|(all these photos, and more, can be found on Rob's Instagram and Facebook pages.)|
Here is the story of Rob and Bella.
Over a year ago, doctors gave Bella, diagnosed with terminal cancer, she had a leg amputated because of bone cancer and the cancer had spread to her lungs. She was given 3-6 months to live. Rob decided to take Bella with him on a trip to Chicago so he could spend as much time with her as to spend as much time with her as he could. It didn't stop there, next thing you know, they were an epic journey around the United States together.
As word spread, Rob and Bella became internet sensations.
They were even featured by several news outlets.
Here's a story about them on CNN:
Man takes his dog, dying of cancer, on one last, epic road trip
and the Telegraph:
Man takes terminally ill dog on farewell cross-country road trip
and even the today show
His dog was given months to live, so this man took her on a cross-country trip
He gained thousands of followers on his instagram, facebook and twitter accounts. People from around the world were following the journey of Rob and Bella.
Rob and Bella traveled the country
Thursday, October 27, 2016, Rob took Bella on a ride, not knowing it would be her last.
Video of Bella's last ride. Click here
That night Bella's breathing became labored and, as Rob snuggled in next to Bella at the vet, he posted to his instagram followers that that the end was near.
|Click here to read Rob's post|
On Friday, October 28, 2016 Rob posted this picture of Bella to his instagram/Facebook
|Click here to see Rob's message|
R.I.P. sweet Bella.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rob at this difficult time.
Fly Bella, Fly!
For more, you can visit Rob's
instagram page CLICK HERE,
his Facebook page, CLICK HERE
or his website, RK Life Illustrated, CLICK HERE