Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Someone Who Understands

This story is here, just because I really like it. It doesn’t have to be true, because there are many people just like this in the world, and they are true.  Some read this Blog….

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 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 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.

Hey it is Christmas, things like this actually happen.

Thanks for coming by,

Nite Shipslog


I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

-- Will Rogers






betty said...

I've seen this before, but it always bring tears to my eyes! Great story to share this Christmas season, Jack! Hope you and Sherry have a great day!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is a great story for the Christmas season. There is no charge for love and it's the Reason for the Season! Hope you are settled in your new site today and the weather continues to be good for you. Snow is on the way here they say. BrrrChill!

Fred Alton said...

I love that story, Jack! Yes, the world is full of people who need someone to just understand their heart. I think that, at times, we all need that. And yes, the price of love is just that big. May the Lord smile down on you and Sherry with His everlasting love today.

~mel said...

This is a great story no matter the season. Thanks for sharing it with us :) Love the little Will Rogers P.S. ~ how true!LOL


Wonderful story. Perfect for this season. brought tears to the eyes, Jack. And memories. I had a beagle given to me at Christmas. My brother and I named her Holly Tinsel. She was the runt of the litter but was feisty and sweet. Take care.

Lucy said...

You did it Jack. You made a perfect entry and you made me cry.

Anonymous said...

If I would not know life, I wouldn't have believed it.

Please have you all a good Thursday.

Cher' Shots said...

love it ~ love you both
'love & hugs from afar'

Amelia said...

That is such a sweet story. Yes, there are kind people out there.

Paula said...

Read this before but always worth reading again.

Ken Riches said...

Love this message.