Of Mice and Men

Chapter 3

what are candy’s reasons for not wanting to shoot the dog how does that seem given the conditions of migrant camps at this time

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Candy says he has always had the dog and he did not think it right to shoot him. The other men in the bunk house claim that Candy's dog was old, useless, and smelled. A working ranch does not keep animals for pets. Candy's dog used to be a herder but now, like Candy, is old and useless.