A Pony is Always the Answer

Eve: So Bear’s been looking for Mary?
Jim: Yes, and I don’t know how much longer he’s going to believe the cat’s hiding in the basement. We’re going to have to tell him she died.
Eve: It’s been six months. How are we going to explain that we’ve been lying to him for so long?
Jim: Maybe we should buy him a new cat? Two cats? A pony?? A new x-box? I don’t know…