Be charitable, not just during the holidays.

I wrote a post awhile ago about a homeless man, and his dog, always being outside supermarkets.  I bought him food once before, and he took it, and asked about coke.  I said that the next person can get that for you, as I had bought him what he wanted.

The weather has been colder, here in Florida, and he was well wrapped up, but not his dog.  So when in the store, I picked up some dry dog treats, as I don’t want the dog to be hungry.

When I gave them to him, he did say ‘Thank you’ this time, and asked for money for himself.  I said that I had taken care of his dog.

I will continue buying for the dog, but if only he would accept what is given to him, then I am sure he would get more.  Silly old sod, as we say in England.

Photo: https://pixabay.com/photos/treats-dog-bone-dog-food-3164687/

14 comments

  1. I have been there helping the homeless for a couple of years .. i find they don’t mean to ask but they see what they can get as they haven’t got it.. and the more you get them the more they can see what they can get… i don’t think they mean any harm
    and well done for what you’r doing remember there are a lot people that don’t do any thing so well done in looking after both of them.
    Paul.

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  2. I’m a firm believer in “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
    I’ve been homeless in the past…and never once did I ask for handouts. Instead, I worked hard to not be homeless. Every moment during the day, I would do what I could to find work. And I’ve done some crap jobs. But, I wasn’t about to give up.
    I don’t like to lose. 🙂

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  3. It bothers me when I see the homeless with dogs. If they are not able to care for themselves, how are they caring for the animals they have? This became a trend a few years ago in an effort, it seems, to garner more donations.

    Whenever I see a homeless person who has a dog, I always give the dog food but not the person, in hopes that they will give up the animal and focus on getting their own lives taken care of first, before they subject an animal to these conditions.

    I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but who knows how often these animals get fed or have shelter? Even feral animals make sure they find food and shelter, but these animals are not able to do that on the end of a leash.

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