Schoep, the Dog Cradled in the Arms of His Human in Lake Superior, Has Died. John Unger, Schoep's human wrote the following statement on Facebook this afternoon (7/19/2013): "I breathe but I can't catch my breath ... Schoep passed yesterday ... more information in the days ahead."
Photo of owner taking arthritic dog for swim goes viral on Facebook
"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." Awwww!