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.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today was my first birthday. Me's not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. On the good side me's got a new avatar to replace the one on right that was taken on my adoption day when me's was three months old. Me's also got a cake and play date with my cousin. On the bad side my Moomie made me make a list of everything Levi learned last year and everything me's still needs to learn. It took forever to write!

What I learned This Year ---

To pee and poop outside.
To ask to go outside and bound on the window to come inside. Me's learned what Moomie means when she says: No, sit, off, stay, heel, stand, down, up, kiss, back (walk backwards), and come---me's does that real good outside but Levi doesn't see why me's has to do it inside. Moomie can't get lost in the house. Me's can also: Shake left and right, circle left and right, bow, go through Moomie's legs left and right, play the 'which hand' game, and the 'find it' game. But my favorite lesson learned is how to eat snow.

What Me's Still Needs to Work on---

- Not to play with toads
- Not to get so excited when company comes
- Not to take off Daady's socks when it's not bedtime
- Not to bark at Mom's morning doves and squirrels
- Not to squat like a little girl to pee
- Not to take the leaves off the house plant
- Not to keep forgetting to use my "I" word when me's type. Daady never says it, why do me---oops, why do I have to do say it?
- Not to sit and bark at Moomie when she's at her computer for reasons she can't figure out. She calls it a schnauzer thing.
- How to fetch a ball. Moomie tries SO hard to teach me that but me's just doesn't see the point of that game.
- How to put myself in time out when Moomie tells me.

My Best Skills---

Me's automatically does a great sit/stay out the fall zone when my Daady transfers in and out of his wheelchair.

Me's give Daady the best goodnight kisses. First me gets a good drink of water so my beard is all wet, then me jumps on the bed when the light goes out and kisses him in the ear.

This is my cousin Ted and me taking a break from playing keep away with my favorite toy, a sock with a knot in it.

This is me investigating the cakie thing.

This is me playing the 'find it' game. Moomie puts a treat under one of the three paper cups and me's has to watch the cups go around and around before me can have the treat underneath one of the cups.

Next birthday can you all come over to play with me and Ted? Love, Levi

From my friend, Tibby!



Lacy said...

w00f's Levi, me thinks u done a good job learning stuff...me barks at sqeerls, and me steals leaves, and me gits excited when hoomans come over and me barks at cats too... sooo me thinks u done good...Happy barkday, little one...

b safe,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 1st birthday, Levi! The first one is the most special and you learned LOTS! We are very proud of you and yes, we'd love to come to your pawty next year and play with you and Ted! Your cake sure does look yummy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Winterdark said...

Happy Birthday Levi! May you have many more.

Simba said...

Wishing you a very happy Birthday and many many more. You learnt a lot in one year.

Simba x

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Happy Birthday, Levi! You sure had learnt loads of things! And your birthday was awesome....the cake looked yummy, Ted is adorable, and you're so good at the 'Find It' game! I'd love to come and play with you at your party next year! *grins*


Abby said...

Hi, Levi...

Happy Barkday to you...
Happy Barkday to you...
Happy Barkday, Dear Levi...
Happy Barkday to you...

You have sure learned alot in your first year...Your Mommie & Daddie must be very proud of you...

I'm sure Cooper is, too...

Abby xxxooo

jan said...

Happy birthday. That's a lot of fun stuff you are supposed to be learning not to do.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Tibby said...

Hi Levi!
Happy birthday! I made you a special card! Stop by my blog to pick it up!
:) Tibby
PS: I thought I left you a comment earlier but I don't see so blogger musta ate it!

Joe Stains said...

Happy Birthday!! You have learned a LOT!

the 4 Bs said...

hey Levi! happy happy birthday! we can't believe you're a whole one year old already. you are so handsome and grown up looking. you know a lot of things and we're pretty impressed with that. we love your technique for giving your Daaady good night kisses. that's the advantage of having a pawsome beard. we think your cousin, Ted, is pretty cute too.
we would love to come and play with you for your birthday next year.


Asta said...

Happy Fiwst Birfday Levi!!!
You have gwown so handsome, and I'm vewy impwessed by all youw accomplishmentses. I think Coopew is vewy pwoud of you, and has a gweat time watching you thwough the magic watew.I'm sowwy I'm late wif my good wishes
and smoochie kisses

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Happy, happy barkday, Levi! You sure are a smart little boy!...excuse me...BIG boy! You have learned sooooo much! Don't worry, you will start lifting your leg instead of squatting soon enough!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Lady Kaos said...

Happy birthday!!!!! You had a very busy first year!! Great job!!!
That cakes looks very yummy!

Ludo van puppy said...

Happy birthday Levi, though I guess it not be your birthday anymore. BOL! ooh, what a yummy cake that looks. You sure do has a big list of things to learn. I like you list of things you is good at best of all.
~lickies, Ludo

Ruby said...

Happy 1st Birthday Levi
You have been very busy and have learned alot.
Keep up the good work.
Love Ruby

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Levi -

Happy Belated 1st Birthday, Levi. You have learned a lot this year. We would love to come to your pawty and play with Ted next time.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Rambo said...

Happy Birthday Levi. You've had a great 1st year. Keep up the good work.

Latte said...

Happy happy bark-day Levi!!! Great to see you picking up tricks, no worries about the ones you need to learn :) You're good!

Petra said...

Happy Birthday to you, Levi, the big one-year-old boy!

You sure have learned a lot of stuff in a short amount of time. Motch thinks going potty outside is one of the best things you have learned!

parlance said...

Levi, I can't believe you're a year old! Congratulations! As for those resolutions your mum has made for you, I reckon you can pee any way you like!

Michelle L. Devon said...

Happy Woofday, Levi! I missed it, but boy what a beautiful puppy he has grown up to be!

Pet Apparel said...

Happy birthday Levi, another year older huh! I am wishing you another fruitful and happy years. I'm sure you will learn more in the coming years

Steven Leo