A newly-married man found his wife in tears when he arrived home from the office.
“You know that cake I made from mother’s recipe?” she sobbed. “Well, I put it out to cool and the cat ate half of it.”
“Never mind, darling,” he comforted, “I know someone who will give us a new cat.”
Braude’s Treasury of Wit and Humor, Jacob M. Braude, page 138