Puppies for Sale

A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that
read “Puppies For Sale.”
Signs like that have a way of attracting small
children, and sure enough, a little boy appeared under the store owner’s
“How much are you going to sell the puppies for?” he asked.

The store owner replied, “Anywhere from $30 to $50.”
The little boy reached in his pocket and
pulled out some change. “I have $2.37,” he
said. “Can I please look at them?”
The store owner smiled and whistled and
out of the kennel came “Lady”, who ran down
the aisle of his store followed by five teeny,
tiny balls of fur.
One puppy was lagging considerably behind.
Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging,
limping puppy and said, “What’s wrong with that
little dog?”

The store owner explained that the veterinarian
had examined the little puppy and discovered it didn’t have a hip socket.
It would always limp and always be lame.

The little boy became excited. “That is the puppy
that I want to buy.”
The store owner said, “No, you don’t want to
buy that little dog. If you really want him,
I’ll just give him to you.”

The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight
into the store owner’s eyes, pointing his finger,
and said, “I don’t want you to give him to
me. That little dog is worth every bit as much as
all the other dogs and I’ll pay full price.
In fact, I’ll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents
a month until I have him paid for.”

The store owner countered, “You really don’t want
to buy this little dog.  He is never going to be able
to run, jump and play with you like the other

To his surprise, the little boy reached down
and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted,
crippled left leg supported by a big metal
brace.  He looked up at the store owner and softly replied,
“Well, I don’t  run so well myself and the little
puppy will need someone who understands!”

We ALL need someone who understands!

I cry everytime I read this, may God bless the unknown author! Then my mind remembers this, How much is that Doggie in the window?


About Judy Hansen

I have lived in many cities in the US and even lived in Calgary,Alberta Canada. But I always seem to end up where my life began in Toledo, Ohio. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and I'll be your best friend!
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