The Italian Funeral DogAn Italian man was leaving a convenience store with his espresso when he
noticed a most unusual Italian funeral procession approaching the nearby
cemetery. A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50
Feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary
Italian man walking a dog on a leash. Behind him, a short distance back,
were about 200 men walking single file.
The man couldn't stand the curiosity. He respectfully approached the
Italian man walking the dog and said:
"I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you,
but I've never seen a Italian funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?"
''What happened to her?"
"She yelled at me and my dog attacked and killed her."
He inquired further, "But who is in the second hearse?"
The Italian man answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my
wife when the dog turned on her."
A very poignant and touching moment of Italian brotherhood and silence
passed between the two men..
"Can I borrow the dog?"
The man replied, "Get in line."