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O/T FAITH OF A DOG

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  1. foghorn220

    foghorn220 Active Member

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    Ok this is just another email forward that people sends around but I did see the video of the dog a year or so ago and it was amazing if I find it later I will put it on here!!!


    This 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.

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    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. Therefore she named him 'Faith'.


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    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.


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    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 the Harry Potter movies.

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    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.



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    In life there are always undesirable things. Perhaps one will feel better if one changes the point of view from another direction.
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    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!!

    Ok here is a video of him below

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    Foghorn220
     
  2. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

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    Wow that's amazing! We had to have our labs rear leg removed cause of bone cancer last year at the age of 9 he's doing great.Funny how they can adapt.
     
  3. ESMDHokie

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    that's neat.
     
  4. Uncle Sam

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    Foggie......THAT was a cool thread !! Thank you for putting it on here.......Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  5. Jawhawker

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    Heartwarming :)
     
  6. Donm

    Donm Active Member

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    Think of how much more humans could accomplish if we were as adaptable as dogs. Caring and loving also. The world would be a way different place.
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    Good thread but how come all of the writing on the bottom of the pictures is in Chinese or Japanese ..? None the less its a heart warming story ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  8. atashooter

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    Good thing he ain't Korean, his name would be LUNCH.
     
  9. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

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    Foggy, that was a very nice thread! I'm getting ready to take my one 12yr old lab to the vets this afternoon, he's been pretty sick so I hope he'll be ok...We all can use a little "Faith"

    Thanks, puablo
     
  10. BRGII

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    That brought more tears to my eyes, as I woke up this morning and my 14 year old Black Lab buddy was dead. He died in his sleep. He had been happy and healthy, except weak for the last several weeks. I prayed to God that he would die in his sleep so I wouldn't have to put him down. My prayers were answered. Goodbye Bucky boy I love you. Richard
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Richard, I'm sorry to hear you lost your buddy. I agree with you, if there's such a thing as the best way, to lose your buddy. I had to have my last two best buddies put to sleep and it was a terrible time.

    Foggy, good job my friend! Hap
     
  12. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

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    Richard, sorry about your dog...know the feeling, and it's not good...just think of the great times you had together...God Bless, puablo
     
  13. W.P.T.

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    How could someone, anyone not love a dog like that or most dogs (animals) for that matter ... They depend on us and we love them for it, makes our lives a little more worth living ... Every pet I have ever had was special in someway, even if it was only to me ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  14. piranha2

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    Yeh - makes you want to try to be the man that your dog thinks you are.
     
  15. Haskins Bill

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    Touching and very amazing. Bill
     
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