Gone are the days when it was said that living a dog’s life is a curse! In today’s day and age, living a dog’s life as a pet to affluent owners can earn a dog millions. Leona Helmsley’s dog, named Trouble, has made it to the news by inheriting a $12 million trust fund, according to her will. This beloved white Maltese couldn’t have got anything better in this life (if you believe in re-birth) at least. It’s more surprising to know that two of her grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire’s estate. I guess a man should learn some loyalty ticks from dogs. What more interesting is that she also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer. But all this only if they visit their father’s gravesite once each calendar year. Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each. Smart move old lady! Moreover, she has mentioned in her will that when Trouble dies, her remains shall be buried next to Helmsley’s remains in the Helmsley mausoleum.
FYI, Trouble has once appeared in ads for the Helmsley Hotels and lived up to her name by biting a housekeeper. About the lady – Helmsley died earlier this month at her Connecticut home. She became known as a symbol of 1980s greed and earned the nickname “the Queen of Mean” after her 1988 indictment and subsequent conviction for tax evasion.