Photo from: Faith The Dog's Website
A few months ago, I first learned of Faith. She was found as a puppy by the son of her owner. Her mother was in the process of terminating her life because she thought Faith wouldn't be strong enough to feed. Reuben, who was 17 years old, took Faith to his mom, Judy Stringfellow.
This dog had three legs, but the front leg was severely deformed and was starting to atrophy. There was no doubt that the leg would have to be removed at 7 months of age. The doctor removed her front leg and she was taught to move around on her hind legs. Her owners who are very religious, always believed that this dog would be able to adjust. Sure enough, this little dog has surpassed their expectations.
These days, Faith doesn't notice the difference. As far as she's concerned, she is just like any four-legged dog. She has made appearances at the Walter Reed Memorial Hospital to help veterans recovering from the war. She's appeared on various television shows like Oprah and Today. She travels around the country to inspire the lives of many people.
What Lies AheadIn addition to her planned public appearances, this dog will be releasing a book called "Faith Walks", has a radio show called "Aboard the Faith Train" and has a special plush toy from Cher Marketing. All proceeds from the plush toy sales will benefit C.A.R.E. in the Great Strawn, Texas community.
Dogs like Faith show us how truly precious and incredible life can be. If you would like to learn more about this extraordinary creature, you can visit her websites:
Faith the Dog
Board The Faith Train (This website shows how Faith has inspired many of her fans.)
Let's Discuss!Have you've ever met a dog similar to Faith? Has there been a dog that has totally inspired you?
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