Robert adopted Bella as a puppy. She's now 9 years old, or about 63 if you're counting in human years.
In May, a veterinarian told Robert that what he initially thought was a shoulder injury was actually cancer and that it had spread to Bella's lungs. The doctor had to amputate one of Bella's legs and told Robert she had three to six months to live.
That was 14 months ago.
Determined to show Bella the same kind of unconditional love she had shown him throughout her life, Robert hit the road to give her the farewell tour of her doggie dreams.
He tells Upworthy it's not everyday you get to just pack up, get behind the wheel, and go, but after losing two siblings in nine years, he began to look at time as being much more valuable than money.As for Bella, he says, "She teaches me lessons every day, and I am so blessed to spend my time with her."