PUPPIES FOR SALE

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by don3778, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    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 little boy.


    'Mister,' he said, 'I want to buy one of your puppies.'


    '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 a 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 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.



    don3778
     
  2. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    That was good thanks for the eye opener
     

  3. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    Thanks Richard,

    Glad you liked it. This one was of particular interest to me because I also wore a brace on my leg till I was about 12 years old.

    don3778
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I probably should have waited to read this one at home! Almost brought a tear:roll_eyes:...Thanks don that is a good story.
     
  5. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    thanks for sharing don, that was a good one... :roll_eyes:
     
  6. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    I like that one it will make a tear come to your eye. Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Great Post. Very touching and so true.Thanks.
     
  8. wareagle

    wareagle New Member

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    I have heard this before and it gets to me every time.
     
  9. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    thanks brother, reps to you for that. made my day
     
  10. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    That has always been a good one, love reading again.
    :big_smile:
     
  11. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    An oldie, but certainly a great one!
     
  12. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    Great Story,Thanks for sharing .
     
  13. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Thats just some dirt in my eye, give me a moment.
     
  14. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    makes my day too. Thanks Don for sharing that with us!! lol.:smile2:
     
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    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  16. Catgirl

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    :cry: Thanks Don. I had a tiny runt in one of my litters way back when; didn't think he would survive. He did though.....called him Mole as long as he was here, because he would dig under the other pups to get to mama. He managed amazingly well at only half the size of the biggest ones. When I advertised the litter, a lady came to see them with her little boy. A tiny l'il boy. He was five, but only looked to be about 3; had been born prematurely with some health problems. He took right up with Mole, never even played with the other pups. His mom asked me if I would take a lesser amount for Mole, and I did. They were my first customers, and Mole was the first pup to find a good home. Sometimes the little things are the most special.
     
  17. gonecatn

    gonecatn New Member

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    What a great story. It never ceases to amaze me how just a post on this forum can bring back a memory or evoke an emotion you had not thought of in awhile. I wonder if he named the pup Forest? :)
     
  18. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Don, thanks for another good one!
     
  19. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Good Post:cool2:, to cover up the tears