We've long relied on our canine friends to provide boozy sustenance in our times of greatest need, ever since 16th-century St. Bernards revived snowbound Alpine travelers with mini-kegs of brandy. Actually, that's almost entirely made up. But hey, this dog can fetch beer from the fridge on command!

So far, Bandit the Aussie cattle dog can only bring his human an empty, coozie-wrapped bottle—and that took six months of training—but his achievements are a shining beacon of hope (refracted through a cold, sweating brown bottle) for a future where our beloved pets help enable our drinking problems.

Good boy, Bandit. Good, good boy.

[h/t Grub Street]