The Foo dog cannon, which looks like an enormous lion, is an oriental
dog mounted on a platform with a bowl of golden bones on the platform.
This fully fucntional cannon was one of twelve specialty cannons Thomas
designed for his mad brother King Dimwit
(one of the others is Chloe
A charge of gun powder is inserted by opening the rear of the Foo dog.
When closed with a pillow of powder inside, the tail will raised to
stand at attention. Clicking on the ear of the dog will cause a
mechanism beneath the platform to lift the bowl of bones and tip them
into the mouth. Pulling on the tail will cause it to lower and then
quickly snap back. A click of a firing pin will be released followed by
the roar of the cannon firing. If loaded, the gold bones will be hurled.
In the 940s GUE
, the Foo dog
cannon was owned by Thaddeus
display in the Irondune
Nemesis (game, design documents)