According to the dictionary, a hero is “a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities”.
For us, a hero is a person like Robert Kugler, who decided to take his beloved dog diagnosed with cancer on an epic farewell road trip across the country.
Kugler had to amputate Bella’s left front leg in May of 2015, right after he knew she suffered from advanced osteosarcoma. The choice was between this and putting her down.
Bella was 9 years old, too young to go, but she was given just 6 moths to live, so Robert took the decision to pack everything on his 4Runner and travel the country with her to make these last months worthwhile.