Lemonade’s A Good Thing…

…and I LIKE it!

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I got an email from my brother Johnny today, entitled, “When Life Gives You Lemonade…Dedicated To All Pet-Lovers.” Of course, since I love dogs, lemonade, and all things inspirational, I thought I must share. Below is part of the message I received:

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This is ‘Faith’

This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 3 legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which needed to be amputated.

He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him.

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His first owner also did not think that he could survive. Therefore, he was thinking of ‘putting him to sleep’.
By this time, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him.
She was determined to teach and train this dog to walk by himself. Therefore she named him ‘Faith’.

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In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfing board to let him feel the movements.

Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him to stand up and jump around..

Even the other dog at home also helped to encourage him to walk. Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his 2 hind legs and jump to move forward.

After further training in the snow, he now can walk like a human being.

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Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he just attracts all the people around him.
He is now becoming famous on the international scene. He has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows.
There is even one book entitled ‘With A Little Faith’ being published about him.

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**I say it’s always good to be reminded…of how to make lemonade! 😉

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**P.S. I discovered Faith’s official website, here. The book, entitled, “With A Little Faith,” can be found over here.



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3 Responses

  1. I remember seeing a video clip on “Faith” about a year ago. I love to hear about people and animals that are able to overcome what we think of as handicaps. Thanks for sharing.

    Hey Carol, Blessings to you! 🙂

  2. what a cool story! I’m gonna have to share it with my boys — they love “all things animals”!

    How’s your summer going?

    julie

    • Hi Julie! Hope your boys enjoy this story too!

      Well, we’ve had some ups and downs so far this summer, but that’s life, huh?! 🙂

      The kids are almost done w/ their t-ball and softball stuff. Next week we have Vacation Bible School. We’ve got a few 4-H things planned for the summer, and we’ll probably be “hanging out” with my nieces a lot. (They’re out from public school, and their mom is working.)

      What about you and yours?

      As always, great hearing from you and God Bless! 🙂

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