“The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
A small dog, struck by a car and was lying by the side of the road.
A doctor was driving by and he noticed the dog and saw that he was still alive. He stopped the car, picked up the dog, and took him home with him.
There he discovered that the dog had been mostly stunned as a result of the accident.
After a careful examination the doctor concluded that the animal had suffered a few minor cuts and abrasions, but otherwise all right.
He revived the dog, cleaned up the wounds and was carrying the animal from the house to the garage.
All of a sudden the dog jumped from his arms and scampered off in an instant.
“What an ungrateful little dog,” the doctor said to himself.” After all that I have done for you!”
He did not give the incident a second thought until the next evening when he heard a scratching at the door. He could not imagine who it was.
When he opened the door, there was the little dog he had treated, accompanied by another hurt dog.
~ Author Unknown
P.S: In all my life……I have never read/heard about or known an ungrateful dog.
It is not a quality that could be associated with the canine of the species………as the doctor in the story found out eventually.
Their most inspiring and endearing qualities are unconditional love, acceptance, loyalty and caring.
For those of us who are willing to learn....lessons come from everywhere.