Maltese dogs all over the U.S. are changing their names to Trouble and making their way to Connecticut to try and claim the $12 million that was left by an owner in her will to her dog.
But only one lucky little Trouble will be living in the lap of luxury until her last day, and that’s Trouble Helmsley, fur child to the late real estate mogul, Leona Helmsley.
Helmsley, who died earlier this month, left $12 million to her dog as well as millions of dollars to her brother, who will be Trouble’s caretaker.
Two of her grandchildren, however, have been left nothing “for reasons that are known to them,” she wrote in her will. Two other luckier grandchildren will receive $5 million as long as they visit their father’s gravesite once a year.
Helmsley also ensured that Trouble will live the good life even when the pooch passes away. “I direct that when my dog Trouble dies, her remains shall be buried next to my remains in the Helmsley mausoleum,”" she wrote.
She also set aside $3 million for the regular maintenance of the mausoleum, which must be “washed or steam-cleaned at least once a year.”
I’m left wondering, just what Trouble will spend her $12 million on?