Saturday, September 13, 2008

A story about Faith

His first owner also did not 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 is determined to teach and train this dog to walk by himself. 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 reward for him to stand up and jump around.
Even 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 just attracts all the people around him. He is now becoming famous on the international scene. He has appeared on various newspapers and 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 one will feel better if one changes their point of view. --


Dani said...

Very cool, Nancy and amazing!

nancy huggins said...

If I had a lot of money I would buy a place with acres and have a building built and give a home to all unwanted dogs (except real mean ones )

Elizabeth McQuern said...

That made me cry. How sweet.

~SkullBlossom~ said...

Thank you for posting that story. I am going to bring my students to my computer one by one to show them Faith! I am in tears, what beautiful souls are Faith and his owner.

RedMidnightSun said...

Hi nancy, I loved that story, its nice to know that even animals dont give up. instead they encourage faith and strength to those who sorround them.