Ek weet nie of julle al hierdie gesien het nie, maar dit het nogal aan my hart geraak. Ek dink ek het erens ‘n TV program gesien oor Faith, maar vir die wat nie weet nie, hier is sy merkwaardige storie:
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. Of course he could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him.
His first owner also did not think that he would 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. 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 helped to encourage him to walk.
Amazingly, after only 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 can now 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 becoming famous on the international scene. He has appeared in various newspapers and on TV shows. There is even a book entitled “With a little faith” being published about him. He was even considered to appear in one of the Harry Potter movies.
Jude has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to teach 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 to 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 strenght of life!”