Harper

  Above: Harper is alerting at a nose work trial

Above: Harper is alerting at a nose work trial

Harper Thornton (aka Rambler Love And Scandal) is a 9-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She lives in Lake Forest, California (Orange County), with Kim and Jerry Thornton, whom she owns body and soul, another Cavalier named Keeper and a Chihuameranian named Gemma--the one who really rules the roost. She likes to do nose work--she competes at the NW3 level--but her main focus is trying to knock on the neighbors' doors to see if they have any treats for her. She was diagnosed with a murmur when she was 5 years old but did not become symptomatic until January of this year. She's scheduled for surgery on May 26, after a few days in Paris first with mom and dad.

Cardiologist: Dr. Sarah Miller, Southern CA Veterinary Specialty Hospital

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