After I dissed Wegman's doggies the other day I felt like my dog lover's cred was in jeopardy. My neighbor Karen (we actually talk over the fence in the backyard, and yeah, it's a picket fence) suggested I take a look at this shot from Facebook that went viral.
It shows John Unger with Schoep, his 19-year-old Shepherd mix (in case you're not a dog person and don't know, that's extremely old for a dog, especially a bigger one). On her Facebook page, Hannah writes, "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 perfect."
Unger credits Schoep with helping him through hard times in his life.
The article at the Duluth News Tribune says, "the photo of Unger and Schoep is the second photo taken by Hudson to cause a sensation since she started her business in 2005. The first was of a bear crossing the ice on the lake in front of the Madeline Island ferry. 'I tend to be in amazing spots at the oddest times,' she said. 'It's Lake Superior, and weird stuff happens.'"
On Facebook, the photo's gotten more than 200,000 "Likes" and in excess of 23,000 comments.
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Featured Comment by Tavia: "I would have done anything I could to help my little Inga feel better. God Bless this man and his dog."