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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Faith "Hope and Love on Two Legs"

I know that I have seen this dog on TV before but I couldn't remember when or where.  I got an email today from a friend regarding a story about a dog named Faith born with only his two hind legs on Christmas Eve 2002.  Such and inspirational story and how amazing Faith and his owner Judy Stringfellow are.

Faith was born with only 2 legs.  He of course could not walk and even his mother did not want him.  His first owner also did not think that he could survive and he was thinking of 'putting him to sleep'.  But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him.  She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself.

In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement.  Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him for standing up and jumping around.  Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk.  Amazingly, after only 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward.  After further training in the snow, he could now walk like a human being.

Faith loves to walk around now.  No matter where he goes, he attracts people to him.  He is fast becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows.  There is now a book entitled 'With a Little Faith' being published about him.  He was even considered to appear in on of Harry Potter movies.

His present owner Jude Stringfellow has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul.

In life there are always undesirable things so in order to feel better you just need to look at life from another direction.  I hope this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone will appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day.

Faith is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life.  Visit Faith's website to learn more about his amazing journey in life!

2 comments:

psychozoe said...

I love this story, it's really amazing .... but it totally makes sense.. Animals can do so much more than we imagine.. they have such strong souls and they don't have the fear or insecurity that humans face. What's amazing is the people who rescued her and spent the hours and days and weeks teaching her! That is priceless. what a sweet dog she is. I love stories like this that uplift us all

Cocorue said...

hello there, thanks for following moi and we're returning the favour.

yeah, Faith is amazing and you may seen her on Oprah as there's where we first saw her.

chikisses and i hope we can be good friends

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