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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.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Recall Training and the Flyball Regionals

Shopping at Chow Hound was on Mom's schedule today and my baby brother FINALLY got a stash of treats besides those bland Mother Hubbard puppy biscuits---although he got those, too. He got some Kong Stuffy'n spray, puppy formula made with chicken liver. Hummm good! And he got Wellness Puppy treats, soft and smelly holistic bits to use for when obedience training starts at the end of the month. He's going to learn to heel with Mom first and then with dad's wheelchair so they all can stroll the neighborhood together.

Mom and Levi have been doing recall training using a seventy foot clothes line out in the back yard. She waits until he gets distracted by a butterfly, a blade of grass or a chipping bird and then she calls him. I must say the little guy comes running faster than I ever did. When they play the recall game in the front yard, however, where there are kids and other dogs to catch Levi's attention, it's harder for him get with the program but he eventually does come running at full speed back to Mom and her pocket full of Holistic Select nuggets. Mom is trying her best to remember to only give the 'Levi, come!' command one time. Sometimes she screws up and repeats it but what can I say, Mom is Mom.

Speaking of running at full speed, Last night was the finals at the flyball regionals up here at Rainbow Bridge. Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much fun we all had. We wore out our barkers cheering. Every single dogaroon up here was watching or competing except for the canines who manned the steak grills for the after party. Let me tell you, the waiting list to get those plum jobs is longer than an alligator's tail. EVERYONE wants to watch the steaks on the grill because they 'accidentally' fall off quite often and have to be rescued from hitting the ground.

Well, I need a long nap after all the excitement so I'm signing off for now. Mom and Dad are going to a retiree picnic today so Levi will get a long nap today, too. ©

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5 comments:

Dewey Dewster said...

Cooper...yer havin' so much fun at the Bridge...it's a wonder ya get any rest at all...if there were any steaks that needed rescue I bet my dogPap Alfie was right there ta catch one...'n if he caught it...he was sure he was in Heaven.

Levi will get the drift of the recall training in good time...they say that a dog will not reliably come ta his name til he is a year old...

Dewey Dewster here....

Maggie & Mitch said...

It sounds like your recall training is coming along very nicely, Levi! We sure hope your mom brings you a doggie bag from that retirement pawty!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lindsay said...

My dog would love to do flyball. There aren't any teams around here, but if we every move to a place where there is one, he'll be signing up.

Abby said...

Hi, Cooper...

Sounds like little Levi is doing well with his training...

And, you sound like you are having alot of fun at the Rainbow Bridge...

If you ever see my First Best Friend Tiger up there...Please tell her we miss her...

She'll be one of the pretty tiger kitties laying in a sun spot somewhere...You'll know her for sure cause she has 7 toes on both front feet...

Abby xxxooo

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Cooper! You've been such a busy guys keeping up on your family!!! I bet you're having a blast! I'm so glad to hear that you all were nominated for awesome blog of the month!!! You totally deserve it!

I'm sorry I haven't been around a whole lot to see how you've been doing. My human claims to be busy...blah blah blah...

I hope you and your family are having a great weekend!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley