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Loving Moment Between Man and His Sick Dog

Some of the best moments in life happen to be with our pets.  They are nature’s stress relievers, and the time spent with them make can make us very happy. Many times these moments are captured on film.  Here’s an article from the Huffington Post by Cavan Sieczkowski who reports on photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson’s captured moment between friend, John Unger, and his ailing dog.

Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson of Stonehouse Photography


Unger’s adopted dog, Schoep (pronounced “Shep”), has trouble sleeping due to arthritis.  Unger found that putting Schoep in water relaxes him and helps him go to sleep.  In these warm summer evenings, Unger has been lulling Schoep to sleep by carrying him into Lake Superior. Hannah explains:

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. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures.

It was later reported that Unger describes Schoep as a lifesaver.  In a devastating breakup, Unger was suicidal and felt that for whatever reason, Schoep snapped him out of it.

Souce: The Huffington Post