“He will need someone who understands”

I got this story on the email and, once I put the kleenex away, decided to share it here – because we all need someone who understands.

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.
 
He painted a sign advertising the four 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,” the little boy 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 dog house 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 dog house.
 
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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