One day, John walks outside and sees his dog holding the neighbor's rabbit in its mouth. Wanting to preserve his good relationship with his neighbor, John takes the dead rabbit, washes it off, combs its fur and puts it back in its cage.
The next week, John is standing outside talking to his neighbor. The neighbor says, "did you hear there was a death in the family?"
John, trying to look surprised, says, "Oh I'm sorry to hear that, who died?"
The neighbor replies, "It was Fluffy the rabbit. And you know, the funniest thing happened - the day after we buried him, someone dug him up and put him back in his cage!"