|Posted on May 16, 2009 at 10:26 PM|
This was a forward I got in my email. I don't know exactly where this dog is from nor his owners. The pictures were in the email with the story below. I am not sure who wrote it but its a great and inspirational story. I had to put this up here in hopes that somebody will read it and maybe it will give them more hope in a situation they may be in. I hope it helps or at least gives you a smile. If you have a story to share about a dog or any animal that has effected your life in a good way and want to share then visit the page Hagrid's Memorial. Hagrid was my dog and its a small story on there about him. I hope you enjoy.
This is '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 didn't want him. His first owner also didn't think that he could survive. Therefore, he was thinking of 'putting him to sleep'.
By this time, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She was determined to teach and train this dog to walk by himself. Therefore she named him 'Faith'.
In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfing board to let him feel the movements. Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and rewarded for him for standing up and jumping around. The other dog at home also helped to encourage him to walk. Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his 2 hind legs and jumped to move forward. After further training in the snow, he now can walk like a human being.
Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he attracts all kinds of people. He is now becoming famous on the international scene. He has appeared in various newspapers and on TV shows.
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 we can feel better about ourselves if we realize just how good we have it.
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.
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