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A farmer named Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside

except for a pet dog he doted on. The dog finally died, and

Muldoon went to the parish priest, saying "Father, the dog

is dead. Could you possibly be saying a mass for the poor


Father Patrick told the farmer "No, we can't have services

for an animal in the church, but I'll tell you what, there's

a new denomination down the road apiece, and no telling what

they believe in, but maybe they'll do something for the


Muldoon said "I'll go right now. By the way, do you think

$50,000 is enough to donate for the service?"

Father Patrick replied "Why didn't you tell me the dog was


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