Stonehouse Photography took this photo of John Unger and his dog, Schoep. Schoep is 19 years old, with severe degenerative arthritis. John cradles Schoep in his arms in Lake Superior because the water buoyancy soothes Schoep’s arthritis and he falls asleep. Apparently Lake Superior is very warm right now, perfect for a soothing float. John rescued Schoep when he was 8 months old. That is one long and lovely friendship. Their love emanates from this picture. Are you crying yet?
You can order prints, coffee mugs, and other products with this picture at this link to Stonehouse Photography. http://lakesuperiorcards.com/p96728378
An anonymous donor paid for Schoep to have laser treatments at Bay Area Animal Hospital. Schoep’s owner has given the hospital permission to keep people updated on Schoep’s treatment and status. Just follow the link.
And if you aren’t a Facebooker, here is the hospital’s website.
If you want to help senior dogs, you can donate to the Grey Muzzle organization.
And speaking of forever dogs, this is my forever dog, who died of seizures in 2007.