A wealthy woman from California telephones El Al Airline requesting a first-class ticket for her dog. The airline attendant is astonished and promptly advises the lady that she cannot have a seat for her dog.
The lady is very upset, but at the end of the discussion the airline attendant agrees to personally carry the pampered poodle in a suitable cage on the plane.
The plane lands in Israel and as the service people remove the cage, they notice to their horrified surprise that the poodle is dead. They immediately dispatch someone to fetch another poodle which looks the same as the demised dog.
They happily hand over the cage to the lady who looks at the cage and flatly rejects it on the ground that: "This is not my dog!"
The airline personnel are surprised -- they thought the substitute poodle looked like an exact match, whereupon the lady replies: "My dog was dead and I was taking her to Israel to be buried."