This gives a whole new meaning to "And your little dog too!"....
A pet dog left £6 million by the late billionaire Leona Helmsley may have to fight for her inheritance after a former housekeeper said she planned to sue the fluffy white heiress for biting her. Trouble, an eight-year-old Maltese who was Mrs Helmsley's constant companion before her death last month, came out better than nearly all of the billionaire's family in her will.
Money, however, does not always bring happiness, even in New York, and storm clouds are already gathering over Trouble's future.
Not only may Trouble need a lawyer, but she may also need a new owner after it was reported yesterday that Mrs Helmsley's brother, Alvin Rosenthal, to whom the dog was left, does not want her.
Zamfira Sfara, a former housekeeper at Mrs Helmsley's Manhattan home, has previously tried unsuccessfully to sue the hotel and property billionaire, a convicted tax evader and the so-called Queen of Mean, over a bite inflicted by Trouble.