Man Takes his Dying Dog on an Epic Cross-Country Farewell Trip Robert Kugler adopted Bella when she was a puppy, and they've been best buds for nine years. Just a little while ago they got some bad news: Bella had cancer, needs to get her front leg amputated... and only has 3-6 months to live. Heartbroken, Robert knew just what to do - take his best friend on a cross-country farewell trip.