John Unger, a person from Wisconsin, USA, adopted a stray dog, Schoep when he was just 8 months old. Schoep grew up until he turned 20 years old. He grew very old, and his life wasn’t getting any more . His owner was preparing for the inevitable.
John lived with Schoep for 19 years. However, Schoep suffered from arthritis for a long time and was paralyzed.
The vet suggested putting the dog to sleep, but John did not agree.
For the last few years of Schoep’s life, John cared for him as best he could, taking care of him, holding him… John was always by his side.
To relieve Schoep’s joint pains, John took him to the lake to alleviate the pressure on his joints and muscles. Sometimes, because the flow of water was too comfortable, Schoep would often nod off in his owner’s arms.
This heartwarming photo was taken by John’s friend, Hannah, a photographer who uploaded it on the web , which immediately sparked a heated discussion and touched many netizens.
At first, John met Schoep at a difficult time in his life. At that point, John promised to treat Schoep well and eventually John kept his promise.
Even when Schoep was close to death, John was still trying to make him survive, insisting that she always accompany him to the most prominent joyous moments in life.
In 2015, John finally came out of his grief over the loss of Schoep and brought in a new family member, Xiong. As soon as this news spread, many network users were thrilled!
Many netizens are happy that John has finally started his life cheerfully again and is willing to open his heart to a replacement dog.