..This Could Be You & Peace Officers Too!..
Who would ever think that one day they would be homeless? I know growing up I always thought being homeless was above me, and used to think homeless people were icky and bad, I never gave them change and would avoid them at all costs when walking by them on the sidewalk.
Now that I'm 29, it surprised me how quickly my life changed and overnight, I became a street bum. A lot of it is my choice; when you have a puppy as sweet as mine, you wouldn't trade him just to have a roof over your head. Without my pooch I'm sure it would be easy to couch surf, but without my pooch it would be too easy to give up life.
My puppy is 2 years old and spoiled rotten, he has more expensive food than I've ever even bought for myself. The folks at the shelter are always sharing their meals with him even tho it's against my wishes, human food is junk for a dog.
Everybody loves him and plays with him, but none as much as his mommy.
His name is Woodstock (Woody) and I treat him as if he is my son.
I'm so hippie, a wild child who also practices Wicca, a branch of paganism, so living of the Earth is in my blood and I much prefer this lifestyle versus living in man mad huts and paying large amounts of money to other people for the right just to live. Really if you think about it that is how we started out, free rent building our own shelter.
Thanks to the wonderful homeless community, I live a very stress free life this way. The major stress is the bylaw officers; you see, where I live is very anti-homeless and we are deemed unsightly so it is illegal to camp/tent or even store our personal belongings on public land. This is ridiculous and sad, causing much stress in us all . Stay tuned for some personal stories regarding these events so that you can understand the waste of taxpayer dollars that goes in to these bylaw (peace officers) job of disturbing our peace.
This is only the beginning. I look forward to taking you along my journey.
My name? Call me Poe. My habits are colouring and writing lyrical masterpieces that most would call poetry. Art is in the eye of the beholder.