Thursday, February 12, 2009

Van Dog


This little homeless dog has lived in the parking lot across the street from where I work for about the last 5 years. Over the years people have tried to gain the dog's trust, but no one has been successful. There is a person in our building who gives the dog fresh food and water every day even on the weekends. There is a sorority house next to our parking lot and they give the dog their leftovers. Several people would love to take this dog home for a pet, but no one can catch it. In the past, animal control officers have come and tried to capture the dog, but it manages to escape every time! We all love this animal and have nicknamed it "Van Dog" because it sleeps under our service van in the parking lot. I have been trying to get a picture for awhile and yesterday I finally was able to. Look at those sweet eyes!

9 comments:

hadv said...

That dog loves its freedom too much!

Abe Lincoln said...

That dog has what we used to call, "Street Smarts," and it comes from trusting and then being mistreated by someone. I suppose this one will eventually succumb to nice treatment. Or I hope so and I hope he gets a nice home in the end and a van to sleep under.

The story behind the picture shows how good most people really are when it comes to so-called "dumb" animals. I think most animals are a lot smarter than we are. LOL

JM said...

Poor dog... glad someone is feeding him on a daily basis.

Pam said...

What a fantastic story behind those sweet eyes. Independent Van Dog;) Thanks for sharing, Lois

Lisa Wilson said...

Awww, I guess he kind of belongs to everyone in the area.

Nancy said...

I'm sure Jilly from Menton has some advice for this darling. Breaks my heart...

Jacob said...

Five years homeless? That is one terrified animal...and very quick, too. Fear can conquer lots of normal limitations.

Hilda said...

I wonder what he went through to mistrust people so much! I'm just glad you've all adopted him — bless you.

Tamera said...

What a cutie patootie! I'm glad the whole neighborhood has adopted him.