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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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Monday, July 7, 2008

Devil Angel

There are rules...or I should say principles to learn to become an angel dog. Yesterday I screwed up royally. I swear, I couldn't help it and if I were being totally honest here, I'm not sure I feel sufficiently contrite about my error in judgment to EVER pass the muster up here at the Rainbow Bridge. My knobby little pair of wings will probably never blossom into glorious, pure white fluttering appendages like my brother Jason and my silly sister Sarah has. If I didn't have such a macho image to maintain, I'd sit down and cry about that.

What exactly did I do? you ask. I crossed over the line and possessed little Levi for a few minutes. I truly, truly couldn't---why won't anyone believe me---help myself. As an angel in training we're suppose to learn how to look out for our earthly charges without twisting their desire to fit our own purposes. How was I supposed to know that doing the latter was more like the devil's work? The angel pledge is full of fine print. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Who reads all that?

Anyway, back my heartfelt confusion. Levi was in the bathroom while Mom was peeing and I saw him looking at the flash of white paper that came off the roller. "Do it!" I shouted in his head. "Grab it!" And he did! I know I possessed Levi for a few moments because he's been watching Mom pee and pull toilet paper off the roll for two months now and he just accepted that flash of paper as something humans do. It was none of his business and he had that down pat until I planted the naught idea in his head. This time---because of me---he snatched the paper out of Mom's hand, took off running and left her holding air. I used to do that all the time in my the first two years and last six months on earth.

Jason said that what I did was bad in principle but not in deed.

"What the heck does that mean?" I asked him.

He gave me that wise-old-monk-on-a-mountain-top look of his, laughed and said, "Grasshopper, some answers you must find in your heart." ©



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13 comments:

Abby said...

Hi, Cooper...

I'm sure your Mom felt a little sad but a little happy all at the same time...Missing you & laughing at Levi in the same moment...

That can't be too bad...

Abby xxxooo

Charlie Daniels said...

It's all good. Really it is :-)

Cheers

Charlie

happy said...

Think some familiarity would warm your mom's heart there. :-)

Asta said...

Cooper
It sounds like thewew awe way too many wules to be an angel..I think you aweady awe, and little slip ups like this just wemind youw pawents of you, and I think that's a good thing...and little Levi can always use youw advice
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Lacy said...

w00f's levi and angel cooper, hmmm me likes to try to git toliet paper outta mamas hand too, u thinks angel lacylulu iz tellin me to do that...

b safe,
~rocky~

the 4 Bs said...

hee hee! that's a funny story. to be honest, we think that snatching the TP and running with it might be a universal game that all pups must play. we all did that too and it was so much fun. maybe all of the Rainbow Bridge dogs have to send the TP message to their charges back on earth as part of the puppy's training. don't feel too bad, Cooper, we think that your mom probably got a good chuckle out of it.

woofs.

jan said...

We are considering organizing a toilet paper Olympics for dogs. Any dog not participating will be considered a total nerd.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Georgeous said...

Oh Cooper, you tell 'em to lighten up a bit. They say life is too short? So at least we hope there's fun at the rainbow bridge. No harm done buddy!
Love 'n' Snuffs
George
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Pee. Es Tell Reggie that the message he gave Mum from the rainbow bridge about me was good advise!
I like her being in charge.

Petra said...

What a great story! I'll bet your mom laughed at that one; maybe she even heard you whispering in Levi's ear, Cooper!

Sadie, our cocker who moved to Rainbow Bridge almost a year ago, loved to snatch toilet paper, too, but so far, I haven't been tempted to play with it.

Jake of Florida said...

Cooper -- What a perceptive angel dog you are. Are all angel dogs like you or do you have a special gift? We love the detailed stories you tell, and feel as though we are sharing Levi's training with you and your Mom. He'll be a good napping buddy before long!!

We kind of understand what Sarah must have felt -- not doing anything special like so many other dogs -- but after reading what you said, we thought about the times we see Mom and Dogdad laughing with us and with each other because of something we've done, and we realized that maybe just creating joy in someone's heart is special too. Thank you for pointing that out!!

In short, we love your blog!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Dewey Dewster said...

Cooper...

Yer Mom was probably feelin' deja vu when the white paper flew down the hall....how nice that Levi exhibits some of the same endearing qualities that you did while on earth...I am sure that the rules of the bridge were not stretched too far.....
Dewey Dewster here....

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Being an angel is tough, but you know.. I heard from my angel sister kitty sabrina that all of the sudden, you will get your full wings!

Besides, you really did make your mom happy.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Cooper -

You are a very wise angel. Have you met Hershey's older sister Bosco? She was a miniature schnauzer and very smart.

Hershey also went to visit another neighbor last night (without permission). Hershey has gotten into a lot of trouble the past two days. It must be the weather.

Love -

Kaci

Hi, Cooper and Levi -

Have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey