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. 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, 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'.
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 aroundnow. No matter where hegoes, he just attracts allthepeople around him. He is now becoming famous on the internationalscene. He has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows. There is evenone book entitled 'With a little faith' being published about him. He was evenconsidered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.
His present owner Jude Stringfellew has given up her teaching post and plansto take him around the world to preach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul.
We may have a perfect body but never a perfect good health. All of us have health problems whether minor or serious. We are to be our own doctors. We ought to be responsible to tend to every aspects of our health before resorting to seeking professional medical help. I am a person with epilepsy. I may be a potential breast cancer patient, stroke patient,dementia patient, kidney failure patient and everything else that may happen to me. Come what may, I will deal with it positively or live with it optimistically.