More and more people are leaving their fortunes for the well being of their pets. But a recent such act has left the son of the generous pet lover fuming. Wealthy heiress, Gail Posner who died aged 67; made arrangements to give her Chihuahua and two other dogs a £2 million ($2.9 million) trust fund and a £6 million ($8.8 million) beach-front mansion in Miami. What is more, her staff including bodyguards and house keepers has been awarded £17 million ($25.2 million) and the right to live rent-free in the property while they cared for the animals. While her only son was left a measly £650,000 ($964,700). Not happy with this unfair will, her son Bret Carr has launched a legal bid to have her last wishes annulled. He says, his mother was drugged with painkillers and ‘brainwashed’ into spending lavish sums on her pets including, Conchita, a Chihuahua who was regularly treated to spas, and showered with diamonds. He further claims his mother was ‘deeply disturbed’ and was persuaded to hire a publicist to promote Conchita as ‘one of the world’s most spoiled dogs’.
When alive, Miss Posner was famously known for spoiling her dogs. Her beloved Conchita’s most prized possession was a £10,000 ($14,840) Cartier necklace. But, did Miss Posners love for her dogs surpass the love for her son, is a mystery that will remain unsolved.