Meet Gastown’s driving canine: Why ‘Mayo’ has his personal Mercedes Benz

2021-04-07 02:03:41

If you happen to’ve visited Gastown lately, you could have seen him coasting the cobblestone streets in his mini Mercedes Benz.

A boss bulldog named Mayo has been garnering quite a lot of glances as he navigates the slim alleys and sidewalks atop his Maybach G650 toy automobile.

Mayo the bulldog cruising the sidewalks of Gastown.

Cameron Lawton

“He loves the eye,” Mayo’s proprietor Cameron Lawton informed International Information.

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“He likes to be the king of any room.”

At 11 years outdated, Mayo is shedding his sight and mobility – and was having a tough time maintaining with Lawton’s youthful bulldog on day by day walks.

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So Lawton, a COVID-19 lengthy hauler who contracted the virus early on within the international pandemic and credit his two valuable pets with serving to him get by means of the lingering results, determined to present Mayo a lift with some vehicle bling.

“It’s simply to assist him dwell his greatest life,” mentioned Lawton.

Mayo the bulldog able to roll in his mini Mercedes EV, which is parked subsequent to his neighbour’s actual journey.

Cameron Lawton

Parked in a stall subsequent to their neighbour’s actual Mercedes Benz SUV, the electrical journey permits Mayo to spend extra time outdoors along with his seven-year-old sidekick.

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“Marshmallow is younger and she or he’s simply go, go, go, so it helps Mayo sustain,” mentioned Lawton.

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Lawton remotely controls his canine’s drive and has eliminated the tiny automobile’s steering wheel – however he says Mayo is thought to place his paws to the pedal.

“He does like to attempt to drive himself too.”

The sight of the motorized mutt on his imply machine typically places pedestrians on pause as they scramble to snap an influence pooch portrait.

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“When he will get in his truck and begins driving down the road, rolling, it’s the very best, he’s superb,” one Gastown service provider informed International Information.

Lawton, who’s shedding his personal car to the financial institution as a consequence of monetary challenges ensuing from a really powerful yr, mentioned investing in his beloved bulldogs was price it.

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“It’s modified my life, I imply we’re the three Camigos,” Lawton informed International Information.

“These canine have offered me all the things in that point. They’ve made my life higher so I wish to make their life higher.”

Mayo the bulldog taking in the sunshine as he coasts in CRAB Park

Mayo the bulldog taking within the sunshine as he coasts in CRAB Park.

Cameron Lawton

Whether or not cruising CRAB Park or turning heads on the town, Lawton and his canine crew are using excessive throughout ‘ruff’ occasions.

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“It simply makes individuals smile, and I like listening to that it made somebody’s day,” Lawton mentioned.

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