Leona Helmsley’s dog, Trouble has had his cut of Leona’s estate cut from $12 million to $2 million. How is a 9-year old Maltese supposed to live on just a measly $2 million?
Helmsley, known as the “Queen of Mean” after her tax evasion conviction, died last August. Her will specified that Trouble was to receive a $12 million trust fund to allow the general manager of Helmsley’s Sandcastle Hotel to keep Trouble in the manner to which he’d become accustomed.
Helmsley cut most of her family out of the will, leaving the bulk of her fortune to her charitable foundation. The $10 million cut from Trouble’s trust fund will revert to the charity.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
If you’re reading this, you are likely a dog lover and already know that our dogs are so much more than pets. Below are some recent news stories that prove that some dogs are downright heroes! Whether preventing an abduction, helping a person with seizures, or chasing away a bear, these three wonder dogs deserve our thanks!
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I generally think of the British as a fairly cultural bunch, but apparently, they have trouble with dog fighting across the pond, just as we do here in North America.
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In the United Kingdom, they are considering making it mandatory to have all dogs microchipped.
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Many of you are dealing with layoffs as the economy worsens. Turns out dogs are not immune…
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As the price of everything from gasoline to groceries continues to skyrocket, many consumers have had to cut back on their spending. However, a recent poll conducted by Petfinder.com shows that most of us will cut back on our personal spending before we cut back on what we spend on our pets.
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June 20, 2008 is Bring Your Dog to Work Day.
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