hope everything works out...especially the doggie bit. i know exactly what it is like to have a sick dog and i sincerely hope he / she gets well soon. it isnt nice seeing them sick.
good luck, and if it is any consolation, if trouble comes in threes, then you have used up all your bad luck.
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.
Weapons of rice destruction
2002 Ford Falcon AU3 XR6
1985 Ford Sierra XR4i
1980 Ford Escort RS2000