TROUBLE FOR TROUBLE
In court papers unsealed today, Manhattan surrogate court judge, Renee Roth reduced Trouble's inheritance from 12 million dollars to 2 million. Who's trouble?
This is Trouble....the bereaved surviving dog with his late mistress, Leona Helmsley.
Leona Helmsley, also known as the Queen of Mean, left Trouble the 12 million, while two of her grandchildren got nothing, because Trouble was the only living creature that showed her any affection.
She had originally requested in her will that either her brother of one of her two grandchildren care for Trouble, they declined. Trouble currently resides with the manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel in Sarasota Florida. Trouble's annual expenses are $190,000, including a $60,000 guardian fee, $100,00 for round-the-clock security, $8,000 for grooming, $3,000 for miscellaneous expenses, $1,200 for food, which is high considering this breed is known to eat their own poop. This fact has been routinely documented, and medical expenses anywhere from $2,500 to $18,000.
I thought the $100,000 was pretty high for security because won't a leash pretty much keep the dog in check? Well, it seems Trouble has had some death threats.
So the grandkids petition the court saying Grandma L is incompetent which is not the same as incontinent, and didn't know what she was doing. Judge Renee Roth overturned Leona's wishes and reduced the award to $2 million, and dispersing $6 million between the two grandchildren.
My question to you, wise and intelligent readers, is this fair? Was Trouble given the shaft? Or do you think the grandchildren were within their