Sucks when your owner is a squeegee dude

- March 5th, 2012

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I’ve seen some of these squeegee guys with a dog before. I’ve even seen some of them with two dogs forced to watch their owners  harass motorists on street corners with their semi-clean squeegees in hand. But three dogs? This guy was squeegeeing at the corner of Portage Avenue and Broadway Monday as his three dogs looked on. They look awfully proud, don’t they?

I feel more sorry for the dogs than the squeegee guy. The squeegee guy can get off his rear-end and get a job if he wants to. There’s nothing stopping him from applying for a job at a service station or from seeking employment at some other entry-level  position. The dogs can’t. They’re kind of stuck with this guy. Pity.

 

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5 comments

  1. Jim says:

    I’ve seen the parka this guy is wearing in a few work-apparel stores – right around 200 bucks… – why would he want a job Tom? He can afford that coat and 3 dogs…he’s doing better than me.

  2. Ed says:

    If he leaves the dogs at home ,they will sleep all day,then when he gets back from a honest days work, the dogs will be rested and want to play,he will probably be beat from work but will no doubt play with the dogs because he likes them, he would probably not want to surrender them to a shelter as that is probably where he got them on the first place.

  3. Ryan says:

    Keep prattling on about personal responsibility there Tom but at least these dogs have a chance at life. This might come as a shock to an intellectual such as yourself but dogs are descendants from wolves, they used to live outside, sometimes in caves or natural shelters but always at the mercy of nature. He seems to be providing them with enough food to live on, which in the wild and even in some worse off homes is a luxury in some cases. My point is at least they’re not being culled by animal services because he at worst is giving them a borderline level of care. Hopefully they’re spayed/nutured, but you post seems to leave a few details out.

    Secondly, I love how you use your column to single out this individual while knowing virtually nothing about him. Sure he might be a lazy guy who just doesn’t want a job so he labours all day cleaning windows for change. Though he might have some kind of physical handicap, or maybe he has some kind of developmental disease that makes keeping steady employment impossible, but why entertain the possibility, you’ve already made up your mind by looking at the guy for 3 seconds.

    So keep judging the masses from your ivory tower of morality Tom, your controversial, closed minded diatribes are what keep me coming back to this sensationalist rag, and today I dare say you didn’t disappoint.

    Ironically, I did gain something from this post, I might try carrying around some dog treats in my car in case I stumble across one of these guys on the street.

  4. Dean says:

    you dont get it Tom. The dogs are there TOO generate your sympathy for the Dogs and encourage you to give more to the squeegee dude.

  5. Kashmir Kong says:

    I’m pretty sure only one of those dogs were his. I saw him there that day and there were a whole bunch of people with him. Usually when he’s by himself he just has the one dog.

    Odd thing though, I haven’t seen him there since you published this blog post. Must have a few fans of the blog inside the WPS.

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