Sunol, California (AP): Some former mayors might be
remembered with a street or a building bearing their name.
Local businessman Mike Cerny went a little farther when
creating a memorial to Bosco, a mixed-breed Rottweiler-Labrador
that was elected Sunol's honorary mayor back in 1981.
Cerny has molded a life-sized beer tap in Bosco's image. The
contraption requires lifting one of the dog's hind legs to draw
Cerny plans to open Bosco's Bones and Brew, a restaurant
that will prominently feature the $3,500 tap. The restaurant is
expected to open next month.
Sunol, an unincorporated area outside San Francisco Bay, has
no city government. Bosco was elected in 1981 as honorary
mayor, easily defeating two human opponents.
His political coup was reported far and wide. A newspaper in
China, misunderstanding American humor, wrote an editorial
deriding free elections and democracy.
Bosco died in 1994.