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Sick as a Dog

Little Moishie Epstein’s dog Benji was sick and the boy was afraid that his dad would come back from the bet with bad news.

As his dad stepped through the door with Benji in his carrier, Moishie rushed to find out what the vet had said.

"I'm afraid it's not good news, son," said his father. "The vet thinks Benji's only got another three weeks or so to live."

Hearing this, Moishie burst into tears.

"But Benji wouldn't want you to be sad," said the father, putting a comforting arm around Moishie's shoulder. "He'd want you to remember all the good times you had together."

Moishie rubbed his eyes. "Can we give Benji a funeral?"

"Sure we can," said his father.

"Can I invite all my friends?"

"Of course you can."

"And can we have cake and ice-cream?"

"Sure, you can have whatever you want."

"Dad," said Moishie, "can we kill Benji today?"

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