Homeless? Wordless Wednesday

Do we look like we’re homeless? Or just hanging out?

Honey the golden retriever hanging out in Charleston.

I must not look homeless enough or someone would have dropped biscuits for me.

On our second day hanging out in Charleston, Honey and I got tired of walking. So we found a sunny spot in front of the library where I could get enough wi-fi to work and Honey could rest her weary paws.

A kind soul who stopped to pet Honey asked if we were living on the streets.

Funny how living on a boat makes us like the richest people and the poorest people both at the same time.

Your turn: Where would you hang out with your dog on a chilly day if you needed a break from walking and couldn’t go home?

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  1. Well, if you’re homeless, you’re one of the more well-off ones, with your Apple computer and your well-groomed dog! πŸ™‚ I think that looks like a nice spot in the sun, and I would choose something similar. It seems it should be warm, and not chilly there though, that’s for sure.

  2. How chilly? I’m imagining sub-freezing temperatures, but your photo of Honey look warm compared to that!

    In the city, I’m not sure where we would stop. Perhaps I would find a bench somewhere to relax. There’s plenty of those in the city near where I live. My dog Princess probably would just lay down next to me.

    • We were lucky that actual temps were in the low 40s with wind chill in the high 30s. Warm compared to my old home in upstate NY but pretty cold for me now.

      Charleston is loaded with benches. But most of them were in the shade. Brrrrrr.

  3. You might put out a hat and see if you can pick up some loose change from someone who has never heard of Apple.

    • Truth be told, the computer was in my bag when someone asked me if I lived on the streets. But the only offer I got all day was to pet my dog. πŸ™‚

  4. If there was a dog store near I might head there for a while as they do allow dogs in the store and it’s warm. Not a great place for you to work though.

  5. Does this mean you just earned your “street cred?” lol

  6. Edie Chase says:

    I would find somewhere out of the wind.

    • That’s why we were sitting near the library wall. Protected from the wind and the sun was bouncing off the wall. Best spot in town on a chilly day. πŸ™‚

  7. The library used to be a first choice for me (although my dog can’t go in there). On a warm day, I’d sit outside just like you did. However, now our library and outside it have been taken over by homeless people. I’d be fine with it except that I get hit up for money every few minutes if I try to sit outside it so I don’t anymore.

    Hmm, so where would I go now if I didn’t have a car to sit in? I’m stumped. Shyla is scared of all the dog-friendly stores in our area… so I guess I’d just keep walking around!

    That must have been an interesting moment for you. On one of our extended van camping trips, one of our dogs got mushroom poisoning (years ago). Let’s just say that it was a very very long day, and we hadn’t showered in a while. We needed something to eat but, the only place in town that was open, Dominos, refused to serve us! We knew that we’d reached a new low at that point. πŸ˜‰

    • Your mushroom story is both sad and funny. I can definitely relate.

      Two days in a row walking the pavement Honey and I were both getting tired. But I was in the library earlier in the week when a young couple (looked like boaters) walked in with their dog wearing a life jacket. I think the idea was that no one would question his presence if he was wearing a jacket.

      Believe me, I was tempted to do the same. πŸ™‚

  8. I’ve sat on the pavement with the dogs when I’ve been tired. Or if they’ve been tired. I’ve never been asked if I was homeless, but I have been asked if I was looking to sell one of the pups. Nearly maced the guy, just because…

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

  9. I know, I know…I’m late but getting any time to myself around here is quite a challenge so when I actually get some I take advantage of it.

    No, you don’t look homeless to me. The homeless people I’ve seen over my lifetime don’t have cellphones, iPads, and/or laptops.

  10. We’ve gotten the “are you homeless” look before, but no one ever outright asked. We were camping and one of the kids got sick. And while in town, we used the laundromat. Hmmm. I’m glad that you were just roughing it in the city!