John Unger’s the hoomin and Schoep is his 19 year old puppeh. They’ve been together since Schoep was a wee little guy. (Schoep got his name from this ice cream store.) Unger found out that warm water helps Schoep’s arthritis, so he hauls him out into Lake Superior where Schoep can just relax.
This photo has taken off and now donations are pouring in to help pay for some treatment for Schoep! The photographer, Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, says she’ll donate a percentage of the sales of the photo to help with the Schoepster’s bills.
If you’d like to help, you can call the Bay Area Animal Hospital at 715-682-8865, credit cards are accepted. Checks can be sent to them at 3601 E. Highway 2, Ashland, WI 54806. Just write “Schoep” in the memo area.
The Duluth News Tribune has more details.
Update: That’s Schoep at the vet, photo from the Trib. They’ve updated the story here.