Rita tells of a dog that whispered prayers

My mother had a great big ol Lab dog and she used to call it Paw Paw.  And they lived in Maine, and of course they were getting old then but Id go visiting and wed all be sleeping at night and wed hear whispering. Id hear whispering. And I let that go a couple of nights then one night I said Mom whats going on, who is whispering all night long? She said The dog. I looked and the dog was sleeping and he was whispering. And I asked, What is he whispering? Isn’t  that weird?  She said, Just listen. And it sounded like he was saying his prayers in French. I don’t know if you know French prayers but it sounded just exactly like that.  (Rita went on to tell the audience that she has a cat that plays the piano as well.)