Thomas Rodriguez took his dog Poh on a seven-week road trip, crossing destinations off their bucket list and documenting it all on Instagram.

Losing a pet is hard. Really hard. It's even more difficult when you know it's coming for a long time. But one New York City man took the news of his dog's terminal condition and refused to mope. He used it as an excuse to take his best friend on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Thomas Rodriguez has had his beloved mutt Poh for 15 years, since he was a puppy. Veterinarians recently told him that due to several health problems, Poh doesn't have long to live. Rodriguez wasn't given a specific time frame, but rather than sit around waiting for the inevitable, he decided to treat every day left with Poh as a gift. Together, they would share the journey Rodriguez had always wanted.