No Charge For Love  

angelofmercy5 59F
12148 posts
7/31/2006 7:32 am

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8/8/2006 1:21 pm

No Charge For Love

Here's what I'm asking you to do this fine Monday morning. As you read this story, I want you to think of someone who needs for you to understand.....and needs to know they are loved. And then go, and show them that you care!

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 a 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.

Please leave the photo on editors.

IAmRubytuesday 55F
3193 posts
7/31/2006 8:09 am

Aw, another of your sweet stories to send to my little nieces. xxx

Q.2 flies in an airing cupboard. Which one's the soldier?
A.The one on the tank.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 8:35 am:
Ruby....I hope your neices like it too! Thanks sweetie!

electriccompany 53M

7/31/2006 8:33 am


That was so nice the way that story ended. Funny how us humans are always looking for a connection or commonalities, even in the simple task of picking a pet! ( Maybe that's why I keep a smart ass out at the ranch! )

I choose, today, to let Angel know the extent of how we guys on her blog do love her. Simply put: "Show us your puppies!"
(This is the sexual harassment blog, right?)

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 12:23 pm:
Electric.....someday you are going to tell me who you are....right? I'll show you my puppies if you do! ROFLMAO!!!!! Thanks for sending me the love!

rm_DarknStar 54F
2823 posts
7/31/2006 10:50 am

Great story Angel.....THX for sharing!!.....HUGS

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 12:24 pm:
Darkn......your welcome.....I had the cutest picture on here....and the powers that be on this site keep pulling it off!

rm_ironhead1956 60M
275 posts
7/31/2006 10:51 am

Wonderful little story, read it just after I got a call from my daughter in Afghanistan. So this story, ScornedinMd's joke today, and that call has me starting out on a good note.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 12:24 pm:
Iron.....I'm thrilled you got to talk to your daughter! And I'm also happy that you stopped by this morning to share with me. Don't be a stranger now!

rm_DalejrBud083 39M

7/31/2006 10:59 am

thats a nice story. I just wanted to stop in and say hello since you were nice enough to stop by mine and say hi

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 12:25 pm:
Dale.....thanks my friend. Stop back by again. I'm not always this sentimental! lol

rm_mindmeldme 56F
153 posts
7/31/2006 11:43 am

When I started reading blogs, I never imagined how often I would find myself in tears. Beautiful story Angel.

Any advice on how to reach out to someone who desperately needs to be understood, but you can't understand their actions at all?

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 12:26 pm:
MMM.....are we talking about who I think we are? I will think on this one and get back to you. Here's a tissue my sweet, kindhearted friend.

HeatedCondition 60M
890 posts
7/31/2006 11:50 am

Hiya Angel:

Hey, now that was a NEAT story, one I haven't read before. VERY touching.

Thanks for visiting my new blog! I hope some day mine has a fraction of the popularity of this one.

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 12:28 pm:'re welcome sweetie! And if you keep'll be there. Just go on and pour your heart out here.....there are alot of good people waiting to embrace you! Thanks for stopping by!

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
7/31/2006 12:48 pm

Great reminder Angel...something that needs doing each and every day! And ya don't have to go very far to give it either...


angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 12:51 pm:
Horny....this is true! We should start in our own backyards....right? love ya!

free2chose2 66F

7/31/2006 1:29 pm

brought tears-great one angel

Don't worry, be Happy

electriccompany 53M

7/31/2006 1:37 pm

angelofmercy5 replies on 7/31/2006 3:23 pm:
Electric.....someday you are going to tell me who you are....right? I'll show you my puppies if you do! ROFLMAO!!!!! Thanks for sending me the love!

Well, since we're sharing, Angel. My real name is Keiko. I am a 9-year-old girl from the mainland island of Honshu in Japan. My journey here on AdultFriendFinder is actually a home-school assignment in Applied Sociology focusing on the sexual roles in different countries. My goal for this assignment is to be prepared for the many joys and hopefully fewer sorrows my impending puberty will surely bring. When I publish my thesis in The Harvard Journal of Applied Sociology, for your privacy I'll not refer to you by your real name. I extend a gracious "thank you" for participating!

Does that solve your mystery, pretty American lady?

ZZ_Todd 59M

7/31/2006 2:00 pm

Oh Angel... I'm speechless, and grateful for those who love me. Thanks for posting this... I needed it!

spacecadet561 60M

7/31/2006 2:18 pm

It looks like they left the picture attached this time. I've not had any problems with clip-art images, mostly from Corel DRAW.

How is your sinus problem doing?


tadpudgy 56M

7/31/2006 2:59 pm

******Sobbing Uncontrollably*******(with apologies to Charles Schultz) Happiness is a warm puppy! Thanks for sharing. It is nice to see that for all of us "runt's" there is someone to give us unconditional love!! hug=gasms!!

Juliet610 51F

7/31/2006 3:30 pm

Very touching, Angel. Thank you for sharing it with us.


redrobin012057 60F

7/31/2006 4:14 pm

Bought out the *inner child* in me,so I can relate to that.Thanks Angel,I'll forward it on to my sister.

lovemetouchme5 51F
2102 posts
7/31/2006 4:15 pm

That was a very good story. I already get emotional over animal stories, and this one was not exception. By the time I got to the end, I was weeping. Thanks for the great story! Loveme

Addy19742 43F

7/31/2006 5:39 pm

I loved that story Angel! I got a bit weepy in the beginning and thought it was going to be sad. But I am so glad he chose that puppy! I love dogs!!!!!!!!!

Djeeper1987 47M

7/31/2006 6:15 pm

Understanding is only half the battle.

Carpe Diem

bustybettyboop 50F  
59325 posts
7/31/2006 6:16 pm

i read that story awhile ago but i always loved it..i had forgotten it..thank u for letting me read it again! such a sweet,wonderful u hope that there r good people out there! hugz,busty

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7/31/2006 6:45 pm

I loved this and needed this... thank you

under the stars

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

rm_imtheone42 74M
485 posts
7/31/2006 7:00 pm

That was a good story but it didn`t make me weepy....I swear. "snif" "snif"

7grinder7 53M

7/31/2006 7:15 pm

just dropping by to say hello and thanks for reading my blog if you would like to get to know one another drop me a line

florallei 99F

7/31/2006 7:48 pm

Hi Angel,

LOVE the greatest of all gifts and the most priceless...No charge...beautiful sentiment....TY for the loving gift of reminding US ALL!!!

moonfire2u 69F
2602 posts
7/31/2006 7:57 pm

What a lovely story...

kind thoughts,

impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
7/31/2006 8:14 pm

Now my nose is all stuffy too... I so understand that story, and I'm so glad to see it again today. With this world so at war, wouldn't it be lovely if we could all just hug each other and make peace?

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
7/31/2006 8:25 pm

Beautiful story.
What would we do without people (like you) who understand?
Stories like this keep my faith in the kindess of people.


rm_caribbeauty 37F

7/31/2006 10:31 pm

That was really nice.I wish the world was really that nice.

rm_softcrimes 48M/44F

7/31/2006 10:34 pm

Deep Breath...
Thanks for reminding me I should be curled up next to John!

MaggiesWishes 60F

8/1/2006 12:46 am

The "higher power" knows when we need to be special to others.
I've seen this awhile back, it's still a wonderful story.

warm huggies 2ya Sis
Sorry I've been caught up in RL stuff lately.
But I see you've got good company here

Buster5577 41M

8/1/2006 3:30 am

It's a very nice story. Will alway remember.

Thanks for sharing.

VATraveler1948 68M

8/1/2006 3:34 am

Thanks for the story Angel, it was a winner!

Hey Virginia Beach girl.... I have a room in a very upscale hotel right down on the beach in your lil' old town this week. Want to come down and join me for a couple of days of "fun in the sun" and a couple of nights of just plain fun?

Hell, a guy's gotta try... who knows, it might happen.

VTLakesideVixen 60F
458 posts
8/1/2006 4:17 am

Angel, like someone else mentioned I had read this story before, but
the meaning is still as true as it was the first time that I read it!

I always do my best to make those who might be feeling unloved and unwanted feel loved and wanted, but it never hurts to get a reminder. We could all do better in that department I think.

Thank you Angel!



rm_pagan380 65M
4405 posts
8/1/2006 1:53 pm

Where's the kleenix when you need one?

Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.


rm_shannee2006 52F
3355 posts
8/1/2006 8:51 pm

A great read Angel. Thank you. I couldn't agree with your message more. Bless you! Hope you are feeling better soon!!

Yup...this juiciness is from me....


curious082385 31F
4925 posts
8/2/2006 2:07 am

This story makes me tear up every time I read it....

rm_sensual5591 61F

8/3/2006 4:37 pm

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story of unconditional love. I was with a friend today who needed to be understood. Last night (knowing what was ahead of me today) I prayed for guidance. If I showed just a tiny fraction of love that the little boy in the story did, I'll be happy.
This is the first blog I've read on this site and I'm so glad I picked this one. Look forward to reading many more.....Thanks Angel

rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
8/4/2006 12:17 am

This post brought tears to my eye's angel

rm_1dee4u 60F
58 posts
8/4/2006 12:33 am

Hello Dear, dear Friend:

I Absolutely LOVE this story - true or not...., how heartwarming can a person be to totally understand the deep desires and needs of another human being! Even if it's a little boy and a pup!


8/5/2006 8:33 am

from somebody who was a late bloomer herself

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

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