McCarthy lived for many years with only his dog for a companion.
One sad day he found his dog dead from old age. He went
to his parish priest and asked if services could be said
for his dog. The good father said "oh no, we can't
have services for a dog here, but there's a new church down
the street that might be wiling."
"Father do you think $50,000 might be enough of a donation?"
asked farmer McCarthy.
"Well man, why didn't you tell me your dog was a catholic!"