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Yarmouth dogs take owner's car for a joyride outside animal hospital

Some onlookers in Yarmouth were treated to an unusual sight last week after two dogs took their owner's car on a short lived joyride.

'I couldn't make sense of what I was seeing,' said Harry d'Entrement

One dog was in the driver's seat and the other was in the passenger's seat, making what looked like a getaway from the animal hospital in Yarmouth. (Edward d'Entrement)

Some onlookers in Yarmouth were treated to an unusual sight last week after two dogs took their owner's car on a short lived joyride.

Harry d'Entrement and his friend, Edward d'Entrement, went for a coffee run on Friday morning and while they were driving on Parade Street, a car started to pull out of the animal hospital parking lot.

Harry d'Entrement said something didn't look right.

"At a glance, I thought it was a couple of old ladies driving a little car," he said Monday.

As the car got closer, he couldn't believe his eyes.

"I was kind of speechless. I couldn't make sense of what I was seeing," he said.

It turned out, the drivers were dogs. One was in the driver's seat and the other was in the passenger's seat, making what looked like a getaway from the animal hospital.

"My friend said, 'Man, what's that? A dog driving?'" said d'Entrement.

The owner of the car had apparently left his Pontiac Vibe in neutral and it coasted out of the driveway and onto the street.

"The car was just kind of rolling, not too fast, coming right in the road," d'Entrement said.

The two men got out of the car and watched while the two dogs looked back at them from inside the car. They snapped a photo before the owner of the dogs ran out of the animal hospital.

The men said they were in hysterics as the dog owner apologized.

"It's the funniest thing I'd seen in years," d'Entrement said.

What could have been a day in the doghouse turned out OK — no one was hurt.

About the Author

Preston Mulligan has been a reporter in the Maritimes for more than 20 years. Along with his reporting gig, he also hosts CBC Radio's Sunday phone-in show, Maritime Connection.

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