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Photo of owner taking arthritic dog for swim goes viral on Facebook

A photograph of a 19-year-old arthritic dog taking a relaxing dip in Lake Superior has captured the hearts of millions online. The image was posted to Facebook by photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, who wrote: "This 19-year-old [Schoep is] being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Sup...
  • 🐾Sandra Mysliwiec🐾

    Beautiful... 19-year-old arthritic dog taking a relaxing dip in Lake Superior. "This 19-year-old [Schoep is] being cradled in his father's arms in Lake Superior. Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect. John rescued Schoep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures."I LOVE STORIES LIKE THIS. IT TRULY MAKES ME FEEL WARM INSIDE. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TAKE CARE AND LOVE THERE ANIMALS WHEN THEY NEED YOU MOST. NOBODY STAYS YOUNG FOREVER.

  • Taronna McKee

    This 19-year-old [Schoep is] being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Superior. Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temperature of the water is perfect. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John [Unger]. By the way, John rescued Schoep as an 8-month-old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures :).

  • Brandi

    John Unger with Schoep in Lake Superior (Hannah Stonehouse Hudson/StonehousePhoto.com/Facebook) This man is rocking his arthritic 19 year old dog to sleep in the lake. The water takes the pressure of of the dog's joints. This is so sweet.

  • Angela Asusta

    "Schoep, a 19-year-old arthritic dog is being cradled in his father's arms in Lake Superior. Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect. John rescued Schoep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures." Love is love. Truly touching, I wish every dog could have an owner as caring as this man.

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John Unger adopted his dog Schoep when he was a puppy.Today Schoep is 19 years old and has Arthritis.He's in pain and can't sleep.His owner John trying to find a solution to his pain discovered that the water from the lake helps relax Schoep so every night he takes his dog Schoep for a swim in the lake so he can get some sleep.The photo was captured by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson.She wanted to portray the unlimited love this owner has for his dog.This photo has been viewed by millions on facebook

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