This story just perfectly exemplifies the profound love between a man and his dog. John Unger and his dog Schoep have been together for 19 years. When Schoep grew older, he got arthritis and started to have trouble walking due to the pain.
In order to ease his pain, John began to carry Schoep to a lake nearby everyday, where he could relax. The two would spend hours just floating around in the water.
“It just takes the weight off of his entire body, so whatever aches and pains are there can be alleviated,” John explains.
“I want people to identify with this photo, and remember a time when they felt safe, loved, and cared for,” Stonehouse Hudson said. “Then I want them to channel those feelings and pay it forward! There is way too much negativity in this world – maybe with this one photo we can start to change things just a tiny bit.”
Schoepp sadly passed away in July 2013, at age 20.
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