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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Inspirational: A Story of A 2 Legged Dog Named Faith

A heart wrenching and yet inspirational true story about a dog named Faith. The dog was brought to this world on Christmas Eve on 2002 but something went amiss. He was born with only 3 legs with 2 healthy hind legs and one abnormal front leg. Later, the abnormal front leg has been amputated and Faith has only two hind legs left. Even his mother disowned him.


Faith first owner was contemplating whether to put him under euthanasia thinking Faith will not be able to survive with only two legs. At this point of time, Faith's current owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She was determined and wanted to teach the dog to walk by himself with his two legs. And named him "Faith".


As a good start, Jude placed Faith on a surfing board to help him to feel the movement and later she taught him to balance and jump on his hind legs. She used peanut butter to lure and reward him for Faith to stand up and jump around. Other dogs, ironically, did the same by encouraging him to stand on his hind legs. In a short 6 months, Faith is able to balance and jump about on his 2 legs. 

After another training in the snow, Faith is now able to walk around on his 2 legs. Faith loves to walk around and he just attracts many people whenever he goes. Similar to an international star, Faith has publicly appeared on the TVs and newspaper. 

 

There  is even one book entitled 'With a little faith' being published   about him. He was even considered to appear  in one of  Harry Potter movies.

His  present owner Jude Stringfellew 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. Perhaps one will feel better if one changes the point of  view from another direction. 

I hope this message  will bring fresh  new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone can appreciate  and  be thankful for  each beautiful day that follows.
Faith is the continual demonstration of the Strength of Life.