Faith Walks-what a great story!

He was born Dec. 24, 2002 with only2 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 reward for him for standing up and jumping around.
Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk.
Amazingly, only after 6 months, like 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 and 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 Harry Potter movies.

His present owner Jude Stringfellew 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 & every beautiful day.
‘Faith’ is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life.

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  1. Sue on October 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    pssst….Faith is female……. : )

  2. ralf schulz on June 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    do you know Nick Vujicic? Look his Video on You tube:Betrachte dieses Video und dann dein eigenes Leben!!!-Nick Vujicic i love it . he is also a christian
    regards simone

    • Noni Bodkin on June 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Stacy, thank you for posting this amazing story of Faith and Jude! They share hope and faith as they reach out to others. Simone–thank you for your post and for sharing the link to the story of Nick Vujicic. I had not heard his testimony before and he is very inspiring! ~Noni

  3. Erin/IAm on June 19, 2012 at 6:04 am

    We all have our ‘challenges’, don’t we? And what we over-come can be our gift to others. Love the ‘theme’ Jude is using…Rock on, Faith!:)

  4. helen mausecz victoria australia on June 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Beautiful story and such a tribute to his owner for having Faith both ways !!!

  5. patsy24 on June 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm


  6. Kirsten Lathouwers on June 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I love people who see how special an animal is eventhough his/her body isn’t perfect!! To Jude: you’re an inspiration!!

  7. Amanda Accordino on June 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I remember seeing this on Oprah! here’s the video
    worth watching

  8. Emma on June 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Thats an amazing story!

  9. Paige on June 17, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I have seen this little dog before. So beautiful.

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