Tender Moment Between Man And His Arthritic Dog In Lake Superior

In case you haven’t seen this beautiful photo making the rounds online lately I wanted to share it with you.  It’s a photo of John Unger cradling his 19-year-old rescue dog Schoep (named after a famous Wisconsin ice cream) in Lake Superior.  Schoep has arthritis and the pain makes it hard for him to fall asleep, so his loving owner takes him into the water and gently cradles him, and the dog trusts him enough to fall asleep in the water.

Apparently Lake Superior is quite warm this time of year and the warmth and buoyancy helps the dog relax enough to fall asleep.  What a beautiful act of love and kindness this man gives his faithful companion.

Do take a moment to read the full story behind the photo, it will make your day.

Schoep cradled by his owner John Unger in Lake Superior


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3 thoughts on “Tender Moment Between Man And His Arthritic Dog In Lake Superior”

  1. This touched my heart and brought me to tears. What a beautiful dog and what a beautiful owner. I would do the same for my dog if I had to and I just love this story. They are sooo lucky to have each other.

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