'Away we went': Dogsledding through Tim Hortons' drive-thru
Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:00PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:41AM EST
Canada's East Coast has been slammed with winter weather this week, but a New Brunswick woman wasn't going to let a snow storm come between her and a Tim Hortons coffee.
When a storm struck Sussex, N.B. on Tuesday, Allyson Mitton decided go for a coffee run in a very Canadian manner.
The dog trainer hitched two of her border collies, six-year-old Braya and four-year-old Shift, to her sled and rode four kilometres into town.
"It was just a stormy day and what else can you do, be stuck inside?" Mitton told CTV Atlantic on Wednesday. "(The dogs) love to run and they don't care about the snow. So we just hauled out the dog sled and away we went to Tim's."
Mitton said the dogs are used to pulling the sled and that they enjoy the activity. But this was the first time they'd travelled all the way into town.
When she pulled up to the coffee shop, Mitton said the dogs definitely attracted some attention.
"I heard one woman say something like "I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before in the drive-thru'," Mitton said.
While Mitton enjoyed her coffee, she said the dogs devoured some Timbits.
Wanting to share the moment with her friends and family, Mitton posted video of the journey online and, to her surprise, it quickly took off.
"That was a huge surprise," Mitton told CTV News Channel. "But I suppose when you combine snowstorms and dogs and sleds and Tim Hortons, everybody likes that."
She said dogsledding is growing in popularity in the Sussex area. Mitton is among a group of eight urban mushers who sled in the area.
As for where Mitton and her dogs plan to go next, she said: "We go on adventures all the time. Who knows where we'll be next."
With a report from CTV Atlantic