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    Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070829/helms...ooch.html?.v=1

    Wow if you are a dog what would you do with 12 million dollars?
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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    Thats just stupid! How the heck is the dog gonna spend money?


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    yeah, I read that this morning. It's sad that the dog makes way more than what my wife and I make combined...

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    I think it is sad that this person did not have a relationship that would warrent leaving the money to them. Pets are wonderful but I feel sad for people who are alone as far as human relationships are concerned. Wanting the pet to be well cared for I understand but.........goodness sakes

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    Ok I love that dog nice warm mat infront my fire dogs always welcome

    I also welcome the cash direct to my bank account;

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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    I think it rude she left none to her grand children.

    The dog would have been much better off if she left it with someone she trusted, and then gave the money to him/her to support the care of the dog. That way, the dog wouldn't be targeted by greedy people. We must only hope that the greed of humans doesn't harm this poor dog. I pity the poor thing.

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    Just think if somebody in the family sued the dog for the money.


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    I feel sorry for the dog. It may eat out of a gold plated dog dish, but does anyone actually care for the poor dog? Just because someone is paid to take care of it doesn't mean it has been able to bond with anyone. It seems like a sad existence to me.


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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    Did anyone else automatically picture a fat little ankle biting spoilt dog?
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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    I never pictured Leona Helmsley as a dog-lover.

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    Being that it was left in a trust for the dog I am sure it has more do to with a tax loop whole then anything ealse. I know NRHA and AQHA have foundations you can put your $$ into and then live off the trust until you die then it goes to the trustee and there is little to no tax burdon at that point.

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    Being someone who has a rather dishonerable family tree.. Not all of them but a embarrassing number. Money scroungers that would take you for a ride if they could (if you get my meaning) If I didnt have 4 deserving family members that I have I would leave it to my animals too. In fact with 12 million that would be toooo muchhhh funnn!

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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell&Jas View Post
    Did anyone else automatically picture a fat little ankle biting spoilt dog?
    LOL. I believe that dog has a bite history. According to the article it had bit someone already.
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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    If you were around in the late 80s and heard all the horrible stories about Leona Helmsley, this story should be of no surprise.

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    She left he dog in the care of her brother and left him several million too. She cut her grandchildren out of her will because they thought she owed them. Not every one in a family deserves to inherit, my mom has cut out both of my brothers because they are scumbags.
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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    It is my understanding (I could be wrong) that the 12 mil is only a small part of the fortune. Most was left to various charities. Still leaving money to a pet is just insane. I would say the government will really find a way to take it all.

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    hey come on we all got house hold bills. telling me no one would look after the little dog and the money

    Not saying I need it but we all got house hold bills.

    Money doesn't give you happiness but my god it helps along the way. It should make this little dog happy to

    I like see the bank manager going over the bank account with the dog. That I love to see.

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    I read that too. It's pretty weird. I mean, 12 million to her dog, and none for her grandchildren? 'Love dogs, but, why?? I think I also read, maybe, that she wanted to be buried with her dog. Wow, she's a major dog lover.

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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    I hope this kind of nonsense is ended one day. Had she cared for the dog she would have made sure someone who loved it was the caretaker. It seems like leaving millions for a dog is like some final statement or last joke. Maybe the dog was her only friend and she blamed everyone for being friendless. Who knows. It seems dumb.
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    Re: Dead woman leaves 12 million to her dog.

    Leona had trouble with the law because of tax evasion-maybe this has more to do with spite than with love.

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