Dog famous for floating in lake with owner passes away

July 18, 2013 7:02:23 PM PDT
Schoep, the German Shepherd mix who became famous last year when images of him and his owner floating together in Lake Superior went viral, died Wednesday.

Schoep's owner, John Unger, posted on the pairs Facebook page Thursday, "I Breathe But I Can't Catch My Breath...Schoep passed yesterday. More information in the days ahead."

Unger would take Schoep out to float in Lake Superior to help relieve the 20-year-old dog's arthritis.