Faith the Dog
Hey everyone! Faith is really getting her groove on now. She's being fitted for a new harness type apparatus by Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics in Oklahoma City, so she can possibly lean down and put her weight on the harness when she wants to go for a walk; and possibly when she needs to do her business.
We're trying it out, and feel that Hanger is the BEST in the business. They are really very very good.
At Hanger, Faith met Royal Marine Commando Mark Ormrod, a triple amputee from the Afghanistan war. He's so wonderful, and as a motivational speaker now, he and I are hoping to work together.
Hanger is the same group that created the prosthetic fluke for Winter the dolphin.
Their slogan is currently "Empowering Human Potential" that may have to change - - Faith and Winter are big fans!
I'll keep you updated. Photos to come!
Hanger is located at: 4300 N. Classen Blvd, OKC, OK 73118, and their number is (405) 525-4000
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 has been using a GREAT product by Response Products called "Advanced Cetyl M, Joint Action Formula"
I wanted to let you know how she's been doing on the product so I decided to test her, keep her on the product for a while, and then let you know - - she's awesome. I'm not sure if the product has slowed down or stopped any aging process in Faith, but it has allowed her to maintain the good and healthy life that she has been living. She's 9.5 years old now, so she could and probably should, be showing a bit of age in her joints, hips, and back just as any senior dog would - but so far we don't see any problems. I have to say I'm pretty sure the Cetyl M has been working its magic on her.
The main ingredients are: cetyl myristoleate and a unique blend of esterified fatty acids. For more detailed information about Cetyl M, or how you can get some for your dog, cat, and even horses...write to: and/or go to the website at: www.responseproducts.com and see it for yourself.
I'm not just whistling Dixie....(it's a Southern thing)
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.
Thank you Sue Manning and Manuel Valdez of the Associated Press for interviewing me, and for coming out to Seattle (Manuel) to video Faith in her element. We are truly blessed to be a part of the news coverage this holiday season (The story breaks December 16 worldwide) - - calling Faith's work a miracle and being so kind as to let the world know she is working hard to see as many soldiers as she can means a great deal to us. Faith's new book "FAITH WALKS" will be out around this time next year - - currently it is being marketed by our agent Ken Atchity of Atchity Entertainment International to many of the larger publishers such as Random House, Harper Collins, Penguin, Touchstone and Simon Schuster - - to be honest with you it hasn't been picked up just yet, but we feel that the love shown to Faith through the hundreds of newspapers and television stations who have already picked up the AP story - - that a publisher will soon welcome the book into their 2010 fold and you the reader will be treated to a unique and interesting book written in Faith's own quirky perspective. You have to know she sees things from her own point of view at times. Seattle based author Rudy Yuly and I are doing our best to capture Faith's stories as she relates them to us -- we're sure to find a few "dogged" details to be tongue-waggingly surprising - - it's just the way this dog is.
WITH GLAD HEARTS and songs of praise - - THANK YOU Associated Press for your love and genuine support of all Faith is trying to do for the world -- her message is just too important not to be told world wide. For more information on what Faith is doing RIGHT NOW please go to www.boardthefaithtrain.com and see for yourself how much fun this little dog really can be!! LOL
Faith will be at the PetCo off U.S. 183 in Ft. Worth, TX tomorrow from 1-3 p.m. for an adoptathon for C.A.R.E.
Faith and I were invited by Manager Sean Jobe to show up at the Ardmore, OK Chamber of Commerce "After Hours" party. This month it is being held at the Starbucks in Ardmore, OK just off I-35 and Exit 32 North. We're so excited. Faith and I have been to 574 Starbucks together - I've been to about 30-40 more than that by myself without her -- but I don't tell her. She thinks we've been to all of them and that every new one we visit has JUST been made. She's always welcomed at Starbucks! She usually walks around greeting everyone and then stands behind me while I wait in line. Now, just so you know, when we do visit the different stores Faith always wears her "Therapy Dog" vest and she's allowed in - - maybe someday every dog will have his latte, but that's not the way it is yet. Faith and I will be greeting Chamber of Commerce members today and drinking our favorite blends. She gets vanilla soy milk...I'm the coffee drinker. Because it's after 5:00 p.m. I won't be getting my usual 6-shot wet cappuccino, nope, just plain old Pike Place blend for me. Laura works at this store too - - she's going to go so she can help if they need her to.