This little guy was born on Christmas Eve in 2002. Born with three legs, two healthy hind legs and one abnormal front leg (which needed to be amputated) he, of course, could not walk. His mother did not want him..
His first owner didn't think he could survive and considered having him put to sleep. His present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and decided to take care of him. She was determined to teach him to walk by himself. Because she felt, in her heart, that it was truly possible, she named him 'Faith'.
At first, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movements of the water. Later, she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and to reward him for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dogs at home helped to encourage him to walk. Amazingly, after only six months, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and jump to move forward After further training in the snow, he now walks like a human being.
Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he grabs the attention of all within sight. He's now becoming famous on the international scene an has appeared in various newspapers and TV shows. There is a book entitled With a Little Faith being published about him. He was even considered for a role in a Harry Potter movie.
Jude Stringfellow has given up her teaching job and plans to take him around the world to prove that it doesn't take a perfect body to have a perfect soul.
In life, there are always undesirable things we may be forced to live with. On the other hand, perhaps we need only change our point of view, take matters into our own hands, challenge the status quo, and turn sadness into a lot of smiles. Oh, and have a little Faith.