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(Duluth News Tribune)   Worldwide donations make sure this 19-year-old dog has its day   (duluthnewstribune.com) divider line 26
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2012-08-11 09:47:26 AM
That's wonderful.
 
Skr
2012-08-11 09:48:11 AM
Hmm doesn't really seem like a cause that should elicit donations. The dog looked like it was in heaven already to me.
 
2012-08-11 10:01:00 AM
What a beautiful story. I hope he gets enough donations to keep Schoep alive for another five years. Even if the poor old dog can't move around, at least he can lie there and keep his owner from having to man up and do what's best for the animal. Keeping it alive is what nature intended!
 
2012-08-11 10:01:54 AM
So did the dog get some steak?
 
2012-08-11 10:14:52 AM

Skr: Hmm doesn't really seem like a cause that should elicit donations. The dog looked like it was in heaven already to me.


The dog was in heaven while in water. It can't be in that water all the time and soon it will be too cold to take him in. The purpose is to keep him feeling like that without the need of the water. Donations get him the treatment to do so.
 
2012-08-11 10:21:23 AM
Well I can only hope when I'm coming up to the human equivalent of 90+, the world will shower me with adoration and donations also.

Love animals, dont get the hype. One much loved pet nearing the end of a happy comfortable life, very much like any other, surely?
 
Skr
2012-08-11 10:31:15 AM

Tristaria: Skr: Hmm doesn't really seem like a cause that should elicit donations. The dog looked like it was in heaven already to me.

The dog was in heaven while in water. It can't be in that water all the time and soon it will be too cold to take him in. The purpose is to keep him feeling like that without the need of the water. Donations get him the treatment to do so.


Ah I didn't mean that I was unhappy that the doggie is getting treatment, the original photo just didn't strike me as a Sarah Mclachlan level money grab. It just seemed like a touching captured moment.
 
2012-08-11 10:33:08 AM

Skr: Hmm doesn't really seem like a cause that should elicit donations. The dog looked like it was in heaven already to me.


The donations enabled Schoep's owner, John Unger, to get Schoep better treatment for his arthritis. Before the donations all Mr Unger could afford was pain medication. Now he can get Schoep both glucosamine and laser treatments.
 
2012-08-11 10:35:58 AM

Skr: Tristaria: Skr: Hmm doesn't really seem like a cause that should elicit donations. The dog looked like it was in heaven already to me.

The dog was in heaven while in water. It can't be in that water all the time and soon it will be too cold to take him in. The purpose is to keep him feeling like that without the need of the water. Donations get him the treatment to do so.

Ah I didn't mean that I was unhappy that the doggie is getting treatment, the original photo just didn't strike me as a Sarah Mclachlan level money grab. It just seemed like a touching captured moment.


And that's exactly what the intent of the photograph was to be. Not even the photographer who took the photo, then posted it on her Facebook page expected this sort of reaction, nor did John Unger.
 
2012-08-11 10:37:07 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Skr: Hmm doesn't really seem like a cause that should elicit donations. The dog looked like it was in heaven already to me.

The donations enabled Schoep's owner, John Unger, to get Schoep better treatment for his arthritis. Before the donations all Mr Unger could afford was pain medication. Now he can get Schoep both glucosamine and laser treatments.


We can't fix all the problems in the world but it's nice to have a minor victory now and then.
 
2012-08-11 10:52:49 AM

bluenovaman: Bathia_Mapes: Skr: Hmm doesn't really seem like a cause that should elicit donations. The dog looked like it was in heaven already to me.

The donations enabled Schoep's owner, John Unger, to get Schoep better treatment for his arthritis. Before the donations all Mr Unger could afford was pain medication. Now he can get Schoep both glucosamine and laser treatments.

We can't fix all the problems in the world but it's nice to have a minor victory now and then.


It does indeed.
 
2012-08-11 11:02:32 AM
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You know, with that money, you can get a brand new dog....
 
2012-08-11 11:33:43 AM
Glucosamine for $70 a month?

I get a giant bottle at Costco for $20 that covers me for 3-4 months.

Time to publicly shame the vet.
 
2012-08-11 11:34:18 AM
Oh yeah, and "D'aaaaawwwwww..." that's a cute doggie.
 
2012-08-11 11:49:35 AM

spentmiles: What a beautiful story. I hope he gets enough donations to keep Schoep alive for another five years. Even if the poor old dog can't move around, at least he can lie there and keep his owner from having to man up and do what's best for the animal. Keeping it alive is what nature intended!


Letting go of a pet that's been a true friend and family member can be a lot harder than some people might think.

I know.
 
2012-08-11 12:03:05 PM

dv-ous: Glucosamine


Chances are the dog is being administered glucosamine formulated specifically for canines. My understanding is that if differs in some respects from the glucosamine you take.
 
2012-08-11 12:59:55 PM
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2012-08-11 01:14:56 PM
Just in time for Doggerday, too!! Yay Doggerday! (and the dog and the humans too)
 
2012-08-11 02:01:27 PM

dv-ous: Glucosamine for $70 a month?

I get a giant bottle at Costco for $20 that covers me for 3-4 months.

Time to publicly shame the vet.


The glucosamine is the least of the problems here.

A "laser wand" passed over the dog's limbs?? A laser is not a magical energy that does whatever you want. It's light. It's not really any different than sunlight in this case, just probably less intense- it won't penetrate the fur.

You don't have a real vet, you have a quack who will sell you on anything you want to hear.
 
2012-08-11 02:18:28 PM

Oznog: dv-ous: Glucosamine for $70 a month?

I get a giant bottle at Costco for $20 that covers me for 3-4 months.

Time to publicly shame the vet.

The glucosamine is the least of the problems here.

A "laser wand" passed over the dog's limbs?? A laser is not a magical energy that does whatever you want. It's light. It's not really any different than sunlight in this case, just probably less intense- it won't penetrate the fur.

You don't have a real vet, you have a quack who will sell you on anything you want to hear.


Really? Maybe you should read this article and see exactly how the laser wand treatment benefits an arthritic animal.
 
2012-08-11 03:16:52 PM

spentmiles: What a beautiful story. I hope he gets enough donations to keep Schoep alive for another five years. Even if the poor old dog can't move around, at least he can lie there and keep his owner from having to man up and do what's best for the animal. Keeping it alive is what nature intended!


Correct, nature is a cruel mistress. That's why we put grandma down a while back, she was in too much pain to suffer. It's also why that little cripple kid down the street goes without any prosthetics to help him; he's man enough to try and survive as nature intended. It's the reason I broke my glasses in twain when I realized they were nothing more than a crutch, because nature intended for me to be near sighted.
 
2012-08-11 05:13:31 PM
Kindness Will Out, just not often enough. Tnx to all who could spare some $$ to help Schoep feel better.
 
2012-08-11 05:30:57 PM
I don't even like dogs but that pic of him and his canine friend in the water got me teary eyed, and he's dead on when he said his animal helped him through his breakup. Animals are great therapy.
 
2012-08-11 09:22:25 PM
Actually seen the DailyMail version of this too, & they botched the name of the newspaper! Spelt as The Deluth News Trib rather than The DULUTH News Trib. Sent 'em a direct e to Take Issue (as an editor, things like this leap off the page at me). Sieur SomeFirstName duLuth was French. There have been wars. 'Nuff said, maybe.
 
2012-08-12 04:09:59 AM

bekovich: Well I can only hope when I'm coming up to the human equivalent of 90+, the world will shower me with adoration and donations also.


I can only imagine.
 
2012-08-14 02:41:20 PM

Bathia_Mapes: dv-ous: Glucosamine

Chances are the dog is being administered glucosamine formulated specifically for canines. My understanding is that if differs in some respects from the glucosamine you take.


I actually asked my pharmacist about this (they dispense vet meds too.) The answer?

*shrug* "Flavoring."

(Yeah, yeah, plural of anecdotes != data, he could be full of shiat, who knows. Just saying.)
 
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