Recently, a woman in our office came home and was informed by her neighbor that her 10-year-old cat had been hit by a car and killed about 30 minutes earlier. The woman was quite shocked, of course, but worried more about how to tell her 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son about the death of the family pet.
When the two got home, she sat them down and proceeded to tell them that the cat had been struck by a car and killed. The 8-year-old understood right away and started to cry. The mother tried to soften the blow by telling the children not to worry, that God had someone new to keep him company in heaven.
The six-year-old boy gave his mom a questioning look and asked, "What's God gonna' do with a DEAD CAT"?