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.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Rainy Days and Sing-Alongs

Oh, my gosh, baby Levi has so many new things to learn. Today it was a lesson about rain. It was coming down very lightly when Mom took him outside at noontime and he acted like a kitten trying to wash its ears. First one paw, then the other came up and over his head, trying to brush the raindrops off his furry little head. He never did pee. He just parked himself at Mom's feet where he was getting some protection from the rain and contemplated what was going on in his newly expanded world. On his next trip outside it was pouring rain and the spoiled little puppy got an umbrella held over him. He still didn't pee but he discovered mud is fun.

Mom thinks it would be nice if people threw puppy showers the way they do human baby showers. There are so many new puppy things on her 'want list' including an electronic press paw door bell. Isn't that silly? I used to just stare at Mom until she'd have a moment of clarity and let me out. She also wants a doggie 'travel bag' for Levi's gear, another bed for the bedroom---if Levi ever gets potty trained enough to be trusted on the carpet---and a puppy rain coat. For a minute and a half she even wished for a doggie stroller until she remembered that it would be quite a feat to push our dad's wheelchair and Levi in a stroller at the same time. It never occurred to her that Dad could push the stroller while Mom pushes Dad. But, heck, he's a DOG. He should walk like a dog. Years before my time on earth, my human grandma used to tell Mom when she had Sarah: "Put that dog down! She's got legs." Sarah still laughs about that up here at the Rainbow Bridge.

Still, a stroller would have come in handy when our humans take Levi on day trips. He won't get to be the travel dog that I was but our folks still go to some fun places. Every week in the summers, for example, they attend an outdoor blue grass concert in the park and dogs are not an uncommon sight there---some even in strollers. The park runs along side of a jogging trail and lots of dogs and their humans stop mid-way along their trek to listen to the music. Me, I was never invited to go with them to the concerts because when I was earth bound I would have sung along with the people on stage. I was quite famous, you know, in the days when we used to give 'birthday grams' over the phone to everyone we knew. Dad would play the harmonica, mom would sing and I would howl HaaaPPPPyyyyy BirthDAAAAyyyy to YOOoooOOUUU. I used to sing with Mom and Dad a lot. Levi, being a schnauzer, won't be encouraged to sing I heard our humans say.

Speaking of music, I've got choir practice in a little while. The Rainbow Bridge Chorale is giving a performance tomorrow night. ©

Stroller photo: Petzip Urban Vague


Stanislaw said...

I've seen pups in those baby carriages, but there's no way I would ever be still long enough to enjoy riding in one. My mommy says that I still suffer from "puppy brain" even though I'm a full-grown boy. I act like I've just downed a couple double-espressos most of the time. I'd explode out of a carrier!

You look like an awfully fun pup to play with!


Hero said...

Hi Levi! Your mom visited my blog and I just wanted to thank her and see how you're doing. I don't like going out when it's raining either. You'll get used to it though. I'll make sure to check on your blog to keep up with all your puppy adventures!

Anonymous said...

Oh i think your mum is going to spoil Levi...saying that ails keeps saying i'm spoilt...
Hey Levi i didn't like the rain at first but i don't mind it now unless it's hailstones.. i don't like them..

Cooper enjoy your choir practice..

lots of likes to you both


Maggie & Mitch said...

We get to have umbrellas held over our heads while we pee and poo so we think Levi deserves the same treatment! But the stroller...........hummmmmm, this is a different story!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You're a George Clooney? How neat!

Our Percy is a George Clooney. Only that quiz got it wrong and called him a Simon Cowell. Our sweet, calm Percy is still hiding in disguise.

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Rest easy, I won't be getting the dog stroller. Levi is going to grow too big for that. I think of dogs under 12-14 pounds for strollers, when they can't keep up walking or get tired out to quickly for the long haul. If they had been available years ago, though, I would have had one. They do seem to give little dogs a sense of security. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL


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

Cooper...choir practice??? We really love ya Coop...

So Levi didn't pee for 12 hours...hmm...that was never a problem round here for the 3 puppies Mumsie's housebroken in 18 months...nope...we all peed like racehorses!!!

That rain is nasty to pee in until ya get used to it...sorta scary....but the umbrella was scarier!!!!


parlance said...

Penny's three now and she still 'hangs on' if it's raining. When she was a puppy she was also spoiled with an umbrella over her when it was time to go out and wee. The weird thing is that she loves puddles and swims in the creek most days, but she just won't get her paws wet on a damp lawn. I guess it's lucky, then, that we're in the middle of a huge long drought.

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I'm sure I won't use an umbrella after Levi is housebroke but he's just starting to make the connection, I think, and I didn't want the rain to make him fall backwards. I don't remember having this issue with Cooper.

4xBs said...

hi kids, we're glad Levi is learning to go in the rain - hee hee. it sounds like he still has a lot to learn. and we're glad to hear that you, Cooper, are doing so well in heaven. we miss you, even though we never knew you. how crazy is that?

speaking of puppy showers, our mom's coworkers threw her a puppy shower when she got Benson. it was pretty cool. she liked it and got some puppy stuff. with four of us, she has lots of stuff and always needs more.


Penny & Poppy said...

Have a great choir practice, Cooper. We're sure Pockets1 will join right in! We had unbrellas used over us, too, when we were first learning to pee outside. Now, Penny goes out like it isn't even raining, but I, Poppy, will try to wait until the rain slows down. If it never does, I just run under the deck where it's dry. Heehee!

Poppy & Penny

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


You need to help Levi!!! National Ftuffie Appreciation Day is May 8th and I'm sure he needs help getting a good picture of him with his favorite stuffie! I bet your mom has bunches of you and your favorite stuffies! Tell her to bring 'em out!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley