Eleven-month-old Brian licks his lips after a drink from the once-shaded water dish on owner Leslie Davison’s lawn. The sunshade was stolen Monday morning. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Stolen sunshade puts damper on Lower Mainland woman’s pet-relief effort

Broken umbrella taken from White Rock lawn ‘within 10 minutes’

Leslie Davison is shaking her head at the latest target of thieves in her neighbourhood – a broken umbrella.

But it wasn’t just any broken umbrella; it was one she’d put out to shade a water dish she leaves at the edge of her White Rock lawn for neighbourhood dogs to quench their thirst.

“I thought it was genius to do that,” Davison said of the effort to keep the water out of the sun, which has brought temperatures of 30-plus degrees in recent days.

“In this heat, it’s so important for dogs to keep cool.

“But it was gone so quick.”

Davison, who has two dogs of her own, said she planted the multi-coloured parasol – it used to be attached to a beach chair – firmly into the ground behind the water dish around 9 a.m. Monday.

It disappeared within 10 minutes.

“I just thought, how sad, when it’s clearly for the dogs,” she said.

Removed from the ground, the brolly wouldn’t even stay open on its own, she noted, describing it as a “tiny, crappy little umbrella.”

“It wasn’t anything of worth.”

Davison said Wednesday she will replace the umbrella, “I just got a sad giggle from” the theft.

The incident was the second piece of bad luck for Davison in recent weeks.

Last month, she lost her wallet while out for an ice cream at East Beach, forcing her to re-schedule a flight she’d planned to Ottawa for her 94-year-old mother’s birthday.

READ MORE: Woman hoping ‘White Knight’ returns lost wallet

 

Leslie Davison watches as 11-month-old Brian slurps from the once-shaded water dish on her lawn. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Leslie Davison and 11-month-old English staffordshire Brian great a neighbour and his dog near the water dish Davison leaves out for Brian’s four-legged friends. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Just Posted

VIDEO: Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank

Police believe incident on Thursday night to be targeted

Langley Township council hopefuls take part in Q&A

A Voter’s Guide to key election questions.

Vaudeville keeps senior actors young, active

The Vaudevillians ready to storm the stage with ‘As Time Goes By’

Online fundraiser to cover funeral costs of motorcyclist killed in collision

Larry Nizio, 37, died after crash with pickup truck Oct. 12 in Abbotsford

Free ‘hoops’ fun brings Aldergrove youths together

Aldergrove Basketball Club revives the sport at Aldergrove Secondary

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks.

5 to start your day

Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank, ex-Surrey cop to appear in court after Creep Catchers sting and more

Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Feds dead set against ‘ridiculous’ quotas to replace steel, aluminum tariffs

Donald Trump imposed the so-called Section 232 tariffs — 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum — back in June on national security grounds.

Campus brawl leads to charge against B.C. football player

Takudzwa Timothy Brandon Gandire, a 21-year-old defensive back from Vancouver, is charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty

The 21-year-old’s sentencing is Nov. 15. His lawyer has said he understood what he did was wrong and was remorseful.

Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

Jeromie and Jennifer Clark were found guilty of criminal negligence causing death

Fed report to show $19-billion deficit in 2017-18

The deficit is slightly smaller than Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s prediction of $19.4 billion in last winter’s budget

Most Read