A little boy finds himself the perfect best friend

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, “Can I please buy one of your puppies.”

Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off his face, “These puppies come from fine parents and cost a a lot 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 fifty 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.”  - Unknown Author

Advertisement

You Might Also be Interested in:

For dog lovers, there are few things in life quite as exciting as a new puppy. Planning and preparat
On the 15th of November 2015, Johannesburg will yet again host the spectacular annual event, the 947
Toys.  Today we look at a few tips on how to get the correct toys for your pets.  Getting the right
Deworming your pet is an important part of its regular health regime. Even if pet owners take good c
Savvy Dog Reflective Safety Pet Gear South Africa
This week we feature Savvy Dog Reflective Pet Gear. Every Friday we will be giving away a prize to a
Poo'llution – the importance of scooping the poop, dieregesondheid, animal health, pet insurance, diere versekering, troeteldierversekering suid afrika, south Africa, Pet Health Care, pet care health, petcarehealth, pethealthcare, ask the vet, dieremaniere, animal behaviour, sick animals, siek diere, honde, katte, cats, dogs, veterinary advice, dog walks, dog events, pet wellness, kitten care health, pet care health insurance, pet insurance health, pet care news, pet health care questions, pet care health c
The non-scoopers will often say that dog poo is “organic”, “biodegradable” and “natural”. This is f