R.I.P. Schoep

Many have probably seen this picture —

John Unger and his dog Schoep used to float anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the temperature of the water and how Schoep was feeling. Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

John Unger and his dog Schoep used to float anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the temperature of the water and how Schoep was feeling.
Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

Dog pictured floating to sleep in owner’s arms has died

Laura T. Coffey — TODAY

Schoep, the arthritic dog who became an Internet sensation last summer when he was photographed floating peacefully in Lake Superior in his owner’s arms, has passed away.

The 20-year-old dog’s owner, John Unger, announced the death of his best friend on Facebook on Thursday evening.

“I Breathe But I Can’t Catch My Breath…” Unger wrote. “Schoep passed yesterday. More information in the days ahead.”

I remember when I first saw this picture, it brought a tear to my eye because it showed the love that an owner had for his dog.  So R.I.P. Schoep. Now you can run and play, pain-free!
 
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