Two things about Canada that are certain: The winters can be brutal, and Tim Hortons is a popular staple for a chilly day.
So what is a Canadian to do when the roads are too snowy to get to the drive-thru?
Allyson Mitton had the perfect solution. The Sussex, New Brunswick, resident called on her two Border Collies, Braya and Shift, to get her to the coffee and donuts shop musher-style.
“It was the perfect opportunity,” says Mitton, who often sleds around town with her dogs. “It was a major snow storm, there was no one walking on the sidewalks, the trails were nice and slick.”
Because her dogs are smaller and lighter than traditional sled dogs, Mitton uses a lighter sled and uses her legs to help the dogs move through the snow in harder areas. (See a video of a little girl in a mushing family learning the ropes.)
When they arrived, Mitton ordered a coffee, and the dogs were offered water and Timbits (Tim Hortons’ version of donut holes).
Only in Canada, Eh?