Woman quits job to spend time with her terminally ill labrador

A woman has quit her job to spend time helping her terminally ill dog complete a bucket list.

Megan Marshall, 31, has spent the past 15 years with Sasha the labrador cross and wants to make her final days as special as possible.

Sasha has dementia and numerous other health problems that will eventually leave her completely paralysed and unable to walk.

‘I was running a [dog walking] business which made me struggle mentally and Sasha’s health was getting increasingly worse,’ Megan said.

‘I was finding it so hard to juggle the two, so I closed my business and decided to work on myself and give her the time she needs, and then the bucket list popped into my head.

‘Even though she’s always had her own health battles, one of which being a degenerative condition which affects her hind legs, Sasha has always been my rock through my own battles.

‘It’s me and Sasha against the world type of thing so I just felt that I wanted to give her back what she’s given to me whilst I had the chance.’

Sasha has already completed much of her bucket list, including visiting the beach, getting an ice cream from an ice cream van, entering a dog show, enjoying a steak dinner and having a birthday party and sleepover with her dog friends.

She also met Santa, been to the zoo, visited a care home, Blenheim Palace and Kings Road in London, and had a gorgeous professional photoshoot.

With Sasha’s final days approaching, Megan is keen to tick off the remaining items, including going to Windsor Castle, visiting the butchers and going to a school to meet the kids.

Megan, from Reading, said: ‘Knowing we’ve done these things certainly will help make the bad days seem a little easier.

‘I know losing her is going to be a big struggle for me so it kind of gives me a feeling that we did everything I could. I know she was so happy.’

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