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John Unger cradles his sleeping 19-year-old dog, Schoep, in the waters of Lake Superior near Bayfield last week. The photo, by Bayfield photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, was posted on Facebook and has since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. (Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson /

After Internet frenzy, dog and man go on with lives

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BAYFIELD, Wis. - It is said that in time, dogs start to resemble their owners.

After nearly two decades together, John Unger and Schoep, the fruit farm caretaker and 19-year-old shepherd mix from Bayfield who have become an Internet sensation, seem to resemble each other not so much in appearance but in personality.


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