A woman’s on vacation and calls home to her husband. She asks, "How’s my cat doing?"
The husband says, "The cat’s dead."
The woman’s upset and says, "Well, you could have broken the news to me when I got home. I can’t enjoy my vacation now. You could’ve just said a little white lie, like the cat’s on the roof and you can’t get her down."
"Okay, I’m sorry," says the husband, "I’ll remember that."
The woman says, "Anyway, how’s my mother doing?"
The husband says, "Your mother’s up on the roof and we can’t get her down."