Talk to your sub conscious mind - Even you can recover from a dreaded disease!!
These are the advices we hear from Human to Human.
But the question is -
Can we do the same from Human to Animal. We have seen the mother animal pull the offspring to stand up,making them to understand that they can do it.
I am not going to debate whether it is an Instinct or Intelligence.
Our intelligent machines even computers have got only the brain but not the mind that the human possesses!
We talk so much about human mind power and documented.
Can we catalyze an animal mind power – Do they first have any mind?
This is an interesting real life story of a dog who has been made to understand that She can do something when it seemed impossible.
Even her mother did not want her.
Her first owner also did not think that She could survive. Therefore, he was thinking of 'putting her to sleep'.
By this time, her present owner, Ms.Jude Stringfellow, met her and wanted to take care of her.
She was determined to teach and train this dog to walk by herself. Therefore she named her 'Faith'.
In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfing board to let her feel the movements.
Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for her to stand up and jump around.
Even the other dog at home also helped to encourage her to walk.
Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on her 2 hind legs and jumped to move forward.
Her present owner Ms.Jude Stringfellew has given up her teaching post and plans to take her around the world to preach 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.
The basic difference between animal and human anatomy is that humans have vertical upright posture and the legs and knee are formed so. but animals , like dogs have horizontal posture and fore and hind legs are formed so.
To make a dog to walk like a human involves enormous tolerance and patience and of course, cooperation from our friend. Remember it is not a circus act and it is a question of survival.
Here two minds are involved. first the man should believe that it is possible ; secondly the animal should believe that he or she can do it.
One may feel that it is nothing connected to the mind of an animal and it is simple conditioning . What is conditioning – it is a reflex registered into the brain,. Scientist Pavlov triggered the natural reflex that was existing already."Pavlov's dog" is often used to describe someone who merely reacts to a situation rather than using critical thinking. But walking upright is no way a natural behavior for an animal like dog.
Behavioral experiment on mental control have addressed this problem for several decades. The experiments dealt with overt skeletal muscular effects by guiding and shaping an animal through reinforcement,say offering the peanut butter one can succeed in shaping the voluntary muscular behavior of the animal. ( Ref. The Relaxation Response by Dr.Herbert Benson,M.D)
Whatever it may be , Whenever I think of this dog , the question comes to my mind, who really had the faith to do the impossible act? – the man or the animal or both?
Animals generally handle health problems & challenges better than we humans can handle because they have no concept of mortality.
I appreciate Ms. Jude for seeing beyond the disfigurement to see the real life in her.