Tuesday, June 17, 2008
A dog's life gets that much
Celebrity pooch down to its last $2 million.
Leona Helmsley's pet pooch, Trouble, is going from rich bitch to good dog by throwing a $10 million bone to charity.
A Manhattan judge quietly reduced the notoriously ill-tempered canine's $12 million trust fund ... Trouble now will have to get by for the rest of her life on a measly $2 million.
Trouble is living in Florida with Carl Lekic, the general manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel. In an affidavit, Lekic says ... "Two million dollars ... would be enough money to pay for Trouble's maintenance and welfare at the highest standards of care for more than 10 years, which is more that twice her reasonably anticipated life expectancy," he said.
Lekic put her annual expenses at $190,000, which includes his $60,000 guardian fee, $100,000 for 'round-the-clock security, $8,000 for grooming, $3,000 for miscellaneous expenses, $1,200 for food and anywhere from $2,500 to $18,000 for medical care.