Friday, April 10, 2009

Speaking of Puppies...and Easter

Yes we were speaking of puppies and dogs over at Diane's Addled Ramblings a couple of days ago, the 7th of April actually . Diane was asking for our help and suggestions on what to do about a new neighbours little dog which was obviously being neglected, she was helping in any way that she could but wanted to ask about a more permanent solution to this little dog's plight and what we thought was the right thing to do.

There were plenty of suggestion of help, I was particularly moved by Boneman's rescue of some dogs from cruelty, we all know what a kind person he is; he has taken many dogs into his care and given them a loving home. I'm sure he still pines for that boxer that came to stay for a while then left, leaving Boneman heartbroken with worry as to where it had gone and wondering was it safe.
I have done the same as I cannot condone cruelty to any living thing, whether it be a Mother in danger, an abused child or animals...they dont have a voice so we have to watch out for them and help in any way we can.

My dear friend David from 'A New Start' sent me the following story in an e-mail yesterday and I would like to share it with you, I think there is a lesson to be learned from these words.

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 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 a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy

'Mister,' he said, 'I want to buy one of your puppies.'

'Well,' said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off 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 the 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 somewhat 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.'

The world is full of people who need someone who understands

I hope you all have a lovely Easter, a time of new life and new beginnings, celebrating this religious holiday with loved ones, family and friends.

Take care and be kind to each other. ♥


Little Lamb said...

I love animals.

ANNA-LYS said...

I love little lambs ;-)

Dianne, it wasn't a video
only music, can't You hear it?

4 Your ears only;
click on the pic and
the story will revail

Happy Easter, dear!!!!

<3 <3 <3

The Phosgene Kid said...

Nice story, hope it is a true one. Both our pups are rescues, they make the best pets in my experience.

foam said...

it is a nice story. it's come my way before. it could be true. we adopted our puppy from the animal shelter. it was the wormy neglected runt of a litter of puppies. my son picked it out. he said .. 'i want that one .. the one that's over there in the corner'..
at the time he was a bit of a loner himself since he was the lone artsy type amongst peers who were all into sports that particular year.

foam said...

oh yeah ..
happy easter ..

K9 said...

how sweet a story! im sorry to tell you that we lost lisieux. i loved her as much as i could be something was very wrong and V had to put her out of her misery while i was seeing about me mom. thanks for all your kindness towards that poor little chick.

and have a happy easter! (now that i hit ya with a downer. grrherhA)

dianne said...

I love animals too Lambie my dear, you especially. ♡

dianne said...

Thanks Anna-Lys . <3

I clicked on the picture at Wondering and went to your friends website, nice photos, couldnt hear any music but that could be my computer, it is new and I'm having a few 'teething'problems. ♡

dianne said...

Phossy dear I dont know that the story is true, I would like to think that it is but if not the message is lovely.

All of my pets have been rescues which have been abandoned and I have either taken them in or bought then from my vet or the animal shelter...true they make the most loving pets. ♡

dianne said...

Foamie my dear friend your son sure sounds like a good kid, takes after his Mum no doubt.
I'm pleased he chose the one who needed the most love and care.

I dont know if the story is true, I would like to think it is, the message it sends about caring and compassion is most important.

I have had many pets, they are treated like children in this household.
My current kitties were all unwanted kittens and left in cardboard boxes outside my vets.

Emily has some brain damage from lack of oxygen at birth, she is just a little slow thats all in no pain, very affectionate and loving; Lily who we know is her half sister is a typical moggie,she has the most beautiful face and nature and Bobcat is black so no-one wanted him for they said he was unlucky. He is beautiful and very affectionate and I love them all. ♡

dianne said...

Thanks K9 my dear friend, I hope you have a lovely Chickory Easter. ♡

So very sad about Lisieux but I am not surprised, I could tell from the start that she needed extra love and care and that her little life would not be a long one. You did all you could for her my sweet girl I know that and what life she did have was filled with yours and V's care and love...he did the right thing...sometimes we have to make these decisions no matter how difficult they are.
And gosh that little chick got the best Mum she could hope for in her short life. XO ♡

K9 said...

thank you. at least i have some lovely photos of her. and today, the chicks are out in their new pen! happy easter!

puerileuwaite said...

I love this story. Happy Easter. XOXO

dianne said...

Thank you K9 my dear friend, yes you have some lovely photos and memories of Lisieux.

I'm pleased that the other chicks are all growing well and enjoying their new pen, it must be a comforting sight.

Happy Easter my dear. ♡

dianne said...

Puggles my sweet, it is a lovely heart warming story and I am pleased that you loved it...we all need someone who cares and understands. ♡

Happy Easter to you and thank you for your wishes. XOXO ♡

Ruela said...

happy easter Dianne!

dianne said...

Thank you Ruela my dear.

Happy Easter to you as well! ♡