22 April 2009

National Friendship Day !!!!!!!!

Makes You Stop and Think !!!!!!!!




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 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 .

It's National Friendship Week.










16 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Same to 'mew' my pal!

Fur a khat, woo aren't half bad!

Tank woo fur sharing the khool story and pikhs!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What adorable pictures!!! HAPPY NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY AND HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!

Thanks for stopping by our blog!!!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy National Friendship Day! We are so lucky to call you and your mum our friends, GJ!!

Loved the story. Of course, it made our mom get teary.

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Friendship Day to you too. You're the only cat we know.

XOXO
Happy Earth Day,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Sweet Praline said...

You brought tears to my mom's eyes with that story. Happy Friendship Day to my very special friend from across the pond.

Junior and Orion said...

That is a very sweet story!

septembermom said...

Wonderful story and adorable pictures! Happy Friendship Day to you and your mum!! Hugs from NY:)

Cat with a garden said...

Okay, now we all have watery eyes. What a pretty story and the moral is so true!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Tuck said...

That story made my mom cry...so sweet!! And the pictures are adorable!

Cliff and Olivia said...

Woofies can be interesting too. Who'd know?

Gattina said...

It's a very cute story, I had read it somewhere already.

Imagine this Taiwan guy left over 250 comments on ALL my posts since 2006 !!
It took me 2 h to delete them all !
I don't know what kind of spam it was because it was in chinese ! I thought instead of getting angry I take it with humour !

The Island Cats said...

Aw, so cute! Thanks for being our furiend!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Hello dear Ginger Jasper and mommy Carol! I have been resting well most of the day and mommy even had to wake me for my dinner and evening stitches cleansing. Last night mommy checked up on me using that clever flashlight you sent with my photos in it. It comes in so handy for that. The tiny butterfly goes so well with my other wedding pendant, I just clipped it right on there an dit looks like it was made that way. You spoil us so, we are speechless. The photo paper you used is wonderful...I have not seen this soft silk finish before. The magnetic frame is very handy for our cold box. We really like the British goldfish toy...Hunny Bunny will enjoy it too. The mommy is oohhhhing over the delicate cobweb golden wrap! She finds it to be purrrrfect to go with her gray dress she will take on the big ship to Alaska in autumn. Your mommy is so talented to make these and we are humbled to have recieved so many tokens of friendship on this special day....in return we leave our love and gratitudeXOXOXOX

Tracey and Huffle said...

Aww what a sweet story. I'm glad you're my friend Jasper!

Huffle Mawson

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Laurabfgu said...

That story made my mom cry...so sweet!! And the pictures are adorable!