Daddy got us this Howdah. WHAT? Is he is so goofy. Anyway, he got it on Ebay, he says its over 100 years old, and used to ride on an elephant or camel back, carrying children getting married. Anyway, now its our dog house in the living room. Isnt that cool? Here is the definition of a Howdah, from Wikopedia. (Willie looked it up, he thinks he is so smart!
A howdah, or houdah, is a carriage which is positioned on the back of an elephant, or occasionally some other animal, used most often in the past to carry wealthy people or for use in hunting or warfare. It was also a symbol of wealth for the owner, and as a result were decorated with expensive gems.