Dog’s Best Friend

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but to John Unger, a Wisconsin resident, his dog, Schoep, means everything.






for the touching story, read on…

Unger adopted Schoep when he was just a puppy, and the two have been together ever since. Now, at 19 years old Schoep has arthritis and has trouble sleeping. Unger found that water is therapeutic for his pained buddy, so he takes Schoep into Lake Superior and lulls him to sleep.

Shep 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 just right.