|The Four Generations Of 2005|
12 year old Nikki (centre) her daughter Seffe,
and a baby Tali
So yesterday I decided Tali would have a special walk on her special day. She doesn't need to walk for miles these days, 30 mins is about the average that she does comfortably, as the little ones were with her yesterday's walk was obviously shorter. But to go out in the van and go somewhere she hadn't been in a while always goes down well, even if the walk was noticeable shorter.
Tali's mobility is still super, she has no difficulty in jumping in and out of the van or climbing on the sofa. She shows no lameness or stiffness, but doesn't really run much anymore. Sadly she does obviously have her problems, what ever she ate that day 3 years ago on the mountain sure has caused long term damage to her intestine/digestive system. I guess that is the biggest battle we face with her, especially now as she's awkward about taking the powder and yogurt. She is going deaf and has the nuclear sclerosis, but other than a little extra care and a yellow coat for me as she can't see dark colours as well, it really isn't affecting her life.
Today Tali will be going out with Asha and Ziva, it's thick mist again so I will have to watch she keeps up. Anyone who knows her will know she will think it's my responsibility to keep an eye on her, she will be far to busy to watch where I'm going! Like I said earlier she has slowed down a lot, and though she will break into a trot at times she does tend to plod and walk now; though she is happy in her own world on the walk, and you try going without her!
For an old lady Tali is doing well, though she has obviously aged in the last 6 months I guess for 12 she's in good shape. I can only hope that in a years time I'll be writing about another big birthday!!!