Faith's owners set record straight
September 13, 2004 at 11:24 PM ET
HPANA (via Tip)
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The family that owns the dog everyone's talking about wants to clear the air about recent news involving their beloved pet.
Faith, a dog that stands upright on its sole two hind legs, has been getting a lot of attention after it was revealed the family has been in talks with Warner Bros. about a possible appearance by Faith in a future Harry Potter movie.
Owner Jude Stringfellow, of Oklahama, wrote in to HPANA:
Faith is really cool, and we're really excited about all of the attention she is receiving right now because of the various world-wide announcements about her possibly being in a HP movie. I wanted to clarify a few things:
- We're in the process of negotiations and talks concerning Faith. They aren't finished with the film at this point. When I was shown photos of the areas [in which] they're filming the tournament I asked if it was being wrapped up, they said not yet. I was told that they still had time to write Faith into GoF since it had not be wrapped. We wouldn't even have to go to the UK because several parts of Missouri and Arkansas look remarkably like the tournament areas shown to me. They could film Faith here in the States and do a really good patch-job in the editing room without any problems.
- Faith was born without her right leg and her left leg was removed last summer when it became a health problem. It was born attached, but upside down, backward, and the veins were not producing normally. It literally died and would have been a real problem for her if we left it attached.
- Faith is NOT being exploited for $$. Believe me, if she didn't love running, jumping, hopping, eating, and chasing things we wouldn't allow her to be in a movie or video. Faith absolutely loves making people happy. She's a little shy at first, but warms up rather quickly.
- My daughter Laura, the red-headed one, is in love with Rupert, so being on the set would be fun for her as well.
THANKS... Faith's new site is going to be: www.faiththedog.net and will be available in a few days.
While the new site is being prepared, you can browse Faith's old site. The family will be featured in September's National Geographic for Kids and Jude tells us they're flying to Hollywood to film a segment on Entertainment Tonight. Faith has her own personal attorney and photojournalist, and even has a book written about her that's waiting for a publisher.
Update: We've got photos! Here's one of Faith walking in July, Faith reclining on the couch, Faith on the floor, Faith on a bed, and here are the Stringfellow children: Laura (15, the one who likes Rupert Grint), Caiti (14), and Reuben (18). Thanks to Jude for all the background information and pictures.