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, April 20, 2009

My One Year Anniversary at The Rainbow Bridge

Can you believe it, it's been a year since I left earth to come to the Rainbow Bridge. We don't mark our existence up here by the calendar but today I happened to check up on my mom, dad, and baby brother and I found Mom working on my grave site. That's what reminded me of how long it's been. She was cementing the marker down on top of a couple of patio stones and adding polished river stones and broken china to decorate around it. It looks pretty and it made me feel good to know I'm still in her heart.

I'm finally a full-fledged angel-dog. Little did I know when I first got here that you start out with a little pair of training wings and if you want a "full-feathered" set you have to earn it feather by feather. I do look majestic, now, if I do say so myself. Not that most angel-dogs are vain about their looks. They're not. I was always a "preener" by nature and most earthly characteristics stick with you up here, especially the quirky character tics that make you you.

Little Levi who Mom and Dad adopted the day after I passed over to the Rainbow Bridge is doing well except he still squats like a little girl which amuses me to no end. Dad always said I probably lifted my leg a minute after I came out of my mother's womb.

Being a poodle, I used to think poodles were the best groomed in the world but watching my schnauzer brother grow up has given me a new appreciation for and definition of dogging beauty. He takes my breath away, he's so cute and Mom loves to run her hands over the soft texture of his hair. She calls him her stress reduction machine. That long beard of his comes in handy, too. He hides bark in his mouth when he's outside and brings it inside. Mom always has a pile of confiscated bark sitting on the kitchen counter waiting to go back out.

Speaking of stress, there's been a lot of it the family house for Levi to help Mom overcome. All the bankruptcy talk in the news about the company my Dad gets his pension and health insurance from is causing it. She even started selling stuff on e-Bay to help build up a nest egg should that happen. It takes up a of time and she doesn't like doing but she's the kind of person who has to do something when trouble is on the horizon.

Anyway, Levi is the perfect puppy for Mom and Dad and he came into their lives at the perfect time. I see that all now. In my sixteen years on earth I caused a lot of stress with my stubbornness and need for early intervention with an animal behaviorist. Mom and Dad were up for the job back in those days but now that they are older they deserve and need an 'easy' dog like Levi. He's a sweetheart with a sweet heart.

Cooper from The Bridge

P.S. Wasn't I a cute baby. That's me in the first photo above, when I was 4 months old. The second photo is one of Levi taken a few days ago.



happy said...

Time flies! Congrats on your angel wings, Cooper! You were such an adorable pup! Levi sure is growing cuter by the day.

Hope things work out well for your mom and dad.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Congrats on getting a full-fledged set of angel wings, Cooper! You sure look adorable as a puppy! Levi looks cute as always...=) Hope your Mom and Dad will get through this tough times strong!


Abby said...

Hi, Angel Cooper...

So nice to hear from you...

You sure were an adorable puppy & I'm sure you are a beautiful Angel...

Levi is adorable & I'm sure he brings your Mom & Dad sooo much love & happiness...

My Mom says she will keep your Mom & Dad in her prayers...These are tough times, for sure...

Abby xxxooo

the 4 Bs said...

hey Cooper! it's good to hear from you. congrats on your full angel status now. we can't believe it's been an entire year.

your mom is like our mom. since our mom lost her job, she is selling stuff on ebay, having a garage sale, and doing everything she can to keep afloat. can you believe she has sent out over 40 resumes now and has not received one phone call! it's bad out there.

we're so happy that Levi is such a good helper dog to your parents. he is very handsome. you were an adorable puppy too, by the way. that puppy photo is completely adorable. of course, we are partial to poodles and schnauzers anyway.

it's good to hear from you. please tell your mom not to worry too much, okay? life is too short.


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Cooper
We're so happy that you have your angel wings and are doing ok over the bridge.
We think Levi is a real sweetie too.
Hope your humans and thier pension are ok.
Love Ruby & Penny

Tibby said...

Hi Cooper!
I bet you look great with your full angel wings! You are doing a good job checking up on your parents and Levi! It sounds like Levi was a perfect addition to your family. I hope things get better for your mom and dad. The economy things seems to be messing up a lot of peoples!
:) Tibby
PS: You were an adorable puppy!

Simba and Jazzi said...

A whole year! Glad to hear you have wings now.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Lacy said...

woof's, angel lacylulu got her angels wings too.congrats on getting ur wings..the economeee is shure getting bad now...hopes things get better for u all..

b safe,

parlance said...

Cooper, you were a lovely puppy and I bet you're a great angel, now.
But Levi is super cute, I must tell you.

Jake of Florida said...

Cooper, we can just picture you with your new set of angel wings!!! Was there a special ceremony? Do they just suddenly grow? You've been so helpful to your mom and dad that we know you deserved them!!

And now little Levi has his work to do helping them stay cool in such a time of stress. We were concerned when so much time had gone by without a post -- but we understand. Everyone is dealing with the changes in the world which affect them as best they can.

So enjoy your wings, little one, and keep on looking down to help us see beyond the constraints of our daily lives!!! (And tell your mom she may just be growing a set of wings right here on earth!!)

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Petra said...

It's always good to be reminded of what life is like from your perspective, Cooper. I can hardly believe it's been a year since you made your home up there.

I hope your mom sells lots of things on ebay; Motch hasn't sold anything on it but buys lots of stuff there.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Cooper and Levi -

Congratulations on getting your wings, Cooper. Your puppy picture is cure but we don't think that it does you justice. You probably were more adorable in real life.

That's funny that Levi still pees like a girl. At one point Bosco (Hershey's older sister) would pee like a boy - we also had a male schnauzer in the family at the time so she mimicked him sometimes.

When you get a chance, both Kaci and I (Hershey) have posted some of our puppy pictures. They are really recent posts so you don't have to do a lot of searching for them.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. Levi, you are a handsome schnauzer. The economy seems to be bad everywhere.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Congrats on your full fledged angel wings, Cooper! Our mom sells stuff on Ebay, too, since she lost her job. Unfortunately, not much is selling!...or she has the wrong stuffs! Good luck to your mom! Levi sure is a cutie!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Asta said...

coopew angel
It's gweat to heaw fwom you again! Congwatulations on getting youw big floofy wings. I think it's OK to be a little vain, even in heaven. I love youw puppy pictoowe..it twooly is gowgeous. Youw little bwuvvew Levi is a doll, and I'm so happy he can help youw pawents at such a stwessful time. I hope that will pass and they can just enjoy having him awound and wela togethew
soochie kisses

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Levi and Cooper -

We have an award for you at our blog. Please stop by when you get a chance.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. Mama noticed a mistake in the last post. She meant to say that you were cute, Cooper not cure. Mama's brain gets fuzzy sometimes especially after doing homework.

FleasGang said...

Congrats on your wings, Cooper! We're sure they look magnificent on you. And yes, you were a cutie as a puppy! Levi's pretty cute himself. Those dark eyes and long beard are adorable. Say hello to Angel Simon and Angel Scarlett for us.

Shelly & Tommy

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're thinking of you and we miss you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Maggie and Mitch said...

We miss you, Levi! What are you doing to keep yourself busy?
Happy 4th of July to you and your hoomans!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

happy said...

Hi, hope all is well here.

Asta said...

Angel Coopew
Fiwst of all, congwatulations on youw full fledged angel wings!!!
I'm suwe you look amazingly hadnsome wif them. how could you evew think that you wewn't being thought of all the time. you know that youw little bwuvvew Levi is not a weplacement. I'm so glad that he is able to help youw pawents wif these stwessful times. I know that you help tham too fwom heaven and wif all that somehow things will be all wight.
thinking of you wif love and sending heavenly smoochie kisses (I hope you get them up thewe)

joseph said...

hi cooper,
howz things up there dude?
hooo...1 year!and a cool pair of wings!congrats
so keep looking after ur bro, dad and mom....buddy!
u keep us posted!