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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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CitroJim wrote: Be aware the Berlingo uses the same sort of elbow and could be a source of spares...


Almost overlooked that important bit of information.
Berlingo will be scoured on Service Citroen as well, thanks Jim.

Nerves are calming slightly with respect to this job, there is a way I just may have to try several to find it.

That N/s p bush is definitely on its way as well, I am cornering a little harder now the steerings good and it makes itself known if pushed. Must learn restraint, at least until the list is all ticked off.
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Looks like it chucked it down last night so if theres no water on my passenger footwell the carpets are ready to be reinstalled.
I'll give the screen a good hosing just to make sure.
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Fingers crossed James :) I've welcomed rain in the past just for that reason ;)

The good feeling of finding a dry floorpan after a deluge is immense...
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Floorpan is super dry. Even with a hosing.
Forgot about the kurust so carpets staying out for now

Kelvs in for surgery on Friday, £800! Cars really going to take a back seat for a bit. Probably not going Wales, Scotland, brothers wedding etc now. Can't afford the time off and won't leavee Kelv.
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Great news on the dryness James...

What surgery is Kelv having?
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He's having a blood test, then they are anaesthetising him for an X ray of his legs and pelvis and removing 2 cysts.

Potentially he has Artheritis and it'll cost £50 to £100 a month to treat or maybe a torn crucible ligament which means further surgery at eye watering prices. Anyone who thinks an Activa has big repair bills has never had an old dog.

He's worth every penny though and I'm due some tax back in 4 weeks for about the amount of the first op so it's just a case of live very cheaply until he's in the clear.

I'm going to spend nothing I don't have to until I have £1000 tucked away for if we have any further issues, debts can wait this is more important. It's annoying the Xantia won't get the treatment it deserves for a bit and infuriating I miss my Brothers wedding but as far as I'm concerned both Kelvin and myself are my absolute highest priority over anything and everything.
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Sounds like Kelv is getting better treatment than we do James!

I quite agree, he's a member of the family and therefore cost is irrelevant...

The Xantia issues will keep until you have the wherewithal whereas Kelv's issues will not...

Your brother will understand I'm sure...
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Thats exactly my thinking and dogs do get far better treatment than us.
I was referred for my latest little issue before he went to the vets and I'll still be waiting for a consultation when he's recovered.
Maybe I should have gone to the vets and told them I'm an ape.

If I don't have to go travelling in the car then the little journeys I do won't cause any harm.
It's disappointing but I never go much more than 10 miles really and it'll do that without complaint.

The worst thing about missing the wedding is theres so many people I haven't seen for so long I was looking forward to meeting again.
The family love Kelvs so they'll understand, I can hear the disappointment in their voices, but they know I won't ever do anything I think is bad for my pets and arguing with my decisions with regard to this is futile.

Plus I have to survive so a week off of work is out of the question now, travelling to Scotland via Wales and paying the accommodation etc was a stretch anyway. Now I can only consider it as impossible.
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Can you not just go to the wedding at minimal expense James, just so you can show your face at least and meet all the people?
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Not really.
I'm ok with it, I didn't want to leave kelv anyway but now theres no way.
Even if someone else funded the trip and the vets I wouldn't leave him right now.
He won't even come out for a gentle walk. He needs me around, he gets miserable if I go away when he's healthy.
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James......you can leave Kelvin here for a stay...he seemed quite happy with the place/house and would be most welcome. The fact he has been here before would help him settle.

One of our dogs (collie) was "condemned" by the Vet for arthritis, we significantly changed her diet to raw meat (white) & cereal mix, she had a full 7 more years after that fully active.
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Thanks Alasdair, I appreciate the offer.
I'm not leaving his side until he's better under any circumstances though.
I wouldn't do it to you anyway, he can be a real handful when he's painful.

Did a little good deed this afternoon.
I found a phone in town and rang the owner, they are coming to pick it up this evening.
Hopefully more nice things will happen to me now for not ebaying it.
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Kelv's really lucky to have you as his owner James :-D
elma wrote: Did a little good deed this afternoon.
I found a phone in town and rang the owner, they are coming to pick it up this evening.
Hopefully more nice things will happen to me now for not ebaying it.


Excellent! You will be repaid handsomely for that - maybe not immediately but one day...

One good deed done always result in you being on the end of similar good deeds ;)
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Works both ways mate, he's stuck by my side through anything and everything keeping me slightly sane along the way.

When I was broken after my surgery he knew I was vulnerable and took it upon himself to protect me, wouldn't even leave to go for a wee unless I hobbled down with him.

Weirdly he's refused to move all day but I coaxed him out for a short walk. He started off all creaky and slow but warmed up and started to bounce around. I had to put his lead on to stop him straining himself.
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elma wrote: Weirdly he's refused to move all day but I coaxed him out for a short walk. He started off all creaky and slow but warmed up and started to bounce around. I had to put his lead on to stop him straining himself.


That's a good sign James... After all as we get older we all suffer from being a bit creaky and stiff when we've been sitting around all day but soon loosen up. I guess it's the same for dogs of a certain age...

Shame you can't teach him to do sets of warm-up stretches as we're taught to do before any intense physical activity...