A man lived alone in South Philly with only his dog as a companion.
When the dog died, the man visited his parish priest and asked, “Father, my dog is dead. Could ya’ say a mass for my best friend, the poor creature?”
“I’m afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church,” the Father replied. “But there is a Baptist church a couple of blocks north of here. Who knows what they believe in, so perhaps they’ll perform a service for your dog.”
“OK, thanks Father,” the man said. “Do ya’ think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?”
“Sweet Mary and Jesus!” the Father exclaimed. “Why didn’t you tell me the dog was baptized Catholic?"
Note: The photo above is of Jimmy Cagney and Patrick O’Brian from Angels With Dirty Faces.
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