The image of John Unger, and his arthritic dog Schoep floating in Lake Superior went viral last summer. You may remember that Unger said that floating in the lake gave his beloved 20 year old dog some relief from his arthritis. This morning we have sad news regarding John's beloved canine companion.

John Unger made the grim announcement yesterday evening that his beloved companion passed peacefully at his Bayside, Wisconsin home.

Over 170,000 have "liked" his Facebook page, and Unger has received over 40,000 comments on Schoep's sad demise. If you remember the picture, and would like to express your condolences, you may do so here.