Boy’s Search For A Dog Ends In Generosity From A Farmer And A New Best Friend

In many litters of puppies, there’s one little nugget who’s just not as big and strong as the rest.

Typically known as the “runt,” these precious pups are often overlooked. While the larger, more active puppies clamor for human affection, runts often hang back, unsure of whether it’s okay to approach. Some even have health issues to contend with from a young age. That being said, these dogs deserve just as much love and care as the rest. The following story is proof that when it comes to man and man’s best friend, there’s a lid for every pot.

Here’s how Board of Wisdom user TheSilentForce told the story.

“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 tug on his overalls. He looked down into 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 of 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 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 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.”

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