After two days of being hemmed up at home she had to get some air into those lungs and take her mind off the discomfort of her teeth operation. Once up on the bank her lungs were certainly full as the gusts of wind nearly blew us back down the bank.
She thanked me though with this gummy bear smile - or should I say Gruffalo smile (she only has two bottom teeth at the front now!).
Once over the shock of the mud and the wind, good old Tia was back with her cheeky backwards glance to say "come on Mum, let's explore".
The river was very choppy with the incessant wind so we didn't walk too closely otherwise a certain little inquisitive dog may have fallen in.
Usually with these walks, I let Tia decide on which path to take. She decided to take the slippiest and gave her "I made a mistake but won't let on" look.
She climbed up the ramparts to the underside of the road bridge and looked back to say "come on then".
And when she realised I wasn't going to come up, she decided "I'll explore on my own then". Oh my goodness, look at the state of her coat!
Tia's view would have been this across the river but she was more interested in something nasty that seemed to be lurking behind one of the concrete slabs.
So, time to move on. Not this way to Spalding...
The wind was blowing Tia's ears and I thought she was going to take off like Dumbo! However she was a little concerned about her Mum who had just slipped on the mud and fallen on her bum! and guess what, used her right arm with the injured shoulder!
Yes, she has only 14 teeth left, Syringomyelia and a grade three heart murmur, but she is ours, and we love her and her quirky ways so much.
Don't forget that you can follow her life on her Facebook page (just click on her photo in my sidebar). There will be ups and downs as she fights with her illnesses, but we will be with her all the way.
Have a wonderful weekend, and be careful on muddy footpaths!