Hi Dave Heffernan, I did go to the link, www.westyuk.co.uk touching story on Westy.
I didn't read everything and probably won't return to the site. He has the kind of situation that I think most of us have nightmares about (not that I remember my nightmares, I'm one of those strange people that cannot remember dreams!).
However, I can't for the life of me think why you should give Westy's situation a reason not to complain about the, in your view, seemingly mundane things in life.... like loose manhole covers. A loose manhole cover can so easily be some other poor soul's badger.... now that speaks for itself, really.