Morris in Brooklyn lived in a big home with his pet dog that he loved for 12
years. His best and only companion. The dog died, and a heart broken Morris went
to the Rabbi of his congregation and asked, "Rabbi, my dog is
dead. Could you please offer a prayer for this faithful creature?"
The Rabbi replied, "No, we cannot hold services for an animal in our synagogue,
but nearby there is a new temple that opened, and no telling what they believe,
maybe they can hold services for an animal."
Morris said, "So I'll go see them now. Do you think $10,000 is enough to donate
for the service?" The Rabbi replied, "So why didn't you tell me the
dog was Orthodox?"