Turnspit Dogs

There once was a breed of dog known as the turnspit.  And amazingly the dog did just as his name implied – he turned the spit.  In large British kitchens, before machinery was available, there were dogs in oversized hamster wheels that turned the spit over the fire. 

And really I can’t tell the story better than NPR, so here is the link…

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/05/13/311127237/turnspit-dogs-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-vernepator-cur

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