A recent story has demonstrated the dog human relationship in a very powerful way.
You may have seen pictures of this relationship on Facebook. The post has gone viral.
Most of us love our dogs. Our dogs have unconditional love for us. We are willing to do what it takes to ensure our dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives.
That is exactly what John Unger is doing for his dedicated dog companion, Schoep. The dog is nearing the last days of his life. He is suffering from extreme arthritis. John is doing what he can to help Schoep’s condition.
I read an article about this in Dogster.com. It’s entitled, “An Ultimate Act of Love” by Liz Acosta.
The story is good. But the pictures of the dog human relationship are so moving. Here is a quote from the article:
John Unger is the devoted guardian of Schoep, a 19-year-old shepherd mix. When John learned that his canine companion had developed severe arthritis and might not have much longer to live, John turned to water therapy to help his friend. The warm summer temperatures of Lake Superior and the weightlessness of the water were the perfect combination to help Schoep relax. Knowing that Schoep’s end might be near, John asked his photographer friend, Hannah Stonehouse Hudson of Stonehouse Photography, to snap a few photos.
Little did they know they would capture an image that so powerfully conveys the love between man and dog.
Uploading the photo Facebook, Hannah was quickly inundated with Likes and comments. “To see that this photo has lifted their spirits … that right there lifts mine even higher,” Unger said.
The entire article can be read here. But you also see pictures of John and Schoep. Please let me know what you think of them. They move me to tears.
Do you have a special dog human relationship? I have had that with several of my dogs. That’s why it is so difficult to give one up. I would love to hear your story.