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We are really excited because we are taking Winston to the Tri-State basset waddle in a couple of weeks. Its something we've been wanting to do forever but we haven't gotten around to it. Winston is 11 now and I'm a little worried about whether he can make it the whole way during the parade. Does anyone know where I could get a wagon or cart that we could bring with us just in case?
 

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I would get one of the stake body and for easing of pulling the alterrain models would be better and the pnuematic tires would be a better riding for the dog. but it a matter of taste the use to make pad to go inside but discontinued 2 years now you might find a bargain on ebay or craig list.

as for the reason why it must be a radio flyer is just because it is the american classic is all not some special design feature or anything. note there is a place on the site to find them locally
 

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I actually ended up building my own wagon using the wheels of an old one that someone was throwing away. I made it larger than a normal wagon, and sized it so that an x-pen could be fastened to the sides to keep puppies or nervous/excited dogs from jumping out. I used a 2-foot x-pen so I can just lift the dog over it, but I could also use a taller one with a door. I can also attach decorations to the sides or put a cover over to protect them from sun or rain. I've used it in two parades so far, and other walkers made use of it as well when their hounds got tired. It's carried up to four hounds at a time, although three is more comfortable.
 

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It all depends on what you want. I would imagine going to any kid's toy store would give you a wide selection. You could also try a farm and fleet store or a hardware store, they might have something a bit sturdier.

My Radio Flyer has flames airbrushed on the side of it courtesy of my grandfather. If only it were bigger the hounds could ride in style and be the envy of all the other wagoning hounds...
 

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I have been to the Michigan Waddle and seen pictures of another. You could check with the organizer of yours but usually there is a "pooped pooch" trailer that follows the bassets and picks up tired hounds along the way so everyone can finish :) Have fun, they are a hoot!
 

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I have been to the Michigan Waddle and seen pictures of another. You could check with the organizer of yours but usually there is a "pooped pooch" trailer that follows the bassets and picks up tired hounds along the way so everyone can finish :) Have fun, they are a hoot!
Hah! That's hilarious.
 

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You could check with the organizer of yours but usually there is a "pooped pooch" trailer that follows the bassets and picks up tired hounds along the way so everyone can finish
The Illinois Waddle has a "pooped truck" for the end of the parade route. The other cool thing is that people along the parade route have bowls of water set out so the hounds can drink while they walk. And of course they get plenty of love and pets while they drink.

These are my pictures from last years Illinois Waddle.

GABR Basset Waddle 2010 | Facebook

We can't wait to go again! I think its almost better than Christmas!!:D
 

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Roscolaylamommy, LOVE the pics on FB from the waddle, big LOL re. "tank" wagon with basset in a military helmet!!! By the way, where did you get your basset cowboy hats???? Me likey!!!!
 

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Gabby (at back), Pepper and Rosie in the wagon.

 

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got any pix on flickr or something for us non-facebookers?
Esther - the link should allow anyone to see them whether you're a facebook user or not. If it doesn't work, let me know and I'll put them up on flicker.
 

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Roscolaylamommy, LOVE the pics on FB from the waddle, big LOL re. "tank" wagon with basset in a military helmet!!! By the way, where did you get your basset cowboy hats???? Me likey!!!!
The cowboy hats were sold by a vendor at the waddle. They're basically a decorative cowboy hat (You can probably find them at any craft store) with elastic strapping and an embroidered ribbon on them. If you're handy with a sewing machine/embroidery machine you could probably do it yourself.

It looks like they took two pieces of thin elastic and put a bead on each piece, then ran the loose ends through another bead. Then the took both pieces of elastic and ran bead over each of the loose ends.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5595441407

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5595440465

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5596019824

Then punch small holes in the fold of the brim and the body of the hat (two on each side) and then another set of holes in the body of the hat. Run the elastic through the holes and knot the ends.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5595437551

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5595436499

Finally take and wide piece of ribbon (embroidered or not) and glue around the hat to cover the elastic that shows.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5596022856

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5595439469

If anyone is interested, I could probably put together a little how to video, but I would need a little time to assemble all the materials and tape it.
 

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Thanks for the hat info!
 

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Just a quick FYI...athletic pets makes baseball caps for dogs with ear openings and elastic...Woody already has his Ohio state one on order..
 

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I've seen the baseball caps made for dogs, but I can't imagine Anabelle's ears would fit through the holes.
 

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athletic pets doesn't have a university of memphis hat.
i'm a tiger hound (i must have tiger blood, eh? hahaha)

BAH!
 
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