It is said that a dog is a man’s best friend, but for John , a resident of Wisconsin, his dog, Schoep, means everything.
Unger received Shop, named after the famous Wisconsin ice cream when he was a puppy, and since then the two have always been together. Today, at 19 years of age, Schoep has arthritis and difficulty sleeping, reports Pioneer Press. Unger discovered that the water is therapeutic for his painful boyfriend, so he takes Schoep to Lake Superior and puts him to sleep.
Photographer Hannah, decided to capture the relationship between man and dog in the water.
“This picture was taken at a last minute session,” the photographer told Huffington Post in an email sent to Bayfield, Wis. “We had been trying to get together for weeks, but it didn’t happen because of my travel schedule to Stonehouse. We finally met last Tuesday (the 31st).
I had about 5 minutes to shoot and that’s what I caught – a man and his dog. Jean loves his Schoep, and Schoep trusts Jean so much that he falls asleep in the buoyancy of the water. This question is never asked. I hate posed pictures. They never, ever, ever, ever capture the true essence of anything.”
Stonehouse Hudson decided to post the photo on Facebook, where she described the couple’s romantic relationship.