A photograph of a 19-year-old arthritic dog taking a relaxing dip in Lake Superior has captured the hearts of millions online. The image was posted to Facebook by photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson. She wrote: “This 19-year-old [Schoep is] being cradled in his father’s arms last night in Lake Superior. 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 Schoep as an 8 month old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures :).”
… The photo, first posted last week, has been viewed more than 2 million times and has received more than 200,000 “likes” from Facebook users.
Never doubt the power of a dog…this picture moves me!-Bo