Favorite Video Friday – Tribute to Schoep
I remember the moment I heard that Schoep had died. I couldn’t help by shed a few tears thinking how his dad, John, must have felt losing the best friend who had remained at his side for 20 years. How rare it is to have a friendship like theirs.
Dogs are the special angels in our lives. They listen to us when we need to talk, they comfort us when we are down, they make us laugh at their silly antics and they often allow us to see ourselves in a different light.
The hardest part of having a canine companion, like Schoep, is always in saying goodbye. We go into the relationship knowing someday that they will move on while we remain behind – often sooner than we hope.
John was one of the lucky ones. He had Schoep for two decades. He had a companion who gave him love, strength, courage and hope for twenty years. I imagine that his goodbye was just a little bit harder just because they had been so much a part of each other’s lives for so very long.
That’s why this week’s video touched me so much.
You have seen this already, but if not I hope you will watch it. It was clearly made with love.
Happy Friday everyone.
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