A man lived alone in the countryside with only a pet dog for company.
One day, the dog died, and the man went to his pastor and said, "Pastor, my dog is dead. Could there be a service for the poor
creature?" The pastor replied, "I'm afraid not. We cannot have services for an animal in the church but there is a new church down the road, and
there's no tellin' what they believe. Maybe they'll do something for the animal; you can go and find out". Then the man answered innocently, "I'll go right away Pastor but do you think $50,000 is enough to donate for the burial service?" The Pastor exclaimed, "Sweet Jesus! Why didn't you tell me the dog was a Christian?"