This is called
'Faith'. His name 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 need 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 can survive.
Therefore, he was thinking of 'putting him to sleep'. By
this time, his present owner Stringfellow had 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..
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
In life there are always undesirable things. Perhaps one
will feel better if one changes the point of view from
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.
Life is the continual demonstration of the Strength of
Deborah Register. Com