Friday, August 14, 2009


With love understanding ...and a bit of faith we can work marvels.

This is a story about a dog who was born on Christmas Eve in 2002. she was born with 3 legs - 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which needed to be amputated. Of course she couldn't walk. Her first owner also did not think that she could survive. Therefore, he was thinking of putting her to sleep..

At this time, her present owner Jude Stringfellow came into her life and wanted to take care of her. She was determined to teach and train this dog to walk by herself
She thought, all we need is a little faith. Therefore she named her 'Faith.'

In the beginning, she put Faith on a skate board to let her feel the motion - it wasn't the best solution because Faith kept falling off. Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and to reward her for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dogs at home helped to encourage her to walk. Amazingly, after only 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on her 2 hind legs and jumped to move forward. She now walks upright like a human being and brings joy to everyone who meets her.

She's a living breathing illustration on overcoming hard hands you're dealt. In life there are always hardship.

Perhaps all you really need to get over those hurdles is a little love, some hard work and ...someone to believe that you CAN do it.

Life is a continual demonstration of the power of thinking positive and having faith.

Believe in yourself.

Never lose faith.


  1. Faith just warmed my heart the first time I saw her. What an awesome pup.

  2. I had heard her story...but I had never seen her actually walking until this video. Wow! She is definitely one of my heroes too, and so is the family that stuck by her and helped her survive and learn to walk!