A farmer had several puppies for sale. He displayed a sign advertising the four puppies, and was about to nail it to a post on the side of his yard when he noticed a tug on his overalls. He looked down and to see a little boy.
‘“Mister,” he started, “I want to buy one of your puppies.”
“Well,” stated the farmer, while he rubbed the sweat off on his neck, “These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.”
The boy lowered his head just for an instant. Then reached into his pocket, he brought out a few coins and showed it to the farmer.
“I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?”
“Sure,” said the farmer. And then he whistled. “Here, Dolly!” he called.
Right from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly, accompanied by four little furballs. The little kid shoved his face against the chain link fence, his eyes lit up with happiness. As the dogs ran their way to the fence, the kid spotted something else around the doghouse.
Slowly, one more little fluffball came out. This particular one was tinier and down the ramp it slid. Then in a a bit of a clumsy way, the tiny puppy started hobbling towards the others, doing its very best to catch up…‘
‘“I want that one,” the kid said, motioning toward the pup.
The farmer went down on his knees at the boy’s side and explained, “Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.”
Because of that the little boy moved away from the fence, reached down, and started folding up one leg of his trousers. With that he uncovered a steel brace on both of his legs connecting itself to a specifically designed shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he explained, “You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.”
In tears, the farmer grabbed the little puppy and gave it to the little kid.
“How much?” inquired the little boy.
“No charge,” the farmer said, “There’s no charge for love.”
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