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Jan 10
2011

Never Give Up: Two-legged dog brings hope to human beings

Posted by Cathy in puppy , mental health , hope , give up , faith , Dog , army

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          Walking with Faith. It’s not an easy thing to do, especially when Faith is a two-legged dog. The eight years old Labrador-Chow mix inspires hugs, smiles and even tears, hobnobs with celebrities, jet sets around the world and has even been made an honorary sergeant in the U.S. Army.

          Faith’s owner, Jude Stringfellow told us, “She’s an inspiration!” Faith, who was brown without front legs in 2002, was rescued by Stringfellow and her husband. After Stringfellow knew the fact that Faith couldn’t be fixed, she was so disappointed. However, she never gave up and Stringfellow thought they could help the dog even though she couldn’t be cured. At the beginning, they Stringfellow had to carry Faith to keep her off her chest and chin, but with peanut butter and practice, Faith learned to walk on her two hind legs. Stringfellow taught Faith to walk by luring her with spoons of peanut butter. Since then, Faith has been on “The Oprah Show” and has rubbed paws with celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Samuel L. Jackson and Ozzy Osbourne.

          Faith is also a regular at U.S. Army bases and military hospitals, lifting the spirits of wounded troops and veterans, for which she was named an honorary E-4 Army sergeant.