How much money are you willing to spend on your pet? Was $30,000,000 the number that popped into your head? No? Well, it popped into someone's... read on for the astounding details.
Wealthy parents often set up trust funds for their kids which the children can access when they reach a certain age. Depending on how wealthy the parents are, these trust funds can contain a substantial sum. But a trust fund for a dog? Yes, you heard me correctly. Oprah Winfrey has set up a trust fund for her dogs worth $30 million dollars!! Sure she gives more than that amount to charity, however, most people, even other celebrities, question this degree of excess and wonder how $30 million dollars could be better spent.
Most pet owners have their dogs sleep on old blankets, inexpensive pet beds or homemade ‘with love’ dog houses from recycled materials. No so for Paris Hilton’s pet chihuahua Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell ‘s doghouse is a mini replica of Paris' own mansion. Air conditioned of course, it is complete with miniature furniture, a spiral staircase, a black chandelier, a balcony, a pool and a separate bungalow.
I wonder how Tinkerbell does with the stairs?
Actress Majel Roddenberry, wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, stated in her will , that if she died, her dogs would continue living in one of her multimillion-dollar mansions and would be allotted $4 million for the "upkeep" of their living quarters. In comparison to what Oprah has allotted for the care of her dogs, this figure of $4 million does not seem that bad. But hold it! What is happening to our thinking here! Let’s not get lost in these numbers. These stories are at best hilarious, and at worst, sickening.
Junk food rules and kids can be very stubborn when it comes to eating healthy food. Most parents spend endless hours in pursuit of those magic healthy foods. But would you spend this time and money for your pet? Apparently Jessica Simpson will. Jessica is so concerned about her dogs’ nutrition and eating habits that she hired a chef just to prepare food for her dogs. She insists that the food not only be nutritious, but something her dogs love to eat as well. Heaven forbid that they should not enjoy their food!
This chief designer for Chanel may show the most ridiculous behaviour ever toward a cat. Lagerfeld, when talking about his 9 month old Siamese cat, Choupette, said that she is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality and has lunch and dinner with him on the table, with her own food of course! She sleeps under a pillow and even knows how to use an iPad. She has 2 full-time pet sitters, one for night and one for day. Would you say beyond excessive?
Society can criticize and judge all they want but, when it comes to celebrities and their pets, nothing is normal. Having an excess of money at your disposal definitely molds your spending habits and values, and as much as we are horrified by these stories of excess...we crave to read more.
I am not sure if I believe in reincarnation, but if I did I sure know where I would chose to spend my next life...as a celebrity pet!