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    A Touching Story

    A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 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 in 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 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."

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    Awe I have read that before, although it was a slightly different version, it's still wonderful!

    Thank you

    And by the way, Malone is SOOOOOO cute! Give him labbie kisses for me, please

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    oh wow, i loved that story!

    “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running
    from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you.
    I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
    - Jack Kerouac; On The Road

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    Love the story every time I read it.

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    Awww..... so nice. . Thanks for posting

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    Awww, That is a very cute story!!

    I wonder, did the farmer give the dog to the little boy?

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    Great doggie bedtime story!!! And Mr. Malone is SO cute! My Labbie girl Star is drooooooooooooling!

    Star,Tigg'r , Mollie and the10 Gallon Gang!

    And my Rainbow Bridge Furangles...Jingles, Cody, Fritz, Chessa, Satin, Buddy, Lizzie, Oliver, Squeaker, Moonbeam, Rosie, Ruby~

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    Malone is such a flirt he's sending doggie kisses to Star...

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    I really like that story, I'd never heard it before. And Mister Malone is very handsome.
    I've been Defrosted!

    Thanks for the great signature Kay!

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