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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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Friday, October 10, 2008

Devil Cats

Levi met his first cat. She's the resident feline at Chow Hound and minutes before they came face to face she'd been hiding behind a bin of pig ears that my baby brother had his face buried in up to his schnauzer eyebrows. When she peeked around the corner of the box and mellowed a greeting, Levi fell back on his haunches and cocked his head back and forth like one of those plastic robot dogs. He wasn't afraid. He wasn't inclined to run. He was a fool. Cats are devils with sinister whiskers and evil eyes.

The first time I met a cat I was about the same age as Levi but I weighed ten pounds to his twenty. At the time I still had the nickname of Parrot, rightfully earned because I had a habit of crawling up shirts to sit on shoulders where the view of the world was better. My humans had taken me over to the neighbor's house and there in the corner of the living room giving me an evil stare was what I thought was a lion. They called her a chinchilla golden Himalayan Persian. But I don't care what they called that hoity-toity cat with piercing green eyes, to this day I still think it was a lion. She was huge and she out weighed me by a hundred pounds.

That lion stalked me around the couch. She stalked me into the next room and around the dining room table. She stalked me like a gazelle she wanted for dinner. She stalked me until I had no where else to run. And what did my Mom do about it? Nothing! She just sat in the middle of the living room floor talking and paying no attention to the fact that my life was in serious danger.

Finally, I'd had enough. I ran up Mom's back to her shoulder and from there I crawled even higher to balance on the top of her head like a circus elephant on a pedestal. At last I had everyone's attention but did they help me as the devil cat sat staring up at me? No! They all laughed and I mean seriously as in-pee-their-pants laughed at me. Forever and day later the lion's tamer got her back in her cage and I was taken home where I had a nervous breakdown in private. To this day, they still talk about my hair-raising experience as "the day they wished they'd had video camera."

For the rest of my life I gave cats a wide birth, never seeing one I wanted to meet up close and personal. Levi is going to be different. He's going to have to learn the hard way to stay away from those devil-eyed monsters, at least the yellow ones that look just like the lions on Animal Planet.

Or maybe he's going to learn how to hunt and kill those devils. Already he tracks the neighborhood cat's scent across our back yard and when he finds her droppings, he tosses them in the air like a trophy-toy reward for his efforts. Heaven help that boy if she ever finds him first. Oh, wait! That would be me as Levi's guardian angel that has to help him. Gosh, I'd better go get some advice on how to handle that, should it happen. That where-no-angel-fears-to-go rule has a major flaw in my case. ©

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16 comments:

Charlie Daniels said...

Cats have some kinda weird magic power ...

Cheers

Charlie

jan said...

Cats are evil.

Misty the alpha Poodle

the 4 Bs said...

hahahahahahahaha! that's kind of a funny story about you and the cat encounter, Angel Cooper. we don't mean to be insensitive, but just the vision of you climbing up on your mom's head to get away from a monster cat is pretty hilarious. we think that Levi will be a brave cat chasing dog. or maybe a friend to cats. he isn't going to let a cat scare him though, we can tell that already. he's bigger though, than you were. so he can sit on those monster cats and squish them - almost - maybe?

woofs!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We think cats are evil too! Not that we have ever known any very well. Did you know they carry knives in their paws?! Pretty scary!!
Hugs
Sunny&Scooter

Maggie and Mitch said...

Stay away from those kitties, Levi! They're always up to no good!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Abby said...

Hi, Angel Cooper...

Sounds like your first meeting with a cat wasn't the best...

My Mom had a cat named Tigger when she first brought me home, so I'm kind of used to them...

Tigger can be weird sometimes, but I just leave her alone when she is...

Abby xxxooo

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Hi Levi! We would stay away from those evil kitties, if we were you. Our mom won't let us go NEAR any cats. It's a long, sad story that happened about 7 years ago. It involves Mom's first Airedale and a male cat that she had for 10 years. It was NOT a good day! So, now, we aren't allowed near kitties.

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Levi -

Wow, you are friendly with a cat? My older sister Bosco had two cat friends. One used to rub against her - it was so neat.

Kaci and I like to chase cats and squirrels.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Simba said...

Stopping by to say hello to all my DWB friends after the weekend. Hope you are all well.

Simba x

Lady Kaos said...

I know all about the evilness of cats, I live witha giant one!
Kaos

Lacy said...

w00f's Levi and angel Cooper..heehee me likes to chase cats...and me always nos when they iz around...

b safe,
~rocky~

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow...I don't know what I would do too if I met a real kitty. Still,your story makes my Mom laugh for some reason! I don't think it's that funny when you're terrified! Humans are quite silly, aren't they?

Scottie

happy said...

Hope Levi stays away from the kitties.

parlance said...

Penny and I were once chased home by the neighbor's cat. We were mooching along the street and Penny sniffed at the neighbor's hedge and out shot this terrifying creature. We both ran home and the cat chased us right to the front door!

Lindsay said...

Well maybe your little brother will learn more about cats once he meets another one. Good thing he has you watching over him.

Peregrine said...

Well written article.