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.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

National Stuffie Appreciation Day

In honor of National Stuffie Appreciation Day, May 8th, I'm sharing photos of Levi's and my stuffed toys. Levi is using all my old hand-me-downs. Mom says he can get some of his very own when he's old enough to go shopping on a leash.

This is the Blue family, Mr. Dippy Dog and Miss Teddy-Do. Mom likes the blue family because she can see them on our gray floors and Dad can run over them with his wheelchair and not get stuck.

When I was earth bound, I hated the White family, Mistress Lamb and Wacky Duck, because they were too noisy for my tastes but my baby brother loves to make them squeak and squeal.

Levi and Wacky Duck.

These are the Rainbow Buddies. Both of them were fun to play with and triangle was my very favorite stuffie. Today, Levi got his first lesson on retrieval with the rainbow ball. There is a bigger triangle in the closet but Mom is waiting for Levi to grow up a little bit more before giving it to him. I used to stick my head right inside of that triangle and Levi is trying to do the same thing with the little one.

This is a photo of my very first stuffie and it was taken on the day my humans brought me home for the first time. Can you believe it! They made me live in a cardboard box until I got housebroke. You can just barely find me in this photo. My eyes are in between the yellow and blue.

When I was three years old my Dad sent away in the mail for this Energizer Rabbit stuffie. He really did spoil me rotten. Mom sold it when they downsized, but there's still a little one packed away.

This is Dad's stuffie from when he was a toddler in the '40s. Boy, did Dad get mad when I tried to take him for a walk one day. Teddy lives in a glass cage now.

This is another of my dad's stuffies, Mr. Froggie. He won the green guy playing a carnival game called 'frog flopping' back when he and Mom were young. Dad would never let anyone play with Mr. Froggie either. He lives on a high shelf in the library.

These are Mom's stuffies from the '50s. They do things. One walks and one has a radio in its nose. The small one is into voodoo, he's full of pins.

This stuffie lives in the guest bedroom. I feel sorry for German Dog because no one plays with him. Mom says she rescued him from a flea market, so I guess the guest bedroom is a better place to live than a flea market. I hate fleas.

Happy National Stuffie Appreciation Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



happy said...

Oh wow, that's a lot of stuffies you have there!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Happy National Stuffie Appreciation Day! Those are some awesome pictures you got your mom to post Cooper! And it's awefully nice of you to share your toys with Levi! It sounds like he enjoys appreciating the same stuffies you do!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and the Canine Kids said,
We loved seeing your stuffies. We think the blue ones are especially cool and your Mom and Dad have some amazing stuffies of their own.
Thanks for sharing all the photos. We really enjoyed them.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Okay Levi...when did you get so smart! In a bit I'm gonna click my way to the Bone Zone and look into posting an entry about National/International stuffie appreciation day!

Thanks for the great idea!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Petra said...

You guys have SO MANY stuffies! My mom especially likes the old ones for some reason.

Do you care if I add you to my friends list, Levi (and Cooper)?

Maggie & Mitch said...

Wow! You have some really neat stuffies! Make sure you always be very nice to them and they'll last forever, Levi!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

wow you guys have some totally cool stuffies! I really liked all the old ones, so cool!

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

If you celebrated National Stuffie Appreciation Day, will you post a link to your entry at Dogs with blogs? Here's the thread: http://dogswithblogs.com.au/bonezone/viewtopic.php?t=921

BookingAlong said...

I still can't read your articles without getting a bit teary and being a sentimental idiot but Levi is so cute I'm going to share a secret: when we had a very young pup, I actually used to sneak him into Target rather than leave him at home. He was so smart (yes, I'm bragging) that he would curl up quietly under my a little sweater on the seat of the cart and not make a sound. Only ONCE did he venture out long enough to take a (tiny) taste of a child's ice cream cone but I promptly got him to retreat back under the sweater, coat or blanket at the bottom of th cart. You can share that anecdote with that relative who gives your mom any flack about dog lovers.