You may have heard of Peter Mayhew and his dog, Babs.
Mayhew has owned the dog since 2012, and has now turned the breed into a multi-million dollar business, as well as the owner of one of the most popular dog parks in Canada.
But while he and Babs may have been a popular family pet, they were also known for their love of animals.
Babs was a Labrador retriever mix and was trained to sniff out food, including kibble, for her owner, Peter Mayhews.
“Babs loves food and I loved food,” said Mayhew, who had a lot of time for his pet and would often feed her kibble when he would visit Babs and her owner in the home.
“It was always on her mind, whether it was a treat or a piece of food.
She always wanted to eat something and would always sniff it.”
Babs had been trained to be a good handler, but over the years, Bensons health started to decline, and in the fall of 2016, Baws health began to deteriorate.
“Her health began taking a turn,” Mayhew said.
“The dog had become very weak.
Mayhew says he did everything he could to save Babs from this devastating setback. “
She would be barking at the top of her lungs, and it was really hard to do.”
Mayhew says he did everything he could to save Babs from this devastating setback.
“We were just doing everything we could to try to keep her healthy and we were doing everything possible to get her a good place to live, and everything we did was doing that,” he said.
On Oct. 2, 2017, Mayhew was in an accident when he and his wife, Ann, went for a walk.
“My wife was out walking with her dog, and the dog got out and attacked a neighbor,” he recalled.
“I was walking with Babs, and when I was running I saw a dog come up from the corner, and I grabbed my dog, grabbed my wife and ran.
It was a very quick response.
I just wanted to get to the dog and get her away from the dog.”
The couple returned home to find Babs dead.
“When we got home, we had no idea what had happened,” Mayhews said.
Mayhews told the media that Babs’ owner was very upset by the incident and was calling police, but Mayhews says that Bays owner, who was also a dog owner, didn’t take the incident very seriously.
“He said, ‘I don’t have any dogs, so I’m going to let her die.'”
Mayhews is now looking for a new dog, but he knows he needs to do something for Babs so she doesn’t end up on the street.
He has decided to turn Babs into a pet insurance policy for his son, who lives in the same building as Babs in the city of Winnipeg.
“That was our goal.
That was our plan, to make sure Babs gets a good home,” Mayers said.
He says that his wife Ann has been a wonderful and loving wife and is an extremely hard worker, which he credits with the success of the business.
“People just love dogs,” he explained.
If we have to, she’s the most caring dog in the world.”