Muldoon, the farmer, lived alone in the countryside with his pet dog of many years. Eventually, his dog died of old age. Muldoon went to the parish priest.
"Father, my dear old dog is dead. Could you be saying a mass for the poor creature?"
Father Patrick replied, "Muldoon, I'm sorry to hear of your dog's death, but we can't be holding services for an animal in the church. However, there's a new denomination down the road, and maybe they would do something for the animal."
Muldoon said, "Thank you, Father. Do you think $500 is enough to donate for the service?"
The Father quickly responded, "Son! Why didn't you tell me the dog was Catholic?!"