Saying goodbye to Faith

Faith the dog 1

Faith, the biped dog who stole many hearts since being born in 2002, passed away on September 22, 2014.  Her family says that she was increasingly uncomfortable with arthritic pain over the last few months and it was time to let her go.

I first wrote about Faith in 2011 when I was doing some research on special needs dogs.  Faith’s adoptive family taught her to walk on her hind legs, rather than heeding advice from many ‘experts’ that she be put down.  She went on to become a wonderful therapy dog and an ambassador for special needs in general.

Faith with her manager, Mike Maguire

Faith with her manager, Mike Maguire

According to her family, Faith is probably running on all fours on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.  They are accepting messages of condolence on Faith’s Facebook page.

You can read more about Faith’s inspiring story in the book by Jude Stringfellow, Faith Walks, available through Amazon.

Faith Walks

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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