This is my beauty, Pearl. (I'll withhold her registered name to protect her true identity!) Of our current children, she's been with us the longest - 16 yrs.
She has arthritis and has difficulty getting up sometimes. If she lies down on her bad side, she needs to be rolled (using ropes tied around her legs and brute strength) to flip her over to the other side so she can use her stronger rear leg to hoist herself up.
But despite her increasing age and joint problems, she's still such a gorgeous creature to me!
Age: 28 yrs.
Frequently heard nicknames: Miss Pearl, Pink-nosed Pearl, Pearlie-Goose, Pearl-Button.