When a Colorado couple found out their recently adopted dog had cancer, they decided to make her remaining days on Earth the best they could be by creating a bucket list.
Marsha, a 5-year-old American bull dog mix, had been recovering from a life of abuse for six months in a shelter before being adopted by Judy Jaros and her husband, CNN reported Monday.
“She had so many problems when she came in. She had an infection, she had a broken toe, she had a bullet in her elbow,” Jaros said.
The self-proclaimed cat lover fell in love with Marsha and decided to adopt her, but found out the dog had stage three skin cancer the very day she was to bring the dog home.
Jaros didn’t change her mind, choosing to take Marsha home and make every day count.
“We’ve taken her camping, fishing … she loves to play in tall grass,” she said. “We’re just giving her one fun day after another.”
Marsha was on a special diet and supplements to attempt to slow the cancer development since surgeries had been unsuccessful so far.
“She had a really hard life, she deserves a chance. And yeah, it might break the bank, but it’s money – whatever- she’s brought us more Joy. She’s just priceless to us, so it was worth it,” Jaros said.