Puppies for Sale

A pet shop owner placed a sign in the window that said: “Puppies For Sale.

Soon a pretty young girl in jeans asked the store owner; “How much are you selling the puppies for?” 

 "All depends," came the reply, “anywhere from R 100 to R 500.”

The girl pulled a doubtful face and looked at what she had in her pocket. “I only have R 2.50,"  she said. “But please may I see the puppies?"

The shop owner smiled at her. He whistled and down the aisle came Phoebe, the mother, followed by five little balls of fur. One puppy lagged considerably behind.

The young girl noticed at once and pointing to the runt of the litter, said; "That is the puppy that I want to buy!"

The shop owner explained that the veterinarian had examined it and declared that the leg was lame, so he would always limp. "Look, if you really want him, I’ll just give him to you,” said the store-owner, with a shrug.

But the girl seemed upset and displeased. Looking up  indignantly at the store owner, she said; “I don’t want you to give him to me! That puppy is worth every bit as much as all the others and I’ll pay full price for him. Please may I give you R 2.50 now, and 50 cents every month until I have him paid for?”

The shop owner tried to reason her out of it saying, “You really don’t want to buy this puppy. He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the others could.”

But then the young girl reached down and rolled up one trouser leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace. “Well,", she replied, "I don’t run so well myself, and this little puppy will need someone who understands!”

There are  three stellar qualities expressed by the little girl in this story:

  • Empathy:  She could identify with the limping puppy because of her own disability and understood the challenges the puppy might face.
  • Compassion: realizing why the puppy was being overlooked and unwanted she found a way to give it a loving home.
  • Understanding: She could relate to the struggles of having a physical limitation and knew how to handle he puppy because of her own experiences. 

    In essence, the girl saw herself in the puppy. She knew it wouldn't be able to run and play like the others, but understood that it still deserved a loving home and companionship. This allegory will rouse many emotions. What did it tell about you? Is there someone you need to understand better?

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    1 comment

    in life we all run at a different pace so who is so perfect that they have the right to decide who is, not the fastest, but the best


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