Reporting for the Las Vegas Variety a writer got free passes to the new magic show starring David Silverfield.
There was much press given to this aspiring new magician in town since it was said he could change a person into anything and then change them back again.
People attending the show were reluctant to offer their assistance when asked to come up on the stage.
Since not getting any help from the audience, the magician then told the audience he himself would be the willing person to demonstrate the trick.
With much ado, drum rolls, lightening flashes from the strobe light all over the theater, a dog appeared on a pedestal center stage.
The audience applauded and stood clapping and yelling.
The dog sat up on his hind legs barking and barking and barking.
After about twenty minutes of the continued barking, an announcer came onto the stage and announced "ladies and gentlemen, the show is over".
The people stood up grumbling, and complaining that they did not see the magician reappear and that this was a farce.
The next day the Las Vegas news tabloids and TV ran stories on what had happened.
Seems that when the magician changed himself into a dog, he could not speak the words that could change him back into himself again.
His agent will now have ownership of "MAGIC" as he is now called. Soon however, the agent tired of the constant barking and took "Magic" to the local pound. The Humane Society aide tells prospective adopters, "He is a habitual barker, but I feel as though he is trying to tell us something".
No word of anyone adopting him because of his constant habit of barking and he is on the list to be euthanized.