The right Puppy Size

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  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    This is one of the neatest stories you will ever hear. You will know
    precisely what this little girl is talking about at the end (you'll want
    to share this one with your loved ones and special friends)!

    "Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to
    this animal shelter at least five ti mes. It has been weeks now since we
    started all of this," the mother told the volunteer.

    "What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.

    "Puppy size!" replied the mother.

    "Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."

    "I know...we have seen most of them," the mom said in frustration..

    Just then Danielle came walking into the office.

    "Well, did you find one?" asked her mom. "No, not this time," Danielle
    said with sadness in her voice. "Can we come back on the weekend?"
    The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed

    "You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there's
    always a supply," the volunteer said.

    Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. "Don't
    worry, I'll find one this weekend," she said.

    Over the next few days both mom and dad had long conversations with her.

    They both felt she was being too particular. "It's this weekend or we're
    not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration.

    "We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom
    added.

    Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday
    morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the
    section that housed the smaller dogs.

    Tired of the routine, mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of
    the first row of cages. There was an observation window so you could see
    the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted.

    Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take
    a closer look One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each
    one.

    One by one she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."

    It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup.

    The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up the
    dog and held it closely. This time she took a little longer.

    "Mom, that's it! I found the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!" she
    screamed with joy. "It's the puppy size!"

    "But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the
    last few weeks," Mom said.

    "No not size... the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she
    said.

    "Don't you remember? When I asked you one day what love is, you told me
    love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger
    the sighs!"

    The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know
    whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she did
    a little of both.

    "Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home
    from work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the
    right puppy if it sighed when I held it in my arms," she said.

    Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, "Mom, he loves
    me. I heard the sighs of his heart!"

    Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you
    sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress
    of a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air
    on a hot day.

    They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will be
    surprised at what you hear. "Life is not measured by the breaths we
    take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

    May each of you feel and hear the sighs of God...
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for a Lovely story Patricia. Never looked at it that way.
     

  3. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Beautiful story; thanks so much.