They say necessity is the mother of invention. Perhaps it’s also the mother of evolution as we see in the case of the two legged dog Faith.
LOS ANGELES – For several years, Jude Stringfellow and her Lab-chow mix have toured the country with a simple message: Faith walks.
Born without front legs to a junkyard dog around Christmas 2002, Faith the puppy was rejected and abused by her mother. She was rescued by Reuben Stringfellow, now an Army E-4 specialist, who had been asked to bury other puppies in the litter.
“Can we fix her? Stringfellow, then 17, asked his mom. “No, but maybe we can help her,” she said.
So Reuben turned Faith over to his mother, English professor Jude Stringfellow. At first the family 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.
It’s like the end of Animal Farm, only it’s a happy ending and not a sign of Stalinist evil.