Tender Moments Between a Man and His Dog
As the saying goes, “a picture says a thousand words!” Just looking at this photo speaks volumes about the incredible bond between John and Schoep.
In the photo above John Unger is holding his 19 year old dog, Schoep, in Lake Superior to help relieve his pain from arthritis. He would do this every night to help Schoep fall asleep.
This is a man who treated his pet like a family member and stuck by him as he aged. Something every pet deserves. Sadly, I recently have read some articles about how a lot of people give up their pet when they get old for various reasons. How sad this is. A pet is a lifetime commitment.
John says his dog saved his life. He had been having suicidal thoughts after a break up with his fiance, but he says Schoep snapped him out of it. Animals are amazing!
You can read the full article about John and Schoep by Huffington Post here. The article was written in 2013 and, sadly, Schoep has since passed away.
If you want to read more about this loving man, John Unger, and what he is up to today, here is a link to his Facebook Page: Schoep and John.