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Thread: Someone who understands.

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    Boolit Master Grmps's Avatar
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    Someone who understands.

    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

    With that, the little boy stepped back from the fence,
    reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his

    In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down
    both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made

    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

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    xs11jack's Avatar
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    O'Fallon, Mo.
    That one put a tear in my eye. Thanks for the post. Many years ago a good friend of ours came over one day and showed us a tiny German Shepard puppy and said "If you don't take him he will die. Well, we took him, the runt of the litter and he grew up to be 62 lbs of love and protection. I have had a few dogs but this one was the dog of a life time. I certainly would like to see him in Heaven.
    Ole Jack
    "'Necesity' is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of Tyrants: it is the creed of slaves."
    William Pitt, 1783
    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we faulter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln.

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    Boolit Master

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    Wow, thanks for that.....

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    Boolit Master

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    Nice Heartfelt post!

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    Boolit Master
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    As xs11jack said, sure brought a tear to my eye. That will be a very loved dog.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Right on, love it.

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    Boolit Master tigweldit's Avatar
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    N.E. Wisconsin
    Tears to both eyes. That is a great story. Thank you.

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    Boolit Master woodbutcher's Avatar
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    LaFollette Tn
    Great post.Thank you.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    People never lie so much as after a hunt,during a war,or before an election.
    Otto von Bismarck

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    Gonna go to bed now with tears in my eyes and have to explain to my wife why I'm crying. It's a **** shame dogs dont live longer. Good night.

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    munising Michigan
    thanks from another dog lover.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

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    Boolit Master
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    MI (summer) - AZ (winter)
    That one puts a tear in your eye and made me reach for the kleenex! A great story and a nice way to start the day . . . a reminder to us all that everyone needs love. Being a dog person, it reminded me of my Bassett hound I had - she was a real sweetheart but had bad legs due to rickets - I didn't care she was a slow runner - she went everywhere with me. She loved to go on fire runs - every time I hit the siren, she'd sit up and howl out the window.

    Thanks for a great post!

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    Boolit Master Boaz's Avatar
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    Dec 2013
    Grmps........Thank you .
    No turning back , No turning back !

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    My first dog Misty was the runt of the litter. But when they all ran out after mom Misty waddled out behind them, saw me, came over and peed on my foot then sat there and stared at me. She picked me, I didn't pick her. She was the smartest lab I ever owned.

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