My Morning Smile


It’s a beautiful, sunny morning as I make my way to Tim Horton’s for my daily cup of coffee. As I leave the parking lot I notice a pickup parked on the side of the road. A man is sitting in the driver’s seat and our eyes meet. We smile at each other.

Then I notice that this big, burly man is in the company of 3 chihuahuas. He strikes me as the kind of guy who would have a German Shepherd, a Lab, or a Rottie, not Chihuahuas!

I start to laugh and he starts to laugh as if to say, “Yeah, I know this looks strange!”

It was a brief unexpected moment that made my day. It’s the little things.

My Friends at Tim Horton’s

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My friendly neighbourhood Timmies

Every morning I stop by Tim Horton’s on the way back from the dog park. I order an XL coffee with a Cranberry Apple Walnut Bran Muffin.

I like to enjoy a coffee and muffin on my deck while I browse the internet. So, today was not an exception. I pull into my driveway, anticipating my treat when I notice Teddy burrowing into the Timmies bag, gobbling up my muffin as fast as he can.

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My Teddy the Muffin Killer

For a second, I consider eating it anyway, but I quickly change my mind. I unload the dogs and go back for a replacement. Timmies is around the corner, a short walk, but an even shorter drive. I could tell you I drive back so my coffee doesn’t get cold, but I would be lying. I’m lazy.

The women at Tim Horton’s wonder why  I’m back so soon. I tell them what happened to my muffin and being the lovely people they are, they gave me a replacement for free.

Thank you, Fonthill Tim Horton’s, for making my day!