Wednesday, August 17, 2011





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IMG_2189 Jesse


Jesse doesn’t know how to say cheese but he sure knows how to smile. There isn’t a day goes by that he doesn’t make me laugh and smile right back at him.

He is now 9 and a half years old. He will always be my puppy, no matter how old he is. He has me wrapped around his little paw. :)


I came across this inspiring story and thought I would share it with you. Hope you enjoy this little bit of “Food For Thought.”



Puppies For Sale

A pet store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read "Puppies for Sale." The signs have a way of attracting children. Soon a little boy appeared at the sign and asked, "How much are you gonna sell those puppies for?" The store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30-$50." The little boy reached into his pocket and pulled out some change. "I have $2.37, can I look at them?" The store owner smiled and whistled.
Out of the kennel came his dog named Lady, running down the aisle of his store followed by five little puppies. One puppy was lagging considerably behind. Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy. He asked "What's wrong with that little dog?"
The man explained that when the puppy was born the vet said that this puppy had a bad hip socket and would limp for the rest of his life. The little boy got really excited and said, "That's the puppy I want to buy!" The man replied "No, you don't want to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I'll give him to you."
The little boy got upset. He looked straight into the man's eyes and said "I don't want you to give him to me. He is worth every bit as much as the other dogs and I'll pay the full price. In fact I will give you $2.37 now and 50 cents every month until I have him paid for." The man countered, "You really don't want to buy this puppy son. He is never gonna be able to run, jump and play like other puppies."
The little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a metal brace. And the little boy looked up at the man and said, “Well , I don’t run so well myself. This puppy will need someone who understands."
The man was now biting his bottom lip. Tears welled up in his eyes....He smiled and said, "Son, I hope and pray that each and every one of these puppies will have an owner such as you."

…. Author Unknown


The moral of the story is, “Everyone needs someone who understands.”



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Have a wonderful day what ever you do or don’t do! 

Love and Care

Dianne :)



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  1. Dianne,è un amore!
    have a nice day

  2. Beautiful dog and the story too.


  3. That was very powerful Dianne, thank you. The pictures are absolutely priceless. God bless you.

  4. Schöne Bilder von dem kleinen und eine schöne Geschichte.


  5. What a precious story Dianne, I have seen it before but it still bring a knot in my stomack and tears in my eyes. Of course your precious photos of Jesse are perfect for the story. I am still waiting for God to bring into my life another dog. It's been over 2 years now. When the time is right it will happen again as it has happened with all the dogs I have had. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Jesse and a reminder of the love they can bring you. Hugs Carrie

  6. What a sweet-faced dog. I'm not a very 'doggy' person but that one is cute. Very touching story too.

  7. Beautiful story and one that brings a tear to my eye.

  8. Jesse is beautiful, Dianne, and I know all about how much dogs like making their people laugh. Sam was the runt of the litter and the other pups ran rings around him but when Laura went to pick out her very first pup she sat on the ground and he came right over, curled up in her lap and licked her fingers as she petted him. He made me laugh every day, guarded me when I was recovering from my accident and was my very beast friend. Frankie and Laura went with me to the shelter to look for a pup after Sam passed away. Both will tell you that Buddy picked them out but he made it clear from day one that I'm his person. He sticks to me like glue and I wouldn't have it any other way. He's a clown, too, just like Sam!

  9. Jesse is just too cute and you and I both know it.
    Love the photos of him . The story is too much . Im with Ruth.

    Thanks for the Welcome Back and the e mail. I will get back to you shortly. Its been hard to keep up.
    Hugs and Smiles my friend.

  10. Dianne Thank you for your kind comments.

  11. A touching story. Beautiful photos of dog. Loves animals. At home we have 2 years old cat. Is a great pet, but does not trust strangers. He carries the trauma from the original breeder. Nice day wishes Peter.

  12. Hi Dianne,

    Beautiful touching, thought provoking story. Thank you for sharing. The pics of your dog are wonderful.

    Love and Hugs - Nita

  13. Thats a good looking pooch Dianne!
    Great story too, thanks for sharing!
    Reminds me of my cat who no one would keep because he was to wild! He's been my best friend now for 11 years...

  14. Love your little dog, he is a real cutie! And love the story too!

  15. Jesse says, "Thank you for all the compliments."
    He says, that he thinks my blogger friends are all really nice folks, and I think so too. :)

  16. Jesse is Beautiful Dianne what a little treasure. I must say she does take a wonderful photo shot. The puppy story was fab and sad to it is food for thought. Have a lovely weekend hugs
    Sheila and Wile-e :) x ps I have to sign in Annoymous as I am having trouble getting in to comments hope to get it sorted soon.

  17. Jesse is absolutely his little smile....and the story's true...everyone one of us needs someone Who understands....

  18. Dogs are a wonderful part of our family, aren't they? I love the story too. I have been reading about grace and this story was the perfect visual. I need to treat people as I would like to be treated, with all my flaws and problems, because there is a good chance they are dealing with things too, seen and unseen (like the brace). So glad I stopped by,Dianne.

  19. Fantastic pictures.... Enjoyed your site.

  20. Precious! I miss having a dog. I've read this story before, so touching to the heart. Hope you week is filled with grace.
    Always enjoy droppping by.

  21. awwwww

    I think he knows he's cute, and I'll bet he can use it to his advantage ;-)

  22. Hi there Dianne! I always love hearing from you! Thank you for always remembering me. Well, this Saturday August 27 is The CRY Canada, a day of prayer and fasting in your nations capital, Ottawa Ontario. This is a cry for a national awakening, which I will be joining in, fasting and praying for you, your loved ones, and your nation. Dianne, you are always in my thoughts and prayers - I always remember you too, and if I haven't said so lately - I love you! All God’s Best ♥... with love and care, Kerrie

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