Faith is featured on page 33 of the September 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE of Dog Fancy. She's one of 5 Mutts who rose to fame. Get your copy on stands soon, and be sure and tell everyone that you LOVE FAITH!! Thanks Nikki Moustaki of Dog Fancy! Special thanks to Anthony Tortoriello who took the photos for the magazine back in 2008, but he was not given proper credit in the magazine. For this I am sad, we believe all photographers and artists deserve credit for their work. Anthony's work can be found at www.atortphotography.com
"FAITH WALKS" a memoir about Faith the Dog is NOW available online at this address: FAITH WALKS It will also be available online at www.iuniverse.com and through Ebook format as well as a printed book version. $18.95 for a limited time at www.iuniverse.com and $9.99 for the Ebook download. (Kindle available)
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"FAITH WALKS" tells the entire story of Faith's life from an almost impossible beginning to her greatest and most wonderful achievements. She has stood on her own two legs for years demonstrating that faith in ones own self is so very powerful - - her message that you don't have to LOOK perfect to be perfect is threaded throughout the book. PLEASE spread the word!!
If you are someone who pre-ordered the book I will be sending you an e-mail in the next few days to let you know - - but you can order it directly from iUniverse here.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support and love. This book is destined to be a Best Seller and is now being "courted" by several traditional publishers. I hope to have it listed with a traditional publisher by October 1, 2011.
Faith was asked to be in the 4th movie of the Harry Potter series. I was thrilled of course, and couldn't get my mind wrapped around how we would do that since it was being filmed shortly and she was not ready to travel overseas. At the time she was not as travel-savvy as she is today and I didn't have a passport, and Faith wasn't given the overseas shots and quarantine by-pass papers, so it looked as if the idea was a bust.
Then another idea came up through the pike - - she could film here, and they could edit her in. (Have you seen the MAGIC those people do with special effects?) Anyway, time passed, the crew and production people didn't work out the details as needed, and poor Faith did not get to play the role of a lifetime: She was going to be a little dog that was created when Cedric dropped his wand in the middle of the first challenge of the Goblet of Fire. The wand hit a stone and the incantation he called out was slightly altered. FAITH was to be the alteration! Faith would have been a wonderful addition to the film and though it was not that way in the book - she would have been the star for sure! Maybe that's why they didn't go forth with the idea, they were afraid she would steal the scene! (Just saying)
Faith went her way and the great cast and crew of the Harry Potter series went their way. Today her image was sent via satellite to the crew and cast when they were at the premiere having a rest. The cast loves Faith and I was personally told by Rupert's assistant that he truly would have loved to have met Faith. She was written about in his local paper in Hertfordshire, England, and his mum is also a big fan of my little yellow dog. I am told.
Faith the Dog inspires many to persevere, find hope
The fact of the matter is, all one needs in the new year is a little Faith.
The article includes a review of the book Faith Alone. Despite several minor factual errors in the article, the meaning and message of hope and love shines true.
We're hoping that Faith and Laura will be able to film a television show for the Japanese TV production company Zippy. We're told it will be a variety show, but Faith will be visiting elderly Japanese patients in either a hospital or a nursing home, Faith loves working with and visiting elderly people so this should be a very good experience for her. Because I am going to be working full time Laura will be talking on camera and handling Faith as she is filmed. Infact, Laura has been doing most of the shows with Faith this Spring and will continue to work with her.
Thanks so much for following Faith. As she goes on other trips you can see her progress at www.boardthefaithtrain.com
The book I am writing about Faith is in the hands of a great publisher in NYC. We hope to announce their name to you soon. When the book is released Faith, Laura, Caity, and I will go to at least 6 maybe more military bases and do book signings. That should be closer to December, but the announcement of the publishers name is coming soon! Look forward to a cartoon version of Faith's life in the future too - - she's just a busy girl.
The REALLY exciting news right now is the Puppy Faith plush toy that is out and available at www.chermarketing.com for $14.99 plus shipping and handling.
You'll have to write to Cheryl or Norma at Cher Marketing for the total cost, but I think I paid $5.00 or so for one to be mailed to me, for a total of about $20. International rates are higher of course.
It's very cute, very cuddly, and way too sweet to pass up. I'm thinking everyone I know will be getting one for their birthday, Christmas or anniversary!! She's adorable.
Seattle author Rudy Yuly and I have come up with the actual title of the definitive book we're writing together about Faith. It will be titled "Faith Walks". We've given the proposal to our agent Ken Atchity and are now just waiting to hear from the publishers.
The book will be out around this time next year, so look for updates every quarter or so to let you know who picked it up, and what to expect. We know that it will be about 190-220 pages. We know it will be told in Faith's point of view. We know it will be heartwarming, fun, crazy at times, and friendly so that everyone in the world can read it and enjoy it. Faith loves everyone unconditionally - and the book will reflect that type of acceptance, and what we as humans can learn from her regarding the way we tolerate and accept others around us. If there's one thing I've personally learned from Faith it is to let the world know you love them - - one smile at a time.
Faith's in her office under the bed now going over the proposal as it is - - of course making changes, but the facts will remain steadfast in the words of Rudy and I as we try our best to relate her stories to you soon. Thanks for your love and support. Oh, and of course there will be PICTURES!! Anthony Tortoriello will be our official book photographer! Of course!