You probably remember the story of John Unger and Shep.
Schoep loved the water but arthritis settled into his joints which made it hard to swim or even walk. So, Unger would just hold Schoep on his chest in the water, sometimes for hours.
John was so devastated when Shep died about a year and a half ago that he wasn’t sure he would be able to get another dog. But like many of us who lose our dogs, he (fortunately) had a change of heart, and recently he adopted a 1-year-old dog from a rescue group in Minnesota.
I hope they have a happy, long life together.