Tuesday, September 01, 2009
STORY: A Dog named FAITH
This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002.
He was born with 3 legs - 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which had to be amputated.
He of course could not walk when he was born.
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.
She named him 'Faith'.
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, only after 6 months, a "miracle" happened.
Faith learned to balance on his hind legs. He could jump forward.
After further training in the snow, he could now walk - just like a human being do.
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 one of Harry Potter movies.
His present owner Jude Stringfellow has given up her teaching post.
She plans to take him around the world to reach out to those people who were also born "unlucky".
The Message: 'Even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul.'
In life there are always undesirable things. It would make you feel better if you just look at life from another direction.
Hopefully, this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to those who are in distress and unfortunate.
Faith is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life.
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