Let Loose The Thoughts

journal from a humble soul

He is “Faith” March 2, 2010

Filed under: Animals — lapuce @ 12:41 pm
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This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002.


He was born with 3 legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which need to be amputated.
He, 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 would survive. Therefore, he was thinking of ‘putting him to sleep’. By this time, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. She was determined to teach and train this dog to walk by himself. Therefore, she named him ‘Faith’.


In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfing board to let him feel the movements. Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him to stand up and jump around. Even the other dog at home also helped to encourage him to walk.


Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his 2 hind legs and jumped to move forward. After further training in the snow, he now can walk like a human being.

Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he just attracts all the people around him.
He is now becoming famous on the international scene. He has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows.

 

There is even one book entitled ‘With a little faith’ being published about him.
He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.

His present owner Jude Stringfellew has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to teach that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul’.

In life, there are always undesirable things.  Perhaps one will feel better if one changes the point of view from another direction.

I hope this message will bring fresh & new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone can appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day that follows.

Faith is the continual demonstration of the Strength of Life.

A small request: All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.


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Pictures of baby bats

Filed under: Animals — lapuce @ 12:29 pm
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these are baby bats…a very rare view….aren’t they cute?

 

Our Pets January 27, 2010

Filed under: Animals — lapuce @ 8:17 am
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today my cat has been meowing at me.  when i gave him food, he just stared at it, push him to a bowl of fresh water, he just sat there looking at me.  i asked, “what do you want?”, my daughter said, “dia panas la mumy, weather kan panas sekarang ni”.  i thot  it could be also.  pity our cat, full of furs, and with his weight and with this weather and with an occasional rain, it will definitely make him feels warmer and uncomfortable.  sometimes when he looked at me, i can easily know what he wants or what he wanted to say, “please shave my fur, i can’t stand it anymore” or when i mentioned to him, “tomorrow is bathing time”, he would looked straight into my eyes and then turned his back or he will pretend to sleep the whole day.

 

we always talk to our cat as though he can understand us.   people sometimes give us a one kind of look when i talk to my cat,  especially those who never has a pet.  but those who are animal lovers, they would understand.  all my neighbours are cats lover and some have more than 10 cats at home!  now and then you can hear my neighbour talking to their cats in a baby-talk tone because their cat is little kids, to them.  not to mention there are also others who use their pets as their sounding board perhaps due to a bad day, etc.

 

do pet owners really understand what their pets are saying?  i do- betul, i think i really understand them!  the thing is – most of us think our cats and dogs do understand and do have empathy.  how true is that?  do pets feel what we feel?  and, what about the ability to connect to them thought-to-thought?  okay, perhaps we know that they know what we’re saying, but are we clever enough to understand what they are saying to us?

do you know that cat has a very large vocabulary, every syllable in meow can be lengthened, shortened, used alone or in combination with one or more of the others; it can be loud or barely audible; it can be confident, angry, intimate or pitiful, depending on what the cat is trying to tell us.  when my cat is frustrated due to late food is given to him or we are late coming down to open the door for him to play in the garden, he will give us a husky long meow, and after a long day in the garden and he decided to come in, he would give a short strong meow as though someone has stepped on its tail.  i think cats will use all sorts of their meowing to teach us to understand them. i believe dogs does the same way too to communicate to their master.

at any rate, i do believe in the human-animal bond.  i do believe our pets like it when we talk to them.  when we talk in a soft voice it goes like balm soothing their ears.  if we shout at them, especially dogs, they move away with their tail in between their legs.  i don’t know how much they really understand – of the words,  but, they can sense what our mood is by our voice and our body language.  and, that’s what they respond to.  if we can do the same – learn more about what our pets feel and think, it would all be a good life, none of the pet owners or the pet itself will feel miserable.  When i see my daughter talks to our cat and he listens intently and with his face facing my daughter……i knew it that my cat understands every word we said or maybe it’s just because they like the sound of our voice……..