01 May 2009

IN MEMORIAM: A Wink From Friday

Today is Friday.

Today, I posted about my dog Friday. A lot of hurt and healing. And tears. And connection.

Shortly after posting, I checked my emailbox and found this. Keep the faith!

REQUEST: If anybody would like to remember their dearly beloved dogs who have passed on--especially anybody with a dog with a disability of some sort--please leave a comment.

Or pass this along to somebody you know who has loved an extra special dog.We'll build a memorilal DOG BLOG!

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 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.
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.
He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.

His present owner Jude Stringfellew 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 the point of view from 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 Strength of Life.

A small request: All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.


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