A woman brings a very limp Duck into the Vet's surgery. The Vet takes out his stethoscope and listens to the Duck's chest....nothing ! The Vet looks at the lady and says "I'm sorry to have to tell you, your Duck, 'Cuddles' has passed away !"
The lady is somewhat distraught. "How can you be so sure ?" She says. "You haven't done any tests ! He might just be in a coma or something !"
The Vet rolls his eyes and says "Would you excuse me for a minute !" and then leaves the room. 30 seconds later he returns with his own pet Labrador. The Labrador puts his front paws on the table and sniffs at the Duck. The dog then makes a sad face, jumps down, and leaves the room. At that moment,the Vet's cat walks into the examining room. She jumps on the table and sniffs the duck from head to tail. Shakes her head. Meows softly. Then leaves the room.
The Vet reasserts to the lady that it's clear her pet duck has died and then goes to his computer to get her bill for the consultation. When he returns he gives the bill to the lady and as she examines it she exclaims "$1500 !! $1500 Dollars to tell me my Duck is dead !"
The Vet calmly looks at the lady and says "Well, if you'd just taken my word for it we could have settled at $20 ! But you did insist on a Cat scan and a Lab.report !"