O'Reilley lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day the dog died, and O'Reilley went to the parish priest and asked, "Father, me dog is dead. Could ya be sayin a Mass for the poor creature?"
Father O'Malley replied, ''I'm afraid not, we can't have services for an animal in the church. But there are some Protestants down the street and there's no tellin' what they beleive. Maybe they'll do something for the animal."
O'Reilley said, "I'll go right away Father. Do ya think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?"
Father O'Malley exclaimed, "Sweet Mary Mother of God! Why didn't ya tell me the dog was Catholic!"