Day 5: Return of the Brownguy

As I write this post, I hear Billy snoring away, and it reminds me of last night – Billy slept much more soundly than previous nights. Perhaps it’s his increased dosage of hydromorphone, or maybe the fact that he no longer has to wear that uncomfortable harness and catheter, or a combination of both – whatever the reason, last night also brought us some of the best sleep we’ve had since Billy’s surgery. Being more rested, Billy seemed to have a lot more energy to do the things that make Billy, Billy….like wagging his tail, being very brown, demanding treats when he does anything good, like go potty, and sleeping even more. Sleep, by the way, is one of the things that Billy does best.

Today was Superbowl XLVIII, and with it came a few firsts for us all – it was the first Superbowl that we watched in a hotel room; the first Superbowl that we watched in bed (since that’s all we’ve got to sit on here); the first Superbowl that we watched with a three-legged dog. This would have all been great, except for the fact that Billy was really rooting for the Broncos to win. For the last month or so, Billy has insisted that we sing a song with the simple lyrics “Billy’s got a chin, Broncos gonna win” repeated over and over. Well, the Broncos did not win, so needless to say, Billy was pretty concerned about the whole chin thing. We (ahem…Bryan) may have told him that his chin was gone (and he’s too short to see himself in the mirror). Don’t worry…we’ll tell him the truth tomorrow morning, after what will hopefully be another restful night for us all.

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2 Responses to Day 5: Return of the Brownguy

  1. benny55 says:

    Remind me not to ever read one of your posts when I have a mouthful of popcorn! You can’t chew and laugh at the same time without spitting it out all over the computer!

    “Broncos gonna win! Billy’s got a chin!” And the poor boy thinks they came and chopped off his chin as well as his leg?? OMD! Show that poor dog his chin!! What are they putting in your hotel food over there?

    BILLY! Happy Hannah and I wanted the Broncos to win too! It’s funny…I’ve been saying, “Broncos are not gonna lose! Happy Hannah gets drunk off booze!”
    But she knows even though they lost, I’ll still let her drink a couple of Buedweisers!!

    REALLY glad Billy is doing so incredibly well! He seems to be a little ahead of the curve so far. He is a very loved dog and clearly wags his tail with jo just being near you two!

    Thanks AGAIN for the smiles! Can’t wait to see Billy’s picture with his chin glued back on!!

    Sending you extra zzzzzzzz’s

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  2. jerry says:

    Woot! Woot! Here’s to watching the game in a big comfy bed!

    Billy we are right there with you, that game was so sad to watch we didn’t even stick it out, we wanted the Broncos to win too. So sad!

    I hope you have a great day today. Keep on waggin’!

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