The Amazing Dog – A Motivational Story

One day an old man’s dog fell into a large pit. The dog cried wretchedly for help. The old man could not find a way to rescue his dog. Finally, he decided the dog was old, and the large pit in which the animal fell was supposed to be filled anyway.


So he called out other people to come and help him in covering up the pit. Everybody got their shovel and began to put the mud into the pit. The dog soon realized what was happening so it cried out horribly. Then, to everybody’s surprise the dog quieted down.

After they shovelled for a while, the old man looked down into the pit. He was shocked at what he saw. With each shovel load of mud that hit his back, the dog was doing something astonishing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

Every time the people put mud on the dog’s back, it would shake it off and take a step up. Soon, everybody were stunned as the dog finally stepped over the edge of the pit and happily walked away.

Moral of the Story:

People/Circumstances are going to shovel dirt on us too. The solution to getting out of the dirt is to just shake it off and take a step up. Every trouble we face in life is a means of advancement. We just got to cross the hurdle in a wise way. We can only do this by not stopping and never giving up and making best use of the dirt thrown at us just like the dog in the story !

Hope this story inspired you ! Have a great weekend ! 🙂

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26 Responses to The Amazing Dog – A Motivational Story

  1. MAG Chowdry September 28, 2017 at 1:45 PM #

    It is a presence/utilization of mind given & guided by Allah to Human or Animal. Use it properly for obtaining the best & positive result. Really very good presentation. Thanks for sharing.

  2. kamal January 23, 2015 at 6:24 PM #

    life without troubles means you are not going up ,it means you are going down.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ January 24, 2015 at 8:56 AM #

      Yeah that is something really worth giving a thought. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Salim Mehmud August 4, 2014 at 5:18 PM #

    Sara, it was a very instructive narrative. Thank you.

  4. mohnooh May 6, 2014 at 10:52 PM #

    Thanks for such an inspiring story

  5. khaled ismail April 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM #

    A real lesson, we have to learn from every thing not only humans.


  6. nazmat1 April 3, 2014 at 2:19 PM #


  7. khaled mohamed March 25, 2014 at 10:59 AM #

    one of the most educational stories I have ever heard

  8. sharif123 January 14, 2014 at 12:41 PM #

    Truly, It’s an inspiring story. Thank you

  9. Esras January 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM #

    Your stories are great , keep on

  10. bakri October 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM #

    Certainly the dog was a loyal friend to the old man, he was supposed to be thinking about how to take it out of the impasse, but the man thought selfishly to get rid of it.
    This is very similar to our human world
    It, we should carefully thinking about the selection of a true friend

  11. Stephen October 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM #

    It is very easy to be degraded, tantrums thrown, persecuted, implicate falsely, character assasination etc…. @ us, but it takes a lot of courage and guts to shake the dust off and take a step further, instead it is a fast life and nothing less than a tit for tat. This moral, should be submerged in our hearts & mind, so it helps us in future, as ultimately evil takes over and the culprit & victim both are tricked into sinning

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 8, 2013 at 7:58 PM #

      Very well said, Stephen. That is exactly what the story teaches us. Thanks for elaborating the moral. It is very clear now 🙂

  12. zahid October 8, 2013 at 9:47 AM #

    Inspiring This story teaches us that there is a positive element in every act. We have to follow that positive element and the success will on our way. Almighty Allah has also thaught us for those positive elements.

  13. Imam October 7, 2013 at 10:21 AM #

    Sana, I appreciate your efforts, for some years I have been a fan of your stories and have learned a lot from you. Wwe thank you so much and pray may the Almighty reward you abondantly.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 8, 2013 at 7:12 AM #

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Aameen 🙂

  14. Mashook October 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM #

    If that old man could not help the dog, then how about the people he invited ? They too altogether couldn’t help that dog to come up ? This isn’t a true story. BUT IMPORTANT IS THE MORAL. THAT IS TRUE. GOOD EXAMPLE SARA.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 8, 2013 at 7:13 AM #

      Yup, the moral is important. You got it right 🙂

  15. Mukhtar Garba October 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM #

    I’m surprised with the action of the old man and indeed the people he invited. Whey not save the life of the dog instead of attempting to bury it alive. It is outrageous and uncharacteristic of an old man, who should exercise marked level of wisdom and kindness, among other positive attributes. It is a shame!!!

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 6, 2013 at 7:36 PM #

      It’s not a true story 🙂 If you are not comfortable with old man you can consider a young man instead.
      The moral of the story is more important here. We come across many such people in our life too who try to throw dirt at us.
      They could be young or old doesn’t matter. We must know how to tackle such things and not just give up.

      • Mohammed Arif October 9, 2013 at 2:55 PM #

        1. Old man called the people to cover up the pit without telling that a dog is inside. And I guess this pit was suppose to be filled some time later.

        2. Old man is choosen as the thinking in the old age is quite different if compared to youngsters.

        Thank you SARA

  16. Hosny salama October 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM #

    Very good moral story, thank you my dear Sara

  17. Zafar Iqbal October 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM #

    Thank You!

    A nice story to begin a Sunday! Convert your negatives into positives!

    Thank you, Sara/Sana.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 6, 2013 at 7:46 PM #

      We are happy you liked it. Your comments are very important for us.
      We make you happy with our posts and you make us happy with your kind comments. Thank you 😀