Readers of the Orvis Dogs blog are surely familiar with the story of Schoep and his owner John Unger. The photo of the pair in the water went viral last year, and Schoep’s story took on a much larger meaning. Schoep passed away last month at the age of 20. Now, a woman named Jennifer Wallick has created a tribute video. Here’s her descripion:
Inspired by the real life story of the incredible love between a man [John Unger] and his dog [Schoep]. They had 20 years together — 20 years of unconditional love. The text was written by me. The photos are from John’s Facebook page. The song is that of Sir Elton John. I hope you enjoy. This story moved me so very much. I hope it will you as well. Love, Jenny
It’s beautiful stuff. Make sure you have some tissues handy.