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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BIG Trouble for Levi

Anyone there? Levi here. I'm in BIG trouble and me don't know what to do. I needs advice. Oops, Levi has to go. Moomie is coming and I'm not allowed on the computer without her next to me.

Being an angel dog sure isn't as easy as you might think. I was right in the middle of watching the Angel League Agility Trials when Levi started sending urge mental telepathy messages out into the world. By the time I got back to the magic water to look down to see what was going on, Mom had come into the kitchen after her nap to find my dad had scattered every mail order catalog in the house all over the table and counter top. He was on a mission. He was looking for the same baseball cap that Levi had just chewed up. It was his favorite hat, a Tony Lama number they bought 3-4 years ago, and there wasn't a chance in hell he was going to find it in the current batch of catalogs.

Mom had been warning and reminding Dad not to leave that hat on the table next to his La-Z-Boy but he forgets that Levi isn't me and he will steal things off all the low tables in the house. Poor Dad. He wore that hat every where, probably because it reminded him of his pre-stroke days. He loved his western attire---Pendleton wool shirts, Levi jeans, Tony Lama cowboy boots and Stenson hats. But they aren't very wheelchair compatible so he traded them in for a better level of independence that comes from sweat pants and pull over knits.

Levi was upset when Dad caught him in the act. Dad was upset, too, and he blamed himself for not taking better care of his hat.. My baby brother had never ruined anything more than a piece of paper before. (Not that he hasn't tried but Mom keeps a close eye on him.) Even Mom felt guilty for not corralling Levi in the laundry room when she took a nap. The whole house was in a gloom and doom mood as Mom searched the internet for another Tony Lama hat like the one Levi ate. No such luck. I wanted to use my angel power to help find one but my older brother tells me I can't do that. There are rules, he keeps telling me, about frivolous interference. Yadda, yadda, yadda. So now I have to watch poor Levi worry about getting un-adopted over this. Silly boy thinks Dad and Mom won't love him anymore.

Speaking of love, Levi got this neat Blogging Friends Forever gold card from Nottie Scottie, Rocky, and the gang over at Forget Sit & Stay. Levi will be beside himself when he sees this gold card and maybe it will make him forget about the hat. Thanks you all!

Like all awards it has some suggested rules for pawing it forward:

1. Only five people allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

We're going to paw it foward to: Mr. T-Bone Beasley, Secret Schnoodle, Scruffy, Lacie and Stan's Place. And the forth one goes to any long-time friend who hasn't gotten this award yet and wants to grab it. For our new blog follower we paw it forward to: Mona and the Mommy.



Asta Marie said...

Poor Levi...

Yep. I bet you're in a heap of trouble there chewing up that hat...It looks like only the plastic adjuster was affected so maybe your Mom can do something to repair it...how about adding elastic to the back?. No hats out there in the Internet world at all that are like it? Goodness, what is wrong with the world anymore....
Oh and congrats on your award...Dewey and Toby say congrats too....that's a nice gold card...very prestigious...

Asta Marie, WFT

Sparky said...


Man, you're in big trouble now, eh? I'm sure you couldn't help it... I mean, the hat was just sitting there, right?! You had to do something about it!

When I was a youngster, I used to steal hats, too. I never really chewed them, but I ran away with them and wouldn't let the humans catch me.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Don't feel bad Levi. Louie chewed up mom's cell phone today and she was not a happy camper since it is her work phone. He boss has been hounding her to get a new one so now I guess he gets his wish..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Charlie Daniels said...

G'day Levi

Just tell them the hat jumped off the table and tried to attack you!

It worked for me ... well ... kinda ... nah .. never mind! ;-)



Scottie the 'cutie' said...


Oh no...Mom and Dad must be so disappointed. You were such a good puppy before this! Anyway, what's done is done, and I hope you have learnt your lesson. Hope your Dad manages to find another similar hat...


happy said...

Oh poor Levi, looking at your remorseful face, I'm sure they would've forgiven you. I know I certainly would.

Congrats on your award! Well deserved!

Maggie and Mitch said...

They'll forgive you, Levi, but they won't forget until they find another Tony Lama hat!
Congratulations on your award!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Oh Levi, so sorry about the hat but don't worry your Mom & Dad would nevre give un-adopt you over a hat. My foster brother, Evander. torn up some money one time and the Mommy didn't un-foster him. Maybe somebody can find a new cap for your Dad.

Thanks so much for the award. We will post it this weekend.

love Mona

parlance said...

So sorry to hear about the upset.
Could you possibly cut off the logo part of the hat and applique it onto another hat with the same colours?

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I finally found another Tony Lama hat. But it happened in the strangest way. I had looked for two hours that first day and gave up. The next day I decided to look for a hat with a Levi brand logo on it and that lead me to a Lama hat with a logo much like the one that got ruined. I wasn't even looking for it at the time and it popped up on the screen. Maybe there really are angels.

Jean aka the mom

Simba said...

Did the hat taste good? I should try one. Hope you didn't get into too much trouble.

Simba x

Petra said...

Uh oh, that was a bad one!

It's a good thing Levi is so cute, or otherwise, he might be in serious trouble.

I'm keeping my paws crossed that your mom will eventually find another hat just like this one.

Cooper, can you find one up there?

Deetz said...

I bet you could chew anything, and they would still love you. You are just tooo adorable. I bet that hat tasted good too

Tuffy said...

Oh I'm so sorry you did that Levi. You look like you've learned your lesson and are very sorry in that picture. I'm sure mom won't give you away.
I just saw, you were adopted on my mom's birthday!

Jake of Florida said...

It must be your angel Cooper!!!

We understand about the sleeping event -- I thought my snooze on the stair was pretty unique -- but then I realized that all of us dogs are at our miost adorable when snoozin'

Jake and Just Harry

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh dear Levi, I hope you didn't get into too much trouble. My sissies have chewed so many caps they've lost count.
Congrats on the award matie.


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Cooper and Levi -

Levi, don't feel bad that you chewed your Dad's hat. My older sister chewed Mama's baseball hat so she couldn't wear it anymore.

As for me (Hershey) I think I am over chewing the beaks and feet off of my ducks. I love carrying them around in my mouth.

Congratulations on your award!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. We have fallen a little behind with blogging.

Abby said...

Hi, Levi...

Don't worry, everyone makes mistakes...I know you are sorry & so do your Mom & Dad...They won't un-adopt you...

I hope your Mom & Dad can find another of your Dad's favorite hats...

Abby xxxooo


Hi Levi's Mommy,

I'm so glad you found another cap.
I bet angel Cooper got with angel Samantha & Lacy lulu to find just where you should look.

The Mommy thinks that Levi is very cute & his hair color 1s gorgeous.

Love ya Mona & the Mommy Sarah too!!

Joe Stains said...

you will be forgiven, I am sure of it!!

parlance said...

Glad to hear you found another hat, Jean. I reckon you should keep the old one just as a backup, though. You never know when Levi will offend again. Reminds me of the time Penny chewed up my sister's tooth guard, which was worth hundreds of dollars.
My sister wasn't amused, to say the least, but she did laugh about it later.

River said...

I would LOVE that hat but we don't have any around here. You need a good stuffie to chew on. Congrats on your award! How cool!

love & wags,

Jake of Florida said...


We think it might be better for you to ask angel Cooper what a date is. We don't want to say too much or too little.

Woof, sweet puppy,

Jake and Just Harry

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear,Well mayybe it can be fixed??? Or maybe there is somewhere on the internet out there that has one?? You probably wanted it becasue it smelled just like him right?! Congratualtions on your award!!!! Love and kisses A+A

Georgeous said...

Levi - you need to take that gold card shopping and buy your Daddy a new hat!
Angel Cooper - don't worry, he'll learn?
Moomie - you best help Levi go shopping.
Love George

Rambo said...

Oh Levi,
Don't worry, humans are very forgiving. They may act angry at first, but just give them lots of licks and kisses and they will forget about that hat real fast.
Congrats on the award.

Latte said...

Hope your humans can find the same cap... Lvei, are you teething? Wish I can share my milky rawhide bones with you, they're really nice to chew if you need to munch on something.

Georgeous said...

you must have been in BIG trouble, did Moomie ground you from posting on Saturday?
Love George

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Levi and Cooper!

Thanks so much for the award!

As for the hat chewing don't be so hard on the little guy...something treasured and beloved always has to leave when there is a new pup in the house.

I ate my humans favorite pair of COACH sunglasses. I was nearly disowned that day...

Hope all is going well with you all!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

the 4 Bs said...

oh dog, we have been so bad. we really thought we had left a comment and thanked you for the award card thingie! thank you! thank you! and we will post about it soon.

we read that you found a new hat. we think that Cooper is probably to thank for that. he is watching out for you guys.

we hope that Levi isn't still in too much trouble. he's just being a puppy, you know. and how can you be mad that this cutie pie? he's the cutest schnauzer that we've ever seen.

we hope everything is okay with you all.


happy said...

I've just given you the same award again! Do come by to pick it up when you are free.

Willow the Black Dale said...


The hat wasn't your fault. I know trust me. You would never do that without a good reason. The nap monster made you do it. I know you told it "NO NAP MONSTER GO AWAY!!!" But it didn't. Darn nap monsters gets us youngins into trouble every time our hoomans take a nap.

I am so happy to hear your mommy found a new hat. Maybe the will get a lock box to put it in to keep it safe from you and the Nap Monster!!! Beware of that Nap Monster, Levi they talk you into chewing, pooping and peeing all over!! tsk tsk

Understanding Sigh,

Pippa said...

Good to hear your mom found a new hat, So it was no big deal after all.

Have you tried shoes? I can recommend training shoes and flip flops. Oh, and boots too. And birkenstocks.


Michelle L. Devon said...

It's good to see Levi is learning mental telepathy for his brother and that he's slowly learning to type now! He's growing up!

Sorry about the hat (pout)... I hope Dad finds another one!

Love and stuff,

Georgeous said...

Now I'm worried, you guys have been away from blogging for what seems like ages?
Angel Cooper, please come in?
Love George