The World according to Hulk
August 2nd 2011 11:19 am
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I would like to bark about Turnspit Dogs: Happily, Dogs don't have to do that kind of work any more. Prior to and possibly into the early 1800s, Dogs were used to turn a spit on which was skewered meat to be roasted over an open fire. The spit was turned via a wheel, inside of which a dog had to run---something like a hamster wheel. The meat would have to cook for several hours, during which time the poor dog wasn't allowed to stop even long enough to catch his breath, lest the meat burn. Sometimes, as in restaurants or inns where large portions of meat were roasted, there would be two dogs who would work on alternate days.