Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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Re: Elmas Xantia V6 and the joys of the countryside

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Dogs are quite stretchy creatures, he actually does do morning stretches and again whenever he feels like it.

I know I need to keep him moving regularly or he'll be more sore. It's hard to judge it right when you don't know what the actual problem is and he can't tell you how he feels.

Bouncy bouncy is forbidden until we know for definite whats going on.

There are some of those canine hydrotherapy places round here (heated dog pool). It's a bit pricey but as he loves swimming I think I'll try him out with it soon and take him every week if he likes it. I don't think cold river water will do him too much good any more if he is arthritic and it'll keep the impact from running down. Mustn't plan too much yet really, find the problem first then work with it

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Phone and owner reunited, they gave me a bottle of red wine which will go into the slow cooker next week with some Beef.
I'm off to bed now, exhausted.

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Best use of the wine James ;)

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Kelvs seems relatively normal today, he's totally after his toys for some games but still banned.
Considering he's had no pain relief for a couple of days and it's warm I'm really doubting it's the ligament or I think he'd still be limping and yelping.
At 11 years and a bit he's quite old so arthritis probably makes sense.
Not that I want it to be either but the ligament can lead to awkward problems so probably is the less good option.
He's loving the come everywhere treatment.
Usually he's prity much banned from the car as he smears the tops of the windows with dog goo and muddys up the armrests reaching the windows. Not to mention all the fur. For now he's with me at all times to make up for the lack of exercise so he's getting extra mental stimulation.
Today seems like a good day to do the hose but I'm reluctant to touch it until he's been to the vets and back, last thing I need is the car off the road tomorrow.
I was tempted to buy some ku-rust in town today but decided against it until we're on the other side of the Vets bills, annoying as it's the only reason the carpets are not back in.

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Good to hear of the improvement in Kelv James :D

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FYI, your front disks can be done before the vets, happy to wait for the $$ till your sorted, it is not a lot is it.

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Stickyfinger wrote:FYI, your front disks can be done before the vets, happy to wait for the $$ till your sorted, it is not a lot is it.


Thanks mate.

Vets is tomorrow, I'll come and see you as soon as it's possible.
Will need to do them at yours as my tools won't be getting fetched from Wales for at least a month or two now.
I'm prity fast with Xantia brakes, done many many sets now.
If I'm right about it been arthritis money will be ok again in a couple of weeks.
Robbing ***** ***** ***** ***** taxman owes me £££s at the moment.
I don't understand why subbies have to pay 20% on the first 11k and claim it back at the end of the year at all.

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Np to do them here.....will have a new jack by then and we can do it in the garage as the Activa is fully awake now,so nice flat stable ground. With luck I will have the ramps cleared as well as I just have some interior bits to rob then cut the rear door shuts off----then off to the scrap yard with the red one.

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I'd better bring some tarp. Mines a proper Citroen, she dribbles.

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Painter floor, wipe clean :)

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Well I'm totally crapping myself right now. Got to take Kelvs in for 08.20 tomorrow and I hate it.

Boss has kindly offered to interest free finance the second operation if there is one. Think he regretted that as he only asked how much after he offered.

Having a nice big half hour cuddle with Kelv now before bed then I'll lie there for many hours fretting, phones computer and all other disruptions will be off for once. I hate taking my animals for surgery.

Probably start work about 4 or 5 am tomorrow then I can take whatever amount of time off I need to in the afternoon to look after him and not have to hammer out hours over the weekend.

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James, thoughts are with you and Kelv... That's a bloody top boss you have there... Treasure him...

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I do, he's a very rare character and more like family than an employer.

Kelvs with the Vets, it's quite emotional and I'm trembling thinking about it. Just got to get stuck into work and try not to think about it until I get him back.

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ahh......he will have the dreaded "Cone of Shame".....they hate that.

Fingers crossed mate:

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No cone, he takes them off so they have a roll neck t shirt for him.
I'll post a pic of my fashionable dog when he returns.