After six months in a animal shelter, things had finally started to look up for Marsha. The 5-year-old Bulldog with a “personality plus” had won the heart of Judy Jaros, a once cat person, who had decided to adopt her.
Once Marsha’s health issues—including an infection, a broken toe, and a bullet embedded in her elbow—were addressed, she was cleared to go home with Jaros and her husband the next day.
Then, one day short of her new beginning, the diagnosis came in: Stage 3 skin cancer. Rather than canceling the adoption, the family decided to not only offer their new friend a loving, comfortable home, but also to give her a “bucket list” to ensure she makes the most of each day she has left.
Judy Jaros with Marsha
“We’re just giving her one fun day after another,” Jaros told KUSA. “We’ve taken her camping, fishing. She loves to play in tall grass.”
Although Marsha’s prognosis is poor, the family hasn’t given up on their new four-legged friend.
“She doesn’t act sick so we don’t think, ‘Oh, poor Marsha, she’s a victim of cancer,'” said Jaros. “We just think, ‘It’s another day with Marsha. Let’s do something fun.'”
See the video here, produced by KUSA – DOG WITH CANCER