The Dog Stood Guard Over Him All Week
We had a very sad situation in Alvin on Friday. My surrounding neighbors, John, and I have been taking care of a homeless little old man for about three years. We all fed him and his dog.
Each day he would walk to the convenient store a little ways from our home and sit there all day. My husband and I always made sure he had something hot or cold to drink depending on the weather; and we gave him a few bucks to get what ever he needed in between donations of sandwiches and burritos. This guy never asked for money or food. He never held up a sign, he just sat there never saying much.
Last year while crossing the street he got stuck by a car and was out of commission for a while. I guess his family took him in during his recuperation. After awhile he showed up again pushing a wheel chair and we all started caring for him again. Everyone made sure he was okay.
Over a week ago we noticed he was missing and we wondered where he had gone off too. Everyone was asking for him. Every once and awhile his family would come pick him up and try to get him to stay with them. That never worked out, he was just happy to live in a very large wooded area. In any case I thought he was with his family again.
Unfortunately, that was not the case... he passed away and his dog stood guard over his body only leaving to eat and drink. The whole community is upset. I don't have the whole story yet; but I am thinking a missing person report was filed and they had to wait for a week before they could go searching for him. Some of the guys I know in PD told me that the dog watched over his body. I will go and ask about the dog today. My friend who works in the animal shelter will get a call from me. I just know many people will want to take the dog in now that his master is gone.
This is just a very sad story.