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.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Time at the Bridge

The holiday season up here at the Rainbow Bridge is a busy and happy time. There are parties and bark-alongs and lots of speculating on what our humans are giving each other for Christmas. We've even got a good natured pool going. We're trying to see which of us angel dogs can guess the most gifts correctly. No way can I win the pool because there is just my mom, dad and Levi to exchange gifts in my family but Dad and Levi can't go shopping so that just leaves Mom to buy two gifts.

The Christmas gift pool has made the lines up here at the magic water extra long. The magic water, you'll remember, is under the bridge and it allows us to view our humans down on earth. But even waiting in the lines is fun because we all exchange stories about our holiday times on earth when our humans would dress us up in reindeer antlers or velvet bow ties and other silly things like the blinking, light-up collar I had for many years. We'd also swap stories about the trees that accidentally got peed on and the gifts that got ripped open.

One day after waiting in line I finally I got my time at the magic water and I could see a red Christmas fabric neck scarf for Levi sitting on the dining room table and an unopened U.P.S. box sitting by the front door as Mom and Dad came back from the grocery store.

"I think Cooper's Christmas present came!" Mom told dad.

A gift for me?
I thought. What on earth could they get for me? I've been dead for ten months now.

I couldn't wait to tell the other angel dogs what my quirky Mom was up to. I couldn't wait myself to see what she was up to! But imagine my out right shock when she opened the box and revealed a custom make grave marker. No more magic marker on a patio stone for me! I'm getting a REAL memorial marker and if Levi pees on this one like he does on the homemade marker the little bugger is going to feel my wings fluttering my anger in his face. ©

P.S. The photo above was taken of me about six years ago. Mom found it on an old roll of film she just had developed. The memorial marker came from www.harrietcarter.com



Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Cooper, your grave marker is beautiful...I sure hope Levi remembers not to use it as his toilet.

I'm sure there are other gifts waiting for you up there...you never know,you could just win that gift pool! *wink*


jan said...

What a great idea. This is the time of year when i think so much about dogs of Christmases past.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Cooper...that marker is simply beautiful...we love hearin' bout heaven from you...it's so comforting to hear your experiences...

That little rascal Levi pees on your gravesite??? Oh my...he's still a pup, sweet Cooper...he'll figure it all out...we all do eventually!!

We're thinkin' of our prior foxies, SargeI and SargeII at this time of the year too...we got a scanner...we need to find some pix of them and post them!


Simba said...

The grave marker is lovely.

Simba x

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're wiping away tears here, Cooper! What a wonderful gift!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

K27Blogs said...

Hi Cooper,
Your grave marker is beautiful. I'm glad you got to see your present from the bridge! I sure hope Levi doesn't pee on it! Your family is so lucky to have you watching over them this holiday season!

Petra said...

You know how much you are still loved, don't you, Cooper? The grave marker is beautiful, and I'm sure Levi will come to respect it and do his duties elsewhere!

happy said...

Loved the picture of you. That's a lovely grave marker.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Thanks for telling us about the bridge at Christmas. We think of our fur sissies and brothers up there too. Mom says so many. (she's really,really old....)
Beautiful marker and love the picture of you. Try not to get mad at Levi. You're an angel now after all! ;)

parlance said...

Cooper, that grave marker is lovely. And what a great photo of you six years ago.

It must have been a sad but happy moment for your persons when they got that photo developed.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Angel Cooper, it's good to hear from you kiddo. we're glad that things are good at the bridge. your grave marker is very beautiful. we know that Levi will have respect for it, but if he does pee on it, just remember that he's sending you pee-mail.

that's a nice photo of you. you were a very pretty poodle. we wonder what you look like in heaven.