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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I digress.....

Today, I am not going to talk about tri stuff, actually I am stealing a great story.  If you are a triathlete this should open your mind, if you own a dog you will appreciate  the story, if you are human and have 'those' days, this could put it into perspective.  Although is is not a human story, I have said it before, think about it, is it so bad, it could be a lot worse.  And never forget, LIVE FOR YOUR DREAMS, they are possible!!!

This dog was born on Christmas  Eve, 2002. He was born  with  2  legs and 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.
 He 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. 

Jude Stringfellow 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 beautiful day. Faith is the continual  demonstration of the strength and wonder of life


  1. Thanks for this awesome story, John

  2. Great stuff! A good reminder to do well with what you've got...