Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. ..................................

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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 needed 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. 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 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 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.

12 comments:

Simply Heather said...

{tears in my eyes}

I LOVE THIS!! Such a precious heart, that woman had for such a sweet creation. God is awesome, isn't He?

Another GREAT POST!

Thanks for sharing it.

Jen said...

This is such an amazing story. I have tears in my eyes.

What a beautiful dog, beautiful person who helped him, and proof of a beautiful life.

socrates1 said...

God IS amazing.

What a testimony of faith from both the dog with the care giver and from the care giver with the dog!

Rush said...

heart warming

Tina said...

poor little guy, i thought you were cracking a joke at first, and was waiting for the punchline :0 ...

I know i have a warped mind! he seems to be a happy little fella though

Anna said...

This is so so true: 'without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul' - amazing story, thanks for sharing. Faith is everything. Anna :)

Lilly Jones said...

Such an awesome story. This dog's present owner has shown me that we can be used by God to do amazing things if only we are willing and patient. Hats off to her! And what a beautiful dog ... Faith indeed can go a long way if only we try.

Thanks for sharing this - LJ

Brosreview said...

I was directed here by Lilly Jones. A wonderful real-life story. Thanks for sharing this one. It definitely teaches us a lot. Thanks again!!!

darsden said...

Oh my what a heartfull story. I am just teary eyed reading about Faith. What a wonderful person to adopted him and trained him so. Oh, my what a blessing indeed. Great message and I needed that message :-)
I came here via Lilly Jones!

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anudivya said...

THis is a beautiful post. Here I was sitting dejected on a Friday evening, this kind of put a broader perspective on things.

Greener Bangalore said...

Hi Thank you all for your inspiring comments......