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, June 1, 2008

Bad Boy Puppy

Levi is turning into a bad boy puppy making me as proud as an alley cat that just found a plate of fried chicken sitting on a picnic table. That goodie two shoes act he had going there for so long must have been him making sure Mom and Dad fell in love with him until he was positive the ink had dried on his adoption papers.

He's had quite a week. He discovered the joy of pulling threads in a throw rug. The floor is minus the rug now. He figured out that decorative couch cushions are just stuffies without eyes and lips to kiss. The cushions are lined up like soldiers on the back of the couch now where he can't reach them. Yet. He also made his Houdini escape from the dog yard that I wrote about the last time I blogged, and Levi learned to chew paper and pull house plants apart. But the biggest bad boy stunt of all happened the day before yesterday when he peed in the house for the first time in two weeks.

Well, what did Mom expect with the peeing on the carpet. She'd completely forgotten to let him out at 10 PM and by midnight my baby brother was tired and he had forgotten to try working on his canine-to-human mental telepathy. Mom caught him in the act and made the same mistake she did the last time she caught him. She called him a 'bad boy' in a loud, angry voice and he paid her back in the same way he did the other two times she did that. He didn't peeing again for over twelve hours, making her feel really bad for his tiny little bladder. But three times is the charm and I'm hoping Mom knows by now that Levi's a lot different than me and Jason were at his age. We could let the scolding go in one ear and it was forgotten ten minutes later when it came out the other ear. Baby Levi keeps it in his brain and truly gets his feelings hurt. He wants Mom to always be syrupy sweet, full of praise and wiggly all over the way humans get when they are using that positive reinforcement stuff. So he's trying really hard to learn the house rules...unlike me who always thought that rules were best when you broke them and could then watch Mom and Dad get all puffed up about it.

The next day after the soiling the carpet caper, like clock work Mom took Levi outside every two hours and stayed long enough to read a whole chapter in Whistling in the Dark and when she'd come in Dad would use one of the few words at his post-stroke disposal and would ask, "Pee?" and Mom would have to report "No" and feel bad all over again for yelling. ©


Abby said...

Hi There...

I just wanted to stop by & say Hi...Thanks for visiting my Blog...I love making new friends...

Me & my Mom love your Blog...We sat & read it for about an hour...

We will be back again soon...

Abby xxxooo

Lacy said...

w00f's Levi and Cooper, heehee way to go Levi..us pups always has to b on step ahead of the hoomans...and sounds like cooper iz training u well...

b safe,

Maggie & Mitch said...

awwwwwwwwwwww, Levi isn't a bad boy - he's just a puppy and he's still learning every single day! Mom says LOTS of patience is the key for a good long time! He sure is a cutie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

4xBs said...

oh sometimes being a dog mom is a thankless job. it's not easy at all.

we think that Levi is being a typical puppy. he is smart and sensitive with a streak of puppy naughty. hee hee


Petra said...

My mom says it takes a lot of patience to raise a puppy. I'm 10 months old and I try her patience over and over again, just like Levi! But the way I figure, you're only a puppy once, so you might as well live it up.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Good job, Levi! We don't want your mom and dad to think you're TOO perfect! That would look bad for the rest of us puppers. We need to keep the hoomans on their toes...every once in a while, we still do something totally unexpected. It blows their minds!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Thanks fur stopping by and leaving me such a nice khomplment!

My mom had a schnauzer when she was a teenager - YEARS ago! Fluffy was a furry nice gal - Maybe Khooper has met her?

Keep up the good work!

Ha roooooo!


Dewey Dewster said...

My goodness Cooper, it sounds like Levi has found out he is a puppy....a holy terrier at that...even we didn't do all that stuff around the house but we were sure good at peein' on the carpet and chewin' the throw rugs up. All the plants were up high so we couldn't get 'em....but yer Mom will figure it all out...we're sure of it!!!!!!!

Dewey Dewster here.....

Asta said...

Hi Levi and cooper
Don't give up on little Levi..sometimes it just takes a while fow a pup to get the message, and if he gets his feelings huwt so easily..you shouldn't ball him out...if it's aftew the fact they don't know what you'we talking about anyway, heheh
smoochie kisses and thank you fow youw kind wowds and good wishes fow my Daddi

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Cooper and Levi -

We just finished doing the tag. We hope you like our answers.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

happy said...

Aah...the joys of being a pup! Hehe...You are getting there, Levi!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Tell Levi not to worry. We all have our moments when we accidently pee. Really, it's always the humans fault. If they don't let us out in time, it's their problem...no?

Been thinking about you lately Cooper. I miss you, and I hope you are having the best time ever at the rainbow! I bet you have so many friends! I hope you are sharing your fire hydrant! Heheeh

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Tasha & Eva said...

Please tell your mom thank you for the kind words about Tasha's passing to the bridge. We miss her dearly every day.

Poor Levi. He is sensitive like I am. The one time that my Momma yelled at me (I don't remember why anymore), I turned around and horka'd. She has never yelled at me again. She's easily trained.

Princess Eva

parlance said...

I read somewhere that we can't consider a dog house-trained until he has gone for an entire year without peeing inside. Penny had quite a few 'accidents' for months and months after we got her, I must say. We just ignored the patch of moisture until she wasn't around and then mopped it up. I read that if you clean it up while the dog is around it makes the spot more interesting. It seemed like forever that we had a mop in a bucket standing around ready for use!!

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and the Canine Kids said,
Levi sounds as though he is being a typical puppy. It takes a long time to learn all the house rules and be responsible about pottying.

We are enjoying reading about all of your adventures and your Mom's experiences raising Levi.