Zoey the Cool Cat to inherit millions!
I’m pretty sure most of my readers know that I have a cat. Her name is Zoey the Cool Cat. I’m pretty sure that most of my readers also know that I really do like my cat. I don’t love her because I reserve love for people, not animals or inanimate objects. But I do really, really, really, really like her.
Trouble, Leona Helmsley’s dog, inherited $12 million in 2007.
Tommasino, a stray cat in Italy, inherited $15 million in December 2011 from real estate mogul Maria Assunta.
Kalu, an Australian chimpanzee, inherited $60 million in 2010.
Gunter, a German shepherd, inherited $140 million in 2000.
I realize people are allowed to do with their money as they please, but I also wonder if there’s a piece missing in people who leave money like that to one pet rather than, say, founding a pet sanctuary for unwanted animals, or creating an endowment for a women and children’s abuse shelter…. or endowing a soup kitchen to feed the hungry…. or endowing a homeless shelter…. things that might actually improve the world and the lives of those in it.
Maybe if I had millions of dollars like, say, Mitt Romney, I might leave a few to Zoey the Cool Cat! Would the pet inheritance tax be more than what Romney pays in taxes each year? [Ooops. This last paragraph is sneaking into the realm of politics..............lol]
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