Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It's a Dog's Life

Your scribe, ever eager to pass on the latest hard news from good ol' Greenwich, wants to be sure everyone knows that the biggest single living legatee of Leona Helmsley's estate was her dog, Trouble.

$12,000,000 was Trouble's cut. That's a lot of dog biscuits, for sure. Oh, and as for Leona's human heirs, some got $5,000,000, and some got none.

Your scribe wonders if Trouble gets to keep the house, too...surely Leona would have wanted her to be kept in the style to which she was accustomed, no?



Blogger Vicki said... aren't kidding that a lot of dog biscuits. Wonder if Trouble needs someone to take care of her. :)

I'm not sure what happened to video but it's up an running over at my blog now.

Thanks for letting me know. My preview showed it working and I didn't check the actual blog. Silly me (g).

Okay, my break is over, time to get back to the last minute stuff.

August 29, 2007 4:22 PM  
Blogger Animal Chaplain said...

Leona Helmsley's will left 12 million dollars to her canine companion. I completely understand how Leona Helmsley adored her dog - many of us love ours deeply, too. I just wish she would have shown her love for all dogs, or even all animals, and not just her own particular dog. Imagine how many pets could have been spayed and neutered for that amount of money, or how many dogs could have been saved from the evils of dogfighting. Her little shih tzu will not know the difference between a diamond-encrusted collar, and one bought from Target. I hope the brother she appointed to be her dog's caretaker, will keep other animals in mind as well. What is good for the animal kingdom, is good for one cute little spoiled pooch.

Nancy J. Cronk
Founder, Chair and Chaplain
Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains

August 30, 2007 12:31 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Wow, Nancy, great comment! Well said!

I love the bit about the collars...on the rare occasions Trouble and I were together, she did not exhibit huge amounts of brainpower (unlike some dogs I have known and loved). So, no, I'm sure she'd never know the difference.

One wonders what will happen to the corpus of the bequest once Trouble is laid to rest in the grand mausoleum in Sleepy Hollow. Perhaps you should be in touch with the brother, Nancy, and suggest your organization as a possible residual beneficiary.
Just making the request might help to bring your group some good publicity!

August 30, 2007 12:43 PM  
Blogger B.E. Sanderson said...

Not a comment on the topic, but just a note to let you know your blog seed worked. LOL Thanks for stopping by, Bill.

August 30, 2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Jeez, B.E., what do you have against dogs?! ;-)

August 30, 2007 3:46 PM  
Blogger B.E. Sanderson said...

I love dogs. I think he probably deserved 12 mil for putting up with Helmsley. ;o)

August 31, 2007 9:31 AM  
Blogger Sarah Darer Littman said...

As soon as I saw the headline in the GT I knew you'd write about this. I was tempted to write about it myself, but I've been too busy pricing for my Monster Tag Sale. Sunday! 9-3!! Monday!! 9-1!!! Come!! Bring your friends!! By lots of stuff so I can actually fit my CAR in the garage!!!

Anyway, I think her will proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Helmsley really deserved the moniker "Queen of Mean."

August 31, 2007 6:18 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hey, SaraDara, there's plenty more to say on the topic - you should definitely jump in!

Sorry I missed the MTS - my ancient iMac soccer ball running OS 9.2 is no longer supported by the newest versions of Yahoo! and Blogger, so I've spent three days off-line. Which means I didn't know about the MTS until Tuesday AM - talk about a day late and a dollar short!

Hope it was a huge success - you *will* blog about it, right?

September 04, 2007 10:34 AM  

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