Nowadays, dogs are not just considered guardians of the house. Most people consider them part of the family and even as their own fur-babies.
Around this time in 2016, a Labrador by the name of Bella, and her hooman best friend Robert Kugler, were featured in the news worldwide. Bella was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, and Kugler made it his mission to give Bella the last trip she deserved.
Vets told Kugler that Bella’s front leg needed to be amputated, or had to be put down. She was also given three to six months left to live, because the cancer had already spread to her lungs.
With time running out, Kugler decided he will spend every single moment with her and bring her to one last epic adventure.
They left their home in Nebraska and traveled from Chicago to Key West, to Nashville, and Savannah.
Bella definitely enjoyed her trips with dad and had surpassed three to six months, because she had 14 wonderful months enjoying her life since her leg had been amputated.
However, Bella passed away later that year.
“Bella’s role, for me, was my co-pilot. My partner. My dearest and truest friend,” Kugler wrote in an Instagram post.
Though he has lost Bella, Kugler still relives every memory of her in his book dedicated to her, “A Dog Named Beautiful.”
Kugler, an animal lover at heart, now often spends his time talking about his lovely Bella and other canines through forums. On his free time, he would likely spend them frolicking with his new bud, Max.
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