A 20yo Dog Whose Life is Shortening is Taken Swimming in the Lake by His Owner Until the Dog Falls Asleep in His Arms

 He lived a good life

John Unger, a person from Wisconsin, USA, adopted a stray dog, Schoep when he was just 8 months old. Schoep grew up until he was 20 years old. He grew old, and his life wasn't getting any more. HisHis master is preparing for the inevitable.




John and Chopp lived together for 19 years. However, Schöpp suffered from arthritis for a long time and was paralyzed. The vet suggested putting the dog to sleep, but John didn’t agree. In the previous couple of years of Schoep’s life, John took care of him as best he could, taking care of him, holding him, and reluctant to go away him. John was by his side in the least times.





To relieve Schoep’s joint pains, John took him to the lake to ameliorate 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.





But in 2013, Schoep has passed away! At first, John met Schoep at a difficult time in his life. At that time, John promised to treat Xiaope well, and in the end, John fulfilled his promise.




Even when Schoep was on the verge of death, John was still working hard to keep him alive, insisting to accompany him through the most important happy moments of his life. In 2015, John finally came out of his grief of losing Schoep and brought during a new member of the family, Xiong. As soon as the news came out, many netizens cheered for it!




Many netizens are happy that John has finally started his life cheerfully again and is willing to open his heart to a replacement dog.




Share the story of this warm friendship and send your prayers for Schoep, who is asleep in Heaven.



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  • NormanBates
    NormanBates August 10, 2021 at 1:01 PM

    Sad to see such selfish human behavior. The dog was suffering for years. No quality of life. The greatest gift a human can give a pet is knowing when to let go. BEFORE their pain is unbearable. We vets see this all the time.

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    • Unknown
      Unknown September 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM

      You don't know that! If he had that much love, as we do our animals you do whatever it takes and what the animal enjoys, especially in their final hours! Don't judge others about their animals as I have found old animals wondering our neighborhood looking for their parents because it now runs around $150-$200 to have the service down! Our Vet also provides a service which they will cremate and have a nice canister with name dates ect which we have been doing for the last 30 years. We are in our 70's now and in our wills the canisters will be buried with us! Everyone has their own way to spend their late moments with their best friends so who are you to judge! Better than throwing them out on the side of the road because you don't want to be bothered! It happens! Not judging just everyone deals with losing a pet, differently!

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    • Unknown
      Unknown August 12, 2021 at 5:48 AM

      How nice of you to point out.

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      • lazybones
        lazybones September 11, 2021 at 1:53 PM

        Norman, I think you missed the point here. To take such a heart warming story and turn it around like that is sad. I don't know who I feel sorrier for - this wonderful owner or you.

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        • Tracy Fair
          Tracy Fair September 11, 2021 at 7:52 PM

          Just look at his name lazybones...it's NormanBates

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        • Deb
          Deb March 24, 2022 at 10:42 AM

          I commend the gentelman he did what he felt was best for HIS baby am sure he wasn't trying to make the pup suffer .I wish all animal owners would show the love and devotion he did...Good job sir

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          • Anonymous May 19, 2022 at 12:38 PM

            We kept our Lassie alive for at least a year after the vet said put her down and get another one, she was not in pain she was just old, she crossed the Rainbow Bridge March 13th 2017

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          • Anonymous June 22, 2022 at 10:36 AM

            From the information it is so obvious that the poor dog was continously in agony. His owner was really keeping him alive for his own comfort. Such a sad story, and really cruel.

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