I had plans for more fun with Lark but she never did care what my plans were. I found out one month ago she had mitral valve dysplasia. She continued to enjoy agility until I had to say no more. Such a journey we had. I could not have asked for a better pup when I decided to breed her Mom to Lise Pratt’s boy Goose. I wish, like we all do, that we could have had more time. What we had together was all worth the pain of having it end. I’m sure she is chasing birds and no one will blow a whistle to stop her hunt.

~Tara Perby