Monday, June 16, 2008

$190, 000 a year??!!

Leona Helmsley's dog's keepers estimate that $190, 000 is more than enough to keep the dog fed, clothed, housed and in good medical health per year.

Now, I am enough of a capitalist to believe that the late Mrs. Helmsley should be allowed to spend her money in any fashion she desired so long as it is legal. This is certainly legal. It also costs more than a Harvard degree, would pay off many mortgages and be a nice drop in the bucket for many charities. Much as I love and value Sam, board him at a slightly more expensive facility and buy him top of the line dog food, treats, shampoo for those smelly moments... $190, 000?


Matt Brown said...

That is outrageous indeed. $150,000 is more than enough.

CompletelyGeeked said...

Figure $220 a night at the hotel by the time you get taxes, etc. That's about $80,000, leaving only $110,000 left for other incidentals. Like hush money paid to the disgruntled poop scoopers and other victims of the dog's cruel and selfish behavior.

itsmecissy said...

Hot off the press:

"Leona Helmsley's dog isn't quite as well-heeled as she used to be. Manhattan Surrogate Judge Renee Roth has reduced the trust fund for the little dog, named Trouble, from $12 million to $2 million.

The remaining $10 million now goes to Helmsley's charitable foundation.

The 9-year-old Maltese lives in Florida with the general manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel."