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Dead Cat

Contributed by Ross Sams, Jr., Reader's Digest, May 1996, p. 102

Our neighbor's cat was run over by a car, and the mother quickly disposed of the remains before her four-year-old son Billy found out about it. After a few days, though, Billy finally asked about the cat.

"Billy, the cat died," his mother explained. "But it's all right. He's up in heaven with God."

The boy asked, "What in the world would God want with a dead cat?"