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 15, 2008

Gold Stars for Good Puppies

Anyone there? Levi has some news. Me's got a new gold star on my 'Good Boy' chart. Well, me don't really HAVE a chart but Moomie pretends that Levi does and she just added a shiny pretend star for OUTSTANDING big boy behavior!

Every since Levi came to live with Moomie and Daady me's been practicing, practicing, practicing like a fire drill in case Daady would fall on the floor. He can't walk, you know. Me didn't really know what that meant to "fall on the floor" but me figured it must hurt like when me rolls off the couch by accident. Anyway, we kept drilling for me to sit-stay out of the 'fall zone' every time Daady transfers in or out of his wheelchair.

Yesterday it happened. Daady fell while trying to sit on his shower bench. It happened so fast! He hit his head and was moaning and acting kind of scary. Moomie was acting all scary, too, checking for blood and trying to pull Daady by the feet so his head could get away from the shower wall. Then she put a pillow under his head and made a telephone call. All this time me was the perfect little schnauzer, still sit-staying out of the fall zone which is right along side of the wheelchair, real close-like to the brake lever should you ever have to learn to do it.

Finally, Moomie scooped me up and put me in the kitchen behind the baby gate. Me's didn't even let out a peep then or when a noisy truck roared up to the house and two guys came inside. Five minutes later two MORE guys came in. Me could hear them all asking Moomie and Daady questions. Daady can't talk much---just one word at a time---but when he said, "Gas" Moomie said, "He fine now. When he starts giving tours of the artwork, he's fine." (The bathroom is decorated with photos of old gas pumps that Daady used to collection.)

Then at night another bad thing happened. The lights went out and they stayed out for four hours. It was getting really cold in the house, too, and me didn't even fight Moomie when she put a winter coat on me. Daady didn't fight when she made him go to bed early either. Poor Moomie. She had quite a time getting Daady out of his electric La-Z-Boy in the dark. She was holding a flashlight in her mouth trying to put the back-up batteries in a thingie. Earlier she had hooked my flashing light on my collar and a clip-on light on Daady's shirt until she got us both where she wanted us to stay until the lights came back on. Moomie said to pretend we're all camping. Me doesn't know what camping is but me's don't think Levi would like it. Anyway, me's got another gold star but it was kind of dumb to get that second one just for not getting lost in the dark. Moomie doesn't seem to know that we doggies can see in the dark. ©

Smell ya later,

Love Levi



Scottie the 'cutie' said...

You sure are growing up to be a smart doggie, Levi! Good job on your sit-stays!! I'm sure your Mom and Dad are so proud of you for being calm in different situations...*grins*


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a scary experience you all had, Levi!
We think you've truly earned your gold stars!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Winterdark said...

Wow. Those are quite the adventures! Congratulations on the gold stars Levi! Well done!

the 4 Bs said...

wow, Levi, you're a really good boy. we are so proud of you. you are growing up to be such a wonderful kiddo.

we're glad to hear that everyone is okay now. it's kind of scary when emergencies happen, but you're a brave boy.


Petra said...

Oh, Levi, you've had some scary things happen at your house.

You definitely earned those gold stars, Levi. You ARE a star!

jan said...

Those are really scary experiences. It's a good thing they have you around to keep everything calm. Our human always relies on us in an emergency.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We hope your daddy is ok! And we bet your mom was pretty scared, but you helped her alot by being such a good boy!! Great work, Levi!

The Weeze said...

What a super smart super good pup you are, Levi!!!!!
You deserve those pretendful gold stars!!!! A lots!!!!

The Quincy and I are very very proud of you!!!


Lady Kaos said...

Great job Levi!!!! I hope your Dad is okay and you don't loose your electricity again!

Jake of Florida said...

Oh dear, what a range of emotions from reading this post and then the preceding ones. Yes, Levi, you do deserve your gold star -- but we think your mommie deserves one too, and so does your Dad -- and then there's angel Cooper.

OK, that means gold stars all around -- and a Martini (whatever that is) for your mom wouldn't hurt either.

Lots and lots of wirey love as we get ready to leave for Cold Land tomorrow!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Lacy said...

w00f's Levi, wow, u iz shuch a smart puppy...me sorry ur daddy fell on the floor..me hope he iz ok...

b safe,

Anonymous said...


you earned those gold stars & so did your mom. I loved cooper's gravemarker. your mom is such a great mom & wife. I am glad your dad wasn't hurt badly.


Abby said...

Hi, Levi...

What a good boy you are...You are growing up sooo fast...

I know you are gonna be a big help to your Mom & Dad...

Abby sssooo

Happy said...

You are a good boy, Levi! Really proud of you! Oh your poor mom, she sure was having a bit of a rough time there. Hugs to her.

Latte said...

Glad that everyone's fine. You, your mom and dad deserve the gold stars! I'll give you a big Latte hug too!

parlance said...

Levi you are wonderful. You are growing into a real helper in the family.

I hope your mum and your dad are fine now.