Mitsos lived above his restaurant with only his beloved pet dog called Stavros.
One day Stavros the dog died and Mitsos went to his local priest and asked, "Father, my dog Stavros died. Could you do a Trisagion (blessing) for the poor animal, he was like a son to me?
Father Nikos shook his head, "I'm afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church. But, there is an English church on the next block. God knows what they believe in. May be they' ll do something for your dog?"
Mitsos said, "I' ll go right away Father. Do you think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?
Father Nikos exclaimed, "Kyrie Eleison Vre Mitsos, why didn't you tell me the dog was Greek Orthodox?"