This two-leg dog is called FAITH, born on the eve of Christmas in 2002. He could only crawl on the ground when he was born. Even his mother looked down on his deficiency and tried to kill him.
The original owner did not think Faith stood a chance of growing up. The Strongefellow family decided to adopt it to give it a chance by teaching him to ‘walk’. The name ‘Faith’ was given to him to bless him with hope and determination.
It only took 6 months for miracle to happen.
They first put Faith on a roller board to let him experience the sensation of movement. Then they started to tempt him to stand up and leap by using a spoon of peanut butter jelly as bait in front of him. The other dog at home also forced Faith to move. Faith slowly picked up the trick of balancing himself on two legs and leaping along. With more training in the snow, Faith was finally able to walk like a human being.
Faith enjoys running around, and is the center of attention wherever he goes. He becomes well known around the world, and has appeared in various TV shows and news programs. His book ‘With a little Faith’ was published. He was also once considered to act in a Harry Potter’s ‘The challenge of the Grail’.
Faith’s owner Jude Strongfellow has resigned from her teaching career so she can dedicate to taking Faith on a round-the-world entourage, to showcase to the world that one can have a perfect soul without a perfect body.
Always remember; Life often plays some cards contrary to what we wish for. But we can change our perspective to lift our life and shine.
Let’s learn to be THANKFUL for every day and live life to the fullest!
After not seeing my dog in 5 months, I skyped with him last night. My mom sent me this after we disconnected
Jeremy K has rescued many stray and abandoned cats in his life. One of them that he has built a close and special bond with was a beautiful tabby named Small C or Cici.
“He was abanadoned by someone and left behind my back door. It was not easy to feed him because he was only 2 weeks old,” said Jeremy.
Small C was very small and weak when he was found many years ago. Jeremy brought him inside his house, warmed him up and gave him food that he needed so desperately. He took care of the little kitten and fed him every 3 – 4 hours around the clock. Sometimes, he skipped sleep to make sure Small C was fed and doing all right.
“Fortunately he survived, and so did I.”
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”
The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you acquire me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me. Remember that before you acquire me.
4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, and your entertainment. I only have you.
5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.
6. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that can easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
7. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I don’t understand what you ask of me or perhaps I am not feeling well, not getting the right food, been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.
8. Take care of me when I get old, you too will grow old.
9. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say " I can’t bear to watch," or "let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier if you are there.
10. Remember, no matter what, that I love you. Unconditionally.
Here’s a video of a Chihuahua born with only two legs getting some artificial front legs to help her be even more awesome than she already is.
Humans, take notice!