A woman was leaving the Starbucks with her morning coffee when she noticed a funeral procession on its way the nearby cemetery. Two long, black hearses were slowly following one another.
Walking behind the second hearse was a solitary woman with a pit bull dog on a leash.
Behind were 200 women walking single file.
The woman put down her coffee, and respectfully approached the woman walking the dog. She said, "I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?"
The woman replied, "Well, that first hearse is for my husband."
"What happened to him?"
The woman replied, "My dog attacked and killed him."
She inquired further, "Well, who is in the second hearse?"
The woman answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her."
A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passes between the two women.
"Can I borrow the dog?"