[Bonwicke] The Humorous Side, by Elizabeth Barret Browning (the 4-pawed one)

Charlie Cain larkinokane at suddenlink.net
Tue Dec 22 11:51:05 PST 2009

This article appeared in the November 2009 Monthly "Mews"-letter of the "Hobo Hotel & Spankey Halfway House For Cats & Kittens.  Otherwise known locally as 'Louise's favorite Cat-House.'   It is entitled "The Veterinarian."

One Sunday, in counting the money in the weekly offering, the pastor of a small church found a pink envelope containing $1000.00  It happened again the next week.

The following Sunday, he watched as the offering was collected and saw an elderly woman put the distinctive pink envelope on the plate. This went on for weeks until the pastor, overcome by curiosity, approached her.

"Ma'am, I couldn't help but notice that  you put $1,000 a week in the collection plate," he stated. "Why yes," she replied, "Every week my son sends me money and I give some of it to the church." The pastor replied, "That's wonderful, but $1,000 is a lot, are  you sure you can afford this." How much does he send you?"

The elderly woman answered, $10,000 a week."  The pastor was amazed. "Your son is very successful, what does he do for a living?"  "He's a veterinarian," she answered.  "That's an honorable profession, but I had no idea they made that much money." the pastor said.  "Where does he practice?"  The woman answered proudly, "In Nevada.  He has two cat houses, one is Las Vegas and one in Reno."

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