Puppy Size

 ‘Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We’ve been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this,’ the Mother told the Volunteer. 

‘What is it she keeps asking for?’ the Volunteer asked. 

Puppy size!’ replied the Mother


  ‘Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that’s what she’s looking for.’
I know…we have seen most of them,’ the Mom said in frustration… 

Just then Danielle came walking into the office 

‘Well, did you find one?’ asked her Mom. ‘No, not this time,’
Danielle said with sadness in her voice. ‘Can we come back on the weekend?’

 ‘Can we come back on the weekend?’  The two Women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed 

‘You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there’s
always a supply,’ the Volunteer said.

 Danielle took her Mother by the hand and headed to the door. ‘Don’t worry, I’ll find one this weekend,’ she said. 

Over the next few days both Mom and Dad had long conversations with her.
They both felt she was being too particular. ‘It’s this weekend or
we’re not looking any more,’ Dad finally said in frustration.

 ‘We don’t want to hear anything more about puppy size either,’ Mom added. 

Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning.

 By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the section that housed the smaller dogs. 

Tired of the routine, Mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of the first row of cages.

There was an observation window so you could see the animals during times when Visitors weren’t permitted. 


  Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a closer look.

One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each one. 

One by one she said, ‘Sorry, you’re not the one.’

It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup.

The Volunteer opened the cage door and Danielle  carefully picked up the dog and


held it closely. This time she took a little longer.

  ‘Mom, that’s it!  I found the right puppy! He’s the one! I know it!’ she screamed with joy.  ‘It’s the puppy size!’ 
‘But it’s the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last few weeks,‘ Mom said. 

‘No not size… the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed,’ she said.’Don’t you remember?

When I asked you one day what Love is, you told me Love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you Love, the bigger the sighs!’ 

The two Women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug Danielle, she did  a little of both. 

‘Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from work and hug each other , you both sigh.  I knew I would find the right puppy if it sighed when

 I held it in my arms,’ she said.  

Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, ‘

Mom, he loves me… I heard the sighs of his heart!’ 

Let’s close our eyes for a moment and think about the Love that makes us sigh… 

 We not only find it in the arms of our Loved ones…

  But in the caress of a Sunset, the kiss of the Moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day and in many other Wonderful ways.  They are the sighs of God. If we take the time to stop and listen… we will be Surprised at what we hear.

 Life is not counted only by the breaths we take or even by the breaths that take our breath away, but also the ordinary occurrences of life so lets appreciate and be thankful for them and see the Wonder they hold.


About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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18 Responses to Puppy Size

  1. I like those puppies. I would like to get one please. Here is my phone number 1-228-342-3669. Thank you, Erika Orgeron Crain


    • Hi Erika, their not my puppies to give but there are Animal shelters looking for homes for their puppies, perhaps you will find one that you can love and care for, we have had a lot of joy doing so, Wow the puppies really let you know they are thankful, expect lots of licks!

      Christian Love – Anne


  2. isaiah43123 says:

    (sigh) There are no words to accurately express love when it is felt except a sigh.
    (Do sighs have accents, too?)

    Keep the Faith, Sister!


  3. ron says:

    love any story about dogs they all look like Monty we sigh over him , as no doubt God sighs over us.


  4. vesselofgod says:

    Sigh, so beautiful


    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you for visiting vesselofgod and yes to Sigh in Love is very beautiful and uplifting thats why God askes us to Love Him with all our hearts because He knows like Him we will be greatly blessed, we were created to Love100% and we can by The Spirits empowering as we walk in Love.

      Christian Love Anne


  5. Caddo Veil says:

    This is absolutely TOO GOOD–I love it, sighs of LOVE!


  6. hodgepodge4thesoul says:

    Love this post! Sweet lesson of love 🙂


  7. Another old one, but ALWAYS worth another read. Thanks.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Angela, I found a lot of the Stories that we in Australia have seen many times are new to America or only a few have seen them but like you if it is a good story I can enjoy it again.

      Christian Love Anne.


  8. Reblogged this on In Love With The Lord and commented:
    If you love God or love puppies or both – you must check this out!


  9. Oh, I love this one! I must reblog it! The unconditional love of a puppy has always reminded me of God’s unconditional love of us!


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