“The shop owner put a sign over his door that read: ‘Puppies for sale.’
The store owner responded, ‘Anywhere from $ 30 to $ 50.’
The little boy pulled the change out of his pocket. ‘I have $ 2.37,’ he said. ‘May I have a look at them?’
The shop owner smiled and whistled. Out of the kraal came out Lady, who came down from her shop followed by five small balls, of wool.
One puppy was far behind. Soon the little boy picked up the failing puppy, limped and said, ‘What’s wrong with that puppy?’
The shop owner explained that the veterinarian had examined the little puppy and found that it had no buttocks. It would always be lame. It will always be disabled.
The little boy became excited. ‘That’s the puppy I want to buy.’
The shop owner said, ‘No, you don’t want to buy that dog. If you really want him, I’ll just give him to you. ‘
The boy was very angry. He looked straight into the eyes of the store owner, pointed to his finger, and said;
‘I don’t want you to give it to me. That little dog is the most important of all the other dogs and I will pay the full price. In fact, I’ll give you $ 2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until I pay him back. ‘
The store owner said, ‘You really don’t want to buy this dog. He will never be able to run and jump and play with you like other puppies. ‘
To her surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pants leg to expose his twisted, paralyzed left leg, supported by a large brace. He looked up at the shop owner and replied calmly, ‘No, I’m not running so well, and the little puppy will need someone who understands!’ ”
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