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Arthritic dog made famous by photo passes away

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This image of Schoep and his owner touched hearts worldwide

[ Kiwozi:  I like a good tear-jerker story sometimes and I’m a pet lover too so this one just had to get some space; ]

Schoep and his owner, John Unger, became famous thanks to a photo that touched hearts across the globe. Now Unger is posting what may be his final recollection of his beloved dog. Yesterday, he posted on his Facebook page, “I breathe but I can’t catch my breath. Schoep passed yesterday.”

They became famous last August when a photo taken by a friend, photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, become a true viral success on Facebook. The photo depicts man and dog embracing while bathing in Lake Superior in Wisconsin. The touching nature of the photo was backed up by an even more wonderful story.  More . .

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