I wish I could say I wrote what you are about to read, but, it has been around for a while now. Considering that next week is Friendship Week, I thought I would introduce this to those of you who have NOT seen it, and use this as a reminder for everyone else that love has no boundries.
A farmer was tacking a sign at the end of the road that read, “Puppies for Sale.” Well, signs like that have a way of attracting small children, and sure enough a little boy appeared in front of the farmers door. With his big brown eyes flashing at the farmers face he asked, “How much are you going to sell the puppies for?”
The farmer replied, “anywhere from $30 to $50.” The little boy reached into his pocket and with downtrodden eyes, pulled out some change. “I only have 37 cents” he said, “May I please at least LOOK at them?” With a wide smile, the farmer let out a whistle and said, “Come on out Lady, come on girl.” Lady, the mother, ran down the along the fense 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 farmer explained that the veterinarian after examining the little puppy, she discovered that it didn’t have a hip socket. It would always walk with a limp, and be lame.
The little boy became excited. “That is the puppy I want to buy.” The farmer said, “No, you don’t want to buy that little dog. He is slow, and would never be any good to you.”
He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies.” 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 farmer and softly replied, “Well, I don’t run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands.”
Moved by compassion. the farmer looked into the boy’s eyes and said, “Son, I can see where you and Balewolf will make a good team, and with that, he handed the pup to the boy and said, “here, he’s yours, take good care of him.”
Just a quick thought to all my friends who are still active and respond. Remember to cherish those you care for, for without love, and friendship, we are just Human beings floating on an empty piece of ice on a sea of lonliness.
I want to take this opportunity to tell each and every one of you that I sincerely appreciate your support, and your loyality, but most important of all…Your Friendship.