Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Dog Named Faith / Get ready for the 4th!

*Edit* Doh! I am sorry... All of my photos went away with bad links... That's a first! Follow this link to see The Faith Story correctly.

One fine customer of ours reminded me of this gem. I have posted a bit about it in the past. However, just in case you still haven't seen it... Here ya go, prepare to be amazed, it is one of my favorite K9 stories!

This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 2 legs - 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 could survive and he was thinking of 'putting him to sleep'. But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself. She named him 'Faith'.

In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement. Later, she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and rewarded him for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk.

Amazingly, after only six months, a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward. After further training in the snow, he could now walk like a human-being.

Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he attracts people to him. He is fast becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows. There is now a book entitled 'With a Little Faith' being published about him. He was even considered to appear in one of the Harry Potter movies.

His present owner, Jude Stringfellow, 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'.

In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to feel better you just need to look at life from another direction. I hope this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone will appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day.
Faith is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life.
Woo, serious stuff there folks! ;)

Remember, Independence Day is coming up quick! Be sure to get your reservations in now for your furry pals overnight boarding at The Fort. It's great to have your pooch boarded overnight with their canine buddies on The Fourth. It's a fun evening for them, rather than a potentionaly stressfull night of loud fireworks. Even a day of dacyare the day of, helps most dogs alleviate anxiety/excess energy, allowing them to relax more during the festivities.

Take it easy,

P.S. Ah, more 'Faith', here is some Video!

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