Dog in touching photo that went viral dies
Schoep's owner comforted the aging canine by helping him float in Lake Superior.
The arthritic dog and his owner made headlines last summer when a touching image of Unger comforting the aging Schoep in Lake Superior went viral.
Bing: See the photo here.
Unger's post reads:
"I Breathe But I Can't Catch My Breath..." Schoep passed yesterday. More information in the days ahead."
The post has already garnered thousands of shares, like and comments. Here's a sampling:
"So sorry to read this post. What an amazing friendship you both had. Thank you for sharing his journey."
"My heart is breaking for you. There are no words."
"The end of one of the most wonderful stories of devotion ... he is an angel now, totally well and looking down on his devoted companion ..."
"But what a good long loving life he had. I hope John can deal with his grief of Schoep."
Mr. Unger, we are so sorry for your loss.
Photo: Courtesy of Schoep and John via Facebook, www.facebook.com/Schoep.and.John
I saw your original story and was so touched.
I saved my dog Kimble and his sister the Saturday before the Monday they were to be put down for being Pits.
His sister went to another loving home and I kept Kimble.
He is the most grateful and loving dog I have even known. Kimble has been with me for 3 years now and I hope I have him as long as you had Schoep.
I believe in the "Rainbow Bridge" and he is going to spend his time away from you telling all his new friends how wonderful of a life he had with you.
So don't be too sad.
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