Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Get a Life, People!

As I wrote a few months ago, the big winner in Leona Helmsley's will was her dog Trouble, who inherited (or, more correctly, a trust was set up to benefit) to the tune of $12 million. There's lots to criticize in that bequest - the size of it, that it was done to the detriment of Helmsley's human heirs, etc. But the blame surely has to rest with the deceased Queen of Mean. Which makes this particularly stupid:

A dog that inherited $12m (£5.8m) from late New York hotelier Leona Helmsley is in hiding after it was targeted by death threats, US media say.

Trouble, a white Maltese that belonged to the billionaire until her death in August, was flown by private jet to Florida, the New York Post reported.
The dog has received more than 20 death threats and has been removed to an "undisclosed location." Perhaps Dick Cheney will take her out for walkies (and she'll bite him on the ass).


Buzzardbilly said...

I wonder what kind of inheritance tax the gov wants when a dog inherits?

Whatever it is, I'll bet Dick Cheney takes the rest of it while they out walkies.

jedijawa said...

No ... have Paris Hilton walk the dog by carrying it close to her heart ... take care of two problems at the same time!