A lawyer's dog, running about unleashed, heads for the local butcher shop and steals a roast from the counter.
Later, the butcher goes to the lawyer's office and asks, "If a dog, running unleashed, steals a piece of meat from my store, do I have a right to demand payment for the meat from the dog's owner?"
"Absolutely," the lawyer responded.
The butcher immediately shot back, "Good! You owe me $7.99 for the roast your dog stole from me this morning." The lawyer, without a word, wrote the butcher a check for $7.99.
A few days later, the butcher, browsing through his mail, finds an envelope from the lawyer. The contents read "Consultation fee. $25.00."