that out. he sure is a cutie!


parlance said...

We had a similar thing happen when Penny was a tiny puppy. We would grab her and rush her outside when she started to wee and she found that so upsetting that she decided not to wee when we were looking. She would hide under a bush or creep away to another part of the garden or house.

So we decided to relax about it and try to be quicker at realising when she was about to do it. We just rewarded her for weeing outside, with heaps of praise and treats at the exact moment she finished. We would simply ignore any weeing in the house and clean it up when she wasn't around. We limited her to the easily cleaned floor of the kitchen, using baby gates.
She got the idea surprisingly quickly that the humans thought she should only wee outside.

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a cute story! We're so glad that Levi peed all over the floor! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Penny & Poppy said...

That would have really scared our mom too! She freaks out over anything we do that isn't "normal"! Our mom uses a squirt bottle full of water instead of the penny can. It gets the point across without scaring us.

Poppy & Penny

Petra said...

Hi Levi! I'm Petra and the fleasgang told me about you. You are one lucky pup to have Cooper watching over you. It sounds like you are having lots of adventures already!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Cooper and Levi -

Cooper, we are sorry we did not get to know you. Bosco (my older sister) will take you around and meet all sorts of doggies and cats when the two of you meet.

Levi, you are so adorable. I (Hershey) peed a lot on the floor when I was a puppy. Now I just destroy my toys.

Have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Michelle L. Devon said...

Goodness, he's adorable... those look like some big paws for such a tiny little guy!