Saturday, November 10, 2012


I could not resist sharing this story with you all.

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.
He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and
set about nailing it to a post on the edge of
his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the
post, he felt a tug on his overalls.

He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat
off the back of his neck, "These puppies come
from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."

The boy dropped his head for moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

"I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran
Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain
link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up...

"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup.

Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.

"How much?" asked the little boy... "No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

Show your friends how much you care.


Punam said...

Uncle Jack, I have shivers in my spine reading this story. Thank you for sharing. It is touching.

RiĆ  said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this Uncle Jack!!

Oldfox004 said...

how are you doing uncle? sweet story..i like it a lot:)

Furree Katt said...

Aww, this was very sweet. Thank you for sharing! :)

Ann said...

Aww.. that's such a sweet story.. Really, we need someone who understands and I'm thankful to God that I'm blessed with people who understand me and are there for me..

Sabi Sunshine said...

Beautiful Story :) Loved it

Ellen said...

Truly this is one of the most wonderful stories running through the internet. I'm glad that you brought it here to your worthy page. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings!

Jack said...


Do you remember an old song - APNE LIYE JIYE TO KYAA JIYE, TUN JEE AI DIL ZAMAANE KE LIYE. Take care


Thanks for appreciating it. Take care


I am fine. I am glad you liked this one. Take care


I am happy that you liked it. Take care

Jack said...


I am so glad that you have people who are there for you. You can count on me too. Take care


I am so glad to see you here and also that you liked this one. Take care


When I read it I felt that this must be shared. Take care

Meera Sundararajan said...

Very touching!!! Empathy is something that should be felt by all

Roshni AaMom said...

That is a very sweet story! Thank you for sharing and happy Diwali!

Jack said...


I am so glad to see you here and also that you liked this one. Take care


Welcome to my space. Hope to have your valuable views in future also. Thanks for appreciative views on this one. Take care

Veena said...

lovely sentiments...

Jack said...


So nice to see you here. Thanks for such kind views. Take care

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