[Sca-cooks] Service Animal

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Aug 12 13:39:45 PDT 2009

Selene commented:

<<< Every for real princess should have a pony.  /me pooches out lower  

OK, what about a dog cart then?  We can document that. >>>


Dog-Carts-art     (24K) 11/15/06    "Dog Carts and Draft Dog Training:
                                        Directions to Convert a  
European Style
                                        Hand Wagon into a "Period" Dog  
Wagon" by
                                        Lady Rachael of Bhakail.

This is a revised article from the one I based mine on. Although since  
my dog (Miniature American Eskimo) is only 16 pounds, compared to Lady  
Rachael's bigger dogs, the wagon was a bit smaller. I do have photos  
if anyone wants to see Snowball pulling his wagon. :-)

He does haul water around for the water bearers and hauls our stuff  
around various sites. But that doesn't apparently qualify him as a  
"service animal".

I would love to have him at Gulf Wars but he isn't a period breed.  
There is a possible exception to the 'no dogs' rules based on being  
used in a class, such as one on dog carts and making them, but I  
haven't decided to do that. It would mean staying over in the 'Kennel  

The article above has some dog cart history but is more of a 'how-to'  
than a history. If someone would like to write a more comprehensive  
article on dog carts in our period I'd love to have it.

Earlier in this thread we were talking about handicap transport. There  
are folks that build lightweight dog carts using bicycle wheels and  
metal framing and actually it in the cart have themselves pulled by  
one or two harnessed dogs.  Not very period looking, but neither is a  
scooter or golf cart.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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