6WS – Happy Birthday

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Schoep is 20 years old today!


6-15-13 Schoeps Birthday CardsReading his birthday cards!

6-15-13 Schoeps Birthday

Happy Birthday, Schoep

7-2012 - John Unger and Schoep

Schoep and John last summer (2012)

9-2012 - John Unger and Schoep - after treatments

John and Schoep – Summer 2012

Nearly a year ago, Schoep suffering from severe arthritis could barely walk.  His only relief from pain was a daily swim in the lake with his loving guardian, John.    Fearing he would have to make the ultimate decision for Schoep’s well being, and with limited days remaining, John asked his friend and photographer, Hannah of Stonehouse Photography to take photos of the two of them together.

This act of kindness put into motion an instant connection with the world thus creating an incredible journey of love, devotion, assistance for Schoep and others.  If you are not familiar with the story, please visit Schoep and John for more heartwarming photos, messages from John and thousands of others.

I have been following Schoep and John since early on, and all I can say is I love love love these two incredible beings.  There is something “spiritual” about this journey – theirs and mine.

My original post on Schoep – here

For previous 6WS

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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14 Responses to 6WS – Happy Birthday

  1. Hello Becca,

    I was too early last saturday but kind of late to see your SWS today. But gosh what a story. I never about those two, I will definitely check your first post about Schoep and John.
    Hope you enjoy your week from now !
    take care and see you saturday


  2. Karen S. says:

    I love this tender story, and yes I have seen it, read it and followed it, from Facebook to an article about how the photo came to be in the Success Magazine, but the coolest part is their story, God Bless them both and many more birthdays to come!


  3. When love is there all things are possible. A touching story of man and his best friend.
    Happy Birthday to Shoep.


  4. Tonya says:

    This is a wonderful story. 🙂


  5. Colline says:

    I love the one of him reading his cards 🙂


  6. Jess says:

    Awww,Happy Birthday Schoep! They look so incredibly close


  7. Jeanie says:

    A very special love and birthday to celebrate. Happy birthday Schoep.


  8. Dana says:

    Happy birthday to Schoep! What a wonderful story!


  9. Linda says:

    What an amazing story! Great pictures too.
    Happy Saturday!
    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits


  10. mlissabeth says:

    What an awesome story! Thanks for sharing. I had seen the picture of John and Schoep in the water, but didn’t know there was a website. Thanks for sharing.


  11. restlessjo says:

    That’s some age! How wonderful. 🙂


  12. shoreacres says:

    I remember those pics from last year. What a journey, and what a happy birthday!


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