This dog-biscuit cart was stolen from Bright Angel Park on Dec. 18 (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Grinch steals girls’ dog-biscuit cart

Kids devastated by theft

The Christmas Grinch appears to be alive and well and living in the Cowichan Valley.

Sheri Williams and her two young daughters, Bryann, 11, and Braith, 13, had seen the potential for a small business when they moved into the family’s new home adjacent to Bright Angel Park, which is popular for dog walkers.

The trio spent last weekend baking dog treats to sell singly and in Christmas gift bags to the dog walkers, as well preparing a cart to carry their inventory and signs to advertise their biscuits.

Williams said the small business that was operating from their back gate just inside the park was becoming quite popular in its first five days, but when she went out to retrieve the cart and the biscuits and bring it inside just after dark on the afternoon of Dec. 18, it was not there.

“I checked with the park’s caretaker on the chance that he might have taken it for some reason, but he said he never saw it,” she said.

“My girls are devastated. As well as earning some extra money for Christmas, they were going to donate a portion of their profits to the SPCA. They spent a lot of time and effort on this project and now all that work is gone. It’s so sad that someone would do this just days before Christmas.”

Williams said the girls have expressed an interest in starting all over again.

“We’ve gotten good reviews from those who bought the biscuits, so they’re talking about getting another cart and cooking the biscuits again,” she said.

“We didn’t bother to call the police because the actual value of what was stolen was very little. It’s just the fact that some Grinch out there would do this at this time of year that bothers me the most.”

Williams said if anyone has any information as to what happened to the cart and the biscuits, she can be contacted by email at sheriwilliams@shaw.ca.



robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police watchdog looking for witnesses to arrests in Victoria’s inner harbour

One male left injured after arrests near Red Fish Blue Fish

Speaker ‘will not tolerate illegal activity’ on B.C. legislature grounds, says chief of staff

Chief of staff to the B.C. speaker Alan Mullen says situation with demonstrators appears ‘fluid’

Saanich Peninsula Branch of Royal Canadian Legion leaves North Saanich after 90 years

Branch will temporarily operate out of SHOAL Centre for Seniors

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Ryan nets hat trick in return as Senators beat Canucks 5-2

Ottawa winger received assistance for admitted alcohol problem

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

Three people from Calgary are facing charges that include fraud over $5,000

Comox 442 Squadron carries out two sea rescue missions north of Vancouver Island

Submitted by Lt. Alexandra Hejduk Special to Black Press 442 Transport and… Continue reading

Most Read