The homeless friend had turned towards the woman for a shelter, overlooking her rude behavior from the past towards to woman's dog.
It has been said that the true nature of a person can be judged by how they behave with pets and poor people. Their treatment reflects a lack of empathy and kindness. Not acknowledging the emotions of someone else or the care they need is a sign of deeper character flaw. u/Sweaty_Arrival_2024 shared a story along the lines, revealing how she told her friend Casey that she could not stay with her because she behaved very rudely to her puppy.
The 25-year-old woman begins by sharing that her 30-year-old friend Casey had recently become homeless for the second time because she did not pay rent and got evicted. She says, "My husband and I had her stay with us for a week last month when she got in a fight with her roommate and Casey was very weird around our now 7-month-old puppy, Tater." Casey would push the puppy off the couch, shove her foot in his way, throw his toys over their gates and put his food onto the counter so he couldn't reach it.
The couple eventually talked to Casey about it, but she continued her behavior. She returned to her apartment sometime after that. The woman shares, "We haven't talked much over the last month." Casey then called the woman one day and informed her that she had been evicted for a third time and wanted to stay with her again as she was the one closest to her to reach. The woman firmly told Casey that she could not stay at her house.
She explained how Casey continued to be rude to the puppy despite her warnings. The woman writes, "I won’t have Tater be uncomfortable in his own home or to be terrorized no matter how minor." Casey began to go crazy on hearing this and called the woman a "monster" and shamed her for choosing her dog over a homeless woman. It escalated to the point where the woman began making long posts about the incident on Facebook.
Many of her friends and some mutuals, accused the woman of being insensitive for not giving a homeless woman a place to stay. People on the platform sided with the woman's decision to not let her friend stay with her in the comments section. @crunchyCA said, "You’re 100% valid. Nobody is entitled to your space. Especially if they cannot respect everyone who lives in your space. The Facebook rants seeking validation are juvenile. Maybe those in agreeance with her should open up their homes and let their pets be treated like s***."
u/Creature-89-p-13 said, "NTA!!! If someone did that to my dog I could correct them no more than twice if you shove or mistreat my animals or my house you’re no longer welcome. And if it continued things would likely get physical. Good for you for sticking up for yourself and your pup." u/Affectionate_Meet420 pointed out, "They are calling you insensitive for not giving a homeless woman a place to stay while also not giving her a place to stay. NTA."