Today as I was driving down the exit ramp off the interstate, there was a man holding a sign that read, " Vet out of work, homeless and hungry, need money for food". What caught my eye was his dog laying beside him. I always feel more sorry for animals than I do people, and as I drove by, the dog gave me a look that broke my heart. I wasnt going to give him any money but I was planning on going to Petco anyway, so while I was there, I rushed around forgetting what I went there for, picked up a bag of dog food and a rawhide bone for this man's dog. At the checkout, the girl over charged me for the bone($10), and when she corrected the price, I kindof laughed and said, "That's better, it's for a homeless man's dog I just saw" She looked at me and said....I hate to tell you this but it's a scam. The man is not homeless, we saw him getting into a nice truck the other day and called his license plate in, and the police knew all about him already. I still bought the dog food and bone to give to the dog anyway and went right down where he was. I was only in Petco for 6 minutes, and when I got to the spot where he was, he was gone! I looked all over for him, but he had vanished....probably drove off in his truck! I still feel sorry for his dog, but I hate people who scam that way!
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9/15/05 at 12:56am