A Man Walks Into A Bar…
This news photograph is captioned “Doberman tends bar, operates cash register.” June 10, 1947.
Somehow I don’t think the animal rights groups would allow this today, let alone the department of health. Though I’ll bet he was a good listener.
UPDATE 10/27/11: The full news slug reads, “Holding money in his mouth, Baron, bartending Doberman pinscher owned by Luke and Josephine Botica, pulls open cash drawer to put away the money he just picked off the bar. The talented animal got his training from a bartender (Anthony Katalininch) and his owners who also own the bar where he operates.” Chicago, IL