There is nothing more touching than someone who is completely devoted to their pet. This image has touched myself, and now soooo many others as it has gone viral. I am so excited and happy for my friend Hannah (who captured the image), but also for this man and his dog; as complete strangers pour out their hearts and want to help this pair ♥
"This is 19 year old Shep being cradled in his father's arms last Tuesday night in Lake Superior.
Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The
buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is
very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect. John rescued Shep as an eight month old puppy, and they've been inseparable ever since."
She will be posting more images, and is in the process of setting up a fund and a way to buy the image if you so desire (all proceeds go to benefit Shep and towards his vet bills). Please follow her on her Facebook page to keep up to date on John and Shep! :-)
EDIT: Here are a couple articles with more information :-)