Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

A Little Bit of Faith Goes A Long Way


This story was emailed to me this morning and it absolutely touched my heart.

This dog was born on Christmas Eve 2002. *He was born with 2 legs. 
He could not walk when he was born.

His mother did not want him, because he was different than the rest of her beautiful pups.

       A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way
His first owner did not think that he could survive and was thinking of 'putting him to sleep'. But, he was blessed when he met Jude Stringfellow, who fell in love with him and took him under her wing.

She was determined to teach this precious little dog to walk by himself.

So she named him 'Faith'.

A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way 
In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement.

She used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure to reward him for standing up and jumping around.

A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way

Jude's other dog encouraged Faith to walk by himself.

Amazingly, after only 6 months, with the love and devotion given to this sweet, determined little animal, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward.

After further training in the snow, he began to walk like a human being.

A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way
Faith loves to take walks now.

No matter where he goes, he attracts a crowd of people.

A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way

He is quickly becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared in various newspapers and on 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.

A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way
His owner, Jude Stringfellow has given up her teaching job and has plans to take him around the world to show that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul.

With determination, anything is possible.

A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way
In life there are always obstacles that we must overcome. 

Faith overcomes them everyday. 

A Little Bit of Faith Goes a Long Way
We should each be thankful for every day set before us.

Faith is the continual demonstration of the strength and the wonder of life.

Faith's owner is hoping that her story will be spread across the world.  So, we can all have a little bit of Faith and see that nothing is impossible, especially when someone believes in you!  Love goes a long way! 

*FOOTNOTE: I wanted to do additional research on Faith, as I was so taken with the story of this woman that chose to adopt this helpless little pup. It seemed to me she looked like a little girl dog. I did find that Faith is a female dog. And, she was actually born with 3 legs, the front one was deformed, so it had to be removed.



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Comment balloon 8 commentsMirela Monte • October 13 2009 11:32PM



That's just amazing.

Very inspirational.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

It means alot to see stuff like this.

We all need a little bit of faith these days.

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 10 years ago

Love goes a long way!   That said it all.  It is truely inspirational.

Posted by Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team (Elite Home Sales Team OC) over 10 years ago

Thanks for re-blogging this.  It's FAITH promoting.  I've re-blogged it, too.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 10 years ago

Terrific story of Faith, and perseverance we all have experienced some form of sticking to what we know we can accomplish...this is a prime example that success can be achieved with continued efforts.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

Mirela-What an incredible story about FAITH, I will have to show this to my kids, Thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

I just love that story Mirela... how sweet ...

Posted by Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES (Intracoastal Realty Corp) over 10 years ago

Hi Mirela, This is such a heartwarming and incredible story. It shows that with love and devotion that anything is possible!  Thanks for the reblog.

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 10 years ago

This post warms my heart! Love it love it love it! All animals should have a chance for a good life.

Thank you Jude!

Posted by Colleen Cooley, CRS - Jupiter Florida (The Corcoran Group) over 10 years ago