Puppies For Sale

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

The store owner replied, “Aanywhere 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 had discovered
it didn't’t have a hip socket. It would always
be limp. It would always be lame. The little boy
became excited. “That’s the little 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, “Your really don’t
want to buy this little dog. He is never going
to be able to jump and play with you like the
other puppies.?

To this, 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!?