Inspiring Doggy Story: Different is Beautiful
December 20, 2009 § Leave a comment
Faith, a lab-chow mix, was born without front legs to a junkyard dog on Christmas 2002. She was rescued by her owners Reuben and Jude Stringfellow who trained her to walk on her hind legs. She has tours around the country now inspiring many who have also lost their limbs. It’s a real sight to behold as you can see!
Here is an exert from the article.
For many, Faith brings a powerful message about overcoming adversity. “Faith has shown me that different is beautiful, that it is not the body you are in but the soul that you have,” Jill Salomon of Montreal wrote on Faith’s website.
Stringfellow will never forget a woman from New York who happened to see Faith on a street corner. She was depressed and had lost both legs to diabetes.
“She was in her wheelchair and saw us. She was crying. She had seen Faith on television. She just held her and said she wished she had that kind of courage.” Stringfellow said. “She told us: ‘I was on my way to pick up the gun.’ She handed the pawn ticket to a police officer and said she didn’t need it anymore.”