One quote from a tearjerker movie goes: “A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he’ll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?”
― John Grogan, Marley & Me
After his beloved chocolate Labrador had its leg amputated when diagnosed with advanced osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone, it spread out to Bella’s lungs and he was beyond heartbroken.
A Marine, turned Humanitarian and traveler from the small town of Broken Bow, Nebraska, Robert Kugler,was told that his dear Bella has only three to six months left to live. Bella has been with him for nine wonderful years since he adopted her.
He told in an interview that his relationship with Bella is the ‘biggest connection he’s had with another living being’ and he could not care any less if she is a dog. He said that he would not be able to go around thinking that he could come home one day to find Bella gone.
“This…is my Happiness. #Love”
If you asked me right now what I needed…I would tell you…”Nothing, I have it all.”
This made him decide to take her on an epic send-off road trip across the country.
He captioned that he would do so to: “encourage others to get out and explore, inspire those with disabilities to continue to Love their lives and enjoy the moment, and of course, to simply enjoy each other’s company.”
He has worked as , a Pre-K teacher, SAG Actor, a Disaster Relief Volunteer, a Garbage Man, a Heavy Equipment Operator, and among others, he creates and explores for a living.
Bella miraculously is still going strong after a year and two months and they have been everywhere from Chicago, Key West, Nashville, and Savannah Detroit, Florida and the adventure continues. It all began last November at a Marine Corps Ball.
An ecstatic girl splashing at Holmes Lake in Lincoln
Overlooking at the Appalachian Mountains in Riverton, West Virginia.
Enjoying every minute and every view the world has to offer at Arcadia National Park, Maine
Posing before the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Art has never been more fine."
Conquering every mountain on their way at Adirondack Mountains National Park.
'Bella's First Trip to the Atlantic Ocean'
Thankful for dog beaches. Robert and Bella at Bonita Beach Dog Park in Florida
Bella on cloud nine at Blue Ridge Mountains
A wonderful day spent at Central Park, NYC
Seeing the full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Nashville
Grieving Family Finally Finds Comfort In This ‘Magical Forest’
Connected by these little doors, families and communities enjoy a wonderful new world where little unseen creatures appear to live peacefully in the forest.
The endless beauty of nature, an expansive imagination, and a passionate heart can become powerful tools of inspiration. All are meant to bring warmth and lightness to the heart of those who witness it. And sometimes, those touched by it experience a kind of magic like no other.
A magical forest in Overland Park, Kansas was brought to life by these three things. Popularly known as the “Firefly Forest,” the forest trail in Overland Park became a highly visited place after mysterious “gnome houses” first appeared.
10 Heart-Melting Moments When Kids Restored Our Faith In Humanity
Lie down. Try not to cry. Cry a lot!
With all the bad news happening around the globe, it can be hard to see a glimpse of light and hope for many. With all the bombings, killings, and illnesses happening everywhere, the wonderful thing for us is that there are still some children out there that will make you believe that life is, indeed, good and beautiful.
These amazing kids will surely help restore your faith in humanity with their pure innocence and love for other people, animals, and Mother Nature. Check out the photos below and hopefully, we, adults, get to learn priceless lessons from these youngsters.
Shark Experiment Story Reveals What’s Holding You Back from Being Successful
Must read shark experiment story that teaches us that barrier are only in our heads!
What is stopping you from doing something that you truly want or getting something that you have always wanted to have? What's holding you back from making a move and starting to make your way to your goals? How many excuses do you still have to tell yourself just so you could feel better about not taking that big leap?
This shark experiment story will teach you about mental barrier.
During a research experiment, a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank. As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish....
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